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APHA's Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
A new anthrax vaccine that could be easier and faster to produce than the existing licensed product will undergo initial clinical studies through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Pfenex, Inc. of San Diego.
In preparation for the 2015 school year, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Kevin Concannon, encourages schools to maintain momentum and continue striving toward a healthier generation by offering nutritious, balanced meals to all students.
Instead of maintaining their own website, Google Flu Trends will provide Flu and Dengue signal data directly to partners including Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza Division.
Students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The White House heroin response strategy will emphasize treatment as well as public safety.
The World Health Organization has released a set of best practices for naming new human diseases. The best practices, which apply to new infections, syndromes and diseases that have never been recognized or reported in humans, call on scientists and health officials to avoid naming diseases after geographic locations, animals, people and populations. (The Nation's Health)
Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally driven change across the nation. Applications are due November 12, 2015. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
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People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap. (World Health Organization (WHO))
Food companies disproportionately target their TV advertising for fast food, candy, sugary drink and snack brands to black and Hispanic consumers, according to a report released by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) and Salud America!
The public health community is looking at whether it has learned lessons from SARS or if it is repeating some of the same mistakes that can lead to more cases. (The Nation's Health)
Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella-even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) LinkOut filters provide PubMed users with connections to web-accessible resources including information about Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) chemical substances.
CDC is collecting Community Guide in Action stories, which feature program planners, employers, leaders and other public health professionals from across the country who have used The Community Guide to make people safer and healthier.
Help your community, campus, or workplace become prepared for emergencies or disasters by holding a Get Ready Day event. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
With flu season fast approaching, resources are available to help prepare for the next outbreak of flu. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
A new analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has found that most American adults have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain.
A recent MMWR report updates the 2014 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR))
The Community Preventive Services Task Force has released its "2014-2015 Annual Report to Congress and Agencies Related to the Work of the Task Force," which features prevention of cancers.
HealthHIV, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the launch of the Go2NLM mobile app to provide information about and direct access to NLM's authoritative HIV-related websites to HIV providers, advocates, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
ASTHO has released the issue brief "Expanding Access for Preventive Services: Key Issues for State Public Health Agencies," which gives a broad overview of strategies to expand preventive services and highlights opportunities for state public health departments to influence and lead such efforts in their states.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries can face barriers to accessing healthy food, such as cost, access, payment options, and limits on food choices.
Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 AM start time or later during the 2011-2012 school year. Too-early start times can keep students from getting the sleep they need for health, safety, and academic success.
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))
Recent news stories about CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
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))
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Healthy People, Healthy Places provides updates and information from NACCHO's Environmental Health and Infectious Disease portfolios, which include a range of projects that influence policy with federal decision makers and develop practical solutions that help local health departments build safe, sustainable communities. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Read about recent events, essential information, and the latest community news. (National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH))
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)
Nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)
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))
The latest news from the IOM, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events. (National Institute of Medicine (IOM))
(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.