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PHAB's Accreditation Improvement Committee requests feedback and recommendations on proposed adjustments to improve the process for health departments to seek accreditation. Comments are due March 31, 2015. (Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB))
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a study.
AHRQ has established a policy for public access to scientific publications and scientific data in digital format resulting from AHRQ funding. The policy will require that authors of scholarly publications submit their final peer-reviewed accepted journal manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC). (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have developed an improved method for analyzing outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illnesses related to four major foodborne bacteria.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has released a national strategy and implementation plan to guide national health security efforts.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing answers to frequently asked questions about measles.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has cleared a rapid test for Ebola infection for use in outbreak countries, an antigen test that can produce a result in 15 minutes, compared with nucleic acid methods that take from 12 to 24 hours.
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities, which will fund Ebola health care system preparedness and response and the development of a regional Ebola treatment strategy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and a global campaign to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has submitted its recommendations to inform the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report is available for public review and comment.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the 15 communities chosen as finalists for the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors inspiring communities that place a high priority on health and bring diverse partners together to achieve local change.
You have a unique opportunity to affect the future of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has convened a "Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine." The working group has developed a Request for Information to collect input from stakeholders and members of the public regarding the current value of and future need for NLM programs, resources, research and training efforts, and services. Please consider responding by March 13th, 2015.
Challenge to create innovative projects that improve the understanding and use of Toxics Release Inventory data. Applications are due March 27, 2015. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)
Many farmers markets are providing fruits and vegetables to low-income Americans via the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (The Nation's Health)
In addition to lives lost and the socio-economic impact of the Ebola outbreak, the long-term impact on families - with at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone losing one or both parents to the virus - further underscores the dire need to invest in better health care systems. (United Nations)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a call for participation in a Request for Information (RFI), allowing the public to share its thoughts with the NIH Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group charged with helping to chart the course of the National Library of Medicine and to ensure that it remains an international leader in biomedical data and health information.
President Barack Obama has announced that we will bring the majority of our troops deployed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa home by April 30.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the availability of a new report titled Domestic and International Adoption: Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Youth and Their Families.
Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation's Dietary Guidelines, according to published reports.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that it is teaming up with a Swiss institute using computer technology to study biological data in combatting dangerous viral infections such as bird flu that strike animals but can also be transmitted to humans.
NACCHO is providing local health departments with resources, publications, and webinars to educate the public on the importance of preventing heart attack and stroke in the United States. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Recent measles outbreaks in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of cases imported into the America.
APHA's Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign provides free emergency preparedness tools and resources to share on social media, your website, or in your community. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
School breakfast continues to make significant gains in communities across the U.S., according to two new analyses by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), which looked at school breakfast participation at the district, state, and national level.
(The Nation's Health)
The Public Health Improvement Resource Center has been refreshed and improved to meet the evolving needs of public health improvement professionals.
From polio and Ebola to tobacco use and teen pregnancy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden tackles a range of public health challenges and successes in a new Q&A with APHA's Public Health Newswire. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
A nationally representative survey shows that natural product use in the United States has shifted since 2007, with some products becoming more popular and some falling out of favor. Overall, natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) remain the most common complementary health approach.
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has launched FastStats for iOS that provides access to topic-specific NCHS content. Topics include diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, health care and insurance, and birth and mortality data. Content is updated automatically when the device is connected to the internet, giving the user up-to-date health statistics.
A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high.
APHA statements on current news, legislation, and APHA activities, as well as new research findings from the American Journal of Public Health and more. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Online portal for public health news, opinion and exchange. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Weekly e-newsletter that includes the latest in ASPPH news, research developments, funding opportunities, member updates, and faculty awards. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
Current and archived press releases, media advisories, and press briefing transcripts. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
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CDC health alerts, advisories and updates on emergent health issues. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Monthly email publication to find out news for health centers, HIV/AIDS programs, rural health, maternal and child health, health information technology and to stay informed of HRSA grant opportunities. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
Links to HRSA press releases. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
Timely public health news updates from APHA's newspaper. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
New information and health statistics released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (NCHS))
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
News from the Public Health/Health Administration Section of MLA. (Medical Library Association (MLA))
News from the CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
(Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PIAPHW))
SOPHE news, announcements, and new research findings from Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
A daily compilation of news from mainstream media sources around the world, focusing on environmental health, including climate impacts, contamination, sewage infrastructure, water availability and bird flu. (Environmental Health Sciences)
The latest news from the IOM, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events. (Institute of Medicine (IOM))
Nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))
Ongoing, publicly-available collection of news stories about public health issues facing communities across the nation. News clips are searchable by state or in the following subject areas: budget cuts, County Health Rankings, H1N1, good news and more. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
(National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD))
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) NIH)
Semimonthly updates on new publications, presentations, and other developments from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)
News from the Pan American Health Organization. (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO))
News about the Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX), an online community designed to be a communication hub for public health professionals interested in learning and sharing information about quality improvement (QI) in public health. (Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX))
Recent news releases from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
Selected news stories on topics of interest to rural communities. (Rural Assistance Center (RAC))
Press Releases from Trust for America's Health, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
Online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world. (Harvard School of Public Health)