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Ebola, the serious, often fatal disease spread by interaction with the blood or fluids of a symptomatic infected person, has been making headlines across the country. The public is asking questions and wondering if they're at risk.
NACCHO's Model Practices Program honors outstanding local public health practices and shares them through the Model Practices Database. NACCHO will accept applications October 1-30, 2014.
According to a systematic review from CDC's Community Guide Branch, health communication campaigns can change health behaviors when combined with the distribution of free or reduced-price related products.
The Ebola outbreak provides an important opportunity for local health departments to review current preparedness plans and ensure procedures are in place to contain any potential outbreaks that may occur now or in the future.
Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a series of updates and actions taken showing its progress in laboratory safety.
In order to support the global efforts to contain the spread of the disease and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector, the heads of WHO, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Airports Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) decided to activate a Travel and Transport Task Force which will monitor the situation and provide timely information to the travel and tourism sector as well as to travelers.
ASTHO has released an issue brief that provides an overview of the evolution of caregiving policy, highlights caregiving programs and policies, and offers recommendations for identifying and structuring caregiving interventions.
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) has modified its eligibility criteria for student candidates to reflect the growing innovation occurring in public health education.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce, and find the root cause of the incident to prevent it from recurring.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), is pleased to present the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice supplement entitled "Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers: Lessons and Models," available for viewing at no cost.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the Ebola public health emergency in West Africa.
Smokey Bear, an icon of public health, is celebrating his 70th birthday. Born August 9, 1944, the creation of the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council has over the decades become the center of the longest-running PSA campaign in U.S. history.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus.
A panel of ethicists specially appointed by the World Health Organization says it is ethical to give untested treatments to people battling Ebola in the current outbreak.
A listing of top-tier resources for local health departments (LHDs) is now available online to assist in addressing select CDC public health preparedness capabilities.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the presence of certain kinds of abnormal growths that may be cancers such as colon cancer or precursors to cancer.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has collaborated with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop Public Health is for Everyone online toolkit. The toolkit can help public health professionals create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities.
The 2014 National Preparedness Report provides a status update on the nation's progress toward reaching the national preparedness goal of a secure and resilient nation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $106.7 million in FY 2014 grant awards to 46 states, the District of Columbia, and five jurisdictions as part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program) established by the Affordable Care Act
Significant increases in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) among the nation's physicians and hospitals are detailed in two new studies published today by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to share the new Performance Management Toolkit, a repository of performance management resources and tools, including case stories, white papers, and self-assessments that can help individuals and organizations move from learning to application. The purpose of this toolkit is to help public health professionals understand performance management and how to develop successful performance management systems.
CDC's 24/7 mission is to prevent, detect, and stop disease outbreaks wherever they occur and to protect America's health by improving public health both at home and abroad. CDC has contributed to the World Health Organization's (WHO) efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa since the start of the outbreak.
ASPPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health an exciting opportunity to gain practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is Thursday, September 18.
Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak of the U.S. Public Health Service informs the public on antibiotic resistance, a public health crisis
Tools to help public health professionals and organizations incorporate the new 2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals version into their workforce development activities are now freely available online.
The Director-General of WHO and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease outbreak will meet to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring the outbreak under control.
Citing the "overwhelming link" between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the "skyrocketing rates" of preventable diseases, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., along with Reps. Jim Moran, D-Va., and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, which proposes a tax of 1 cent per teaspoon of caloric sweetener, such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in this region.
The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states.
The GAO reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) undertook the development of Healthcare.gov and its related systems without effective planning or oversight practices, despite facing a number of challenges that increased both the level of risk and the need for effective oversight.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 221 health centers in 47 states and Puerto Rico to establish or expand behavioral health services for over 450,000 people nationwide.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act to tackle the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes by discouraging excessive sugar in beverages.
The worst-ever Ebola virus outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 in West Africa, including two Americans, prompted the CDC to issue a health alert notice (HAN) and level 2 travel advisories for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, is a major public health problem that requires immediate action, according to a new Call to Action released by the U.S. Surgeon General.
CDC officials announced that the number of girls and boys aged 13-17 years receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine remains unacceptably low despite a slight increase in vaccination coverage since 2012.
In order to keep the I AM PUBLIC HEALTH web application up-to-the-minute, ASPPH is seeking new profile submissions. The profiles allow current and prospective students to see the diverse world of public health careers and promote public health as an exciting and viable career option.
Healthy People 2020 encourages the use of custom web badges to show support for HP2020.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends immunization information systems to increase vaccination rates.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014.
APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
The National Public Health Week (NPHW) toolkit offers information on event planning, social media promotion, suggested activities, letters to editors, and talking points for each day's theme. NPHW is April 7-13, 2014.
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.
Weekly e-newsletter that includes the latest in ASPPH news, research developments, funding opportunities, member updates, and faculty awards.
Current and archived press releases, media advisories, and press briefing transcripts.
CDC health alerts, advisories and updates on emergent health issues.
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.
New information and health statistics released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
News from the CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN).
SOPHE news, announcements, and new research findings from Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice.
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.
The latest news from the IOM, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.
Nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics.
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.
Online destination for information and discussion about public health. The content includes daily roundups of public health news and information, profiles of individuals working on the front lines of public health, perspectives from leaders and innovators in public health, and live coverage of events relevant to public health.
Semimonthly updates on new publications, presentations, and other developments from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Recent news releases from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Selected news stories on topics of interest to rural communities.
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.