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In a White House event, President Barack Obama stated affirmatively that "we will contain and ultimately snuff out this outbreak of Ebola, because that's what we do."
Results from an innovative, multicultural, five-year initiative, known as the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes, have been published in ten peer-reviewed articles in the November 2014 supplemental issue of Health Promotion Practice (HPP). All articles in the HPP supplemental issue are provided through open access.
CDC has released updated guidance focuses on strengthening the monitoring of persons potentially exposed to Ebola and evaluating their intended travel, including the application of movement restrictions when indicated.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that more than $2.2 billion in grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to cities, states and local community-based organizations, funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
The National Coordinating Office, Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Big Data Senior Steering Group is requesting feedback from big data stakeholders to inform the development of a framework, set of priorities, anda strategic plan for the National Big Data R&D Initiative. The comment period is open until November 14, 2014.
In the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, APHA has been helping deliver expert, credible information about the outbreak and response efforts.
The National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial to assess the effects of aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, on preventing cardiovascular disease in people with long-term HIV infections.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has launched a new webpage featuring information and resources provided by other federal agencies as a one-stop resource to assist cruise ship passengers in making informed vacation planning decisions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced the approval of Trumenba, the first vaccine licensed in the United States to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age.
The American Public Health Association fully supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines for health professionals in the U.S. and West Africa to help end the Ebola outbreak.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled more specific, risk-based guidance for monitoring people entering the country from West Africa, including healthcare workers who recently served in the outbreak zone, as some states imposed new, more stringent restrictions that will create a patchwork of policies across the United States.
To create opportunities for public health and health care system alignment to improve community health, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has created a population health driver diagram framework that can be used collaboratively by public health, health care, and other partners to identify the potential primary and secondary drivers that can help to achieve an identified community health objective.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to authorize the emergency use of testing assays in the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
WHO convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic.
Under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private school bus fleet owners are eligible to apply for funding to replace school buses that have older, dirtier diesel engines, which will reduce diesel emissions and will help improve air quality for Americans.
Mali's Ministry of Health has confirmed the country's first case of Ebola virus disease.
A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States has tested positive for Ebola according to the New York City Health Department laboratory, which is part of the Laboratory Response Network overseen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The NIH Clinical Center has discharged Ms. Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who was admitted on October 16, with Ebola virus disease, after confirming that she is now free of the virus.
Public Health Reports has published a special supplement presenting the research generated by the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) that demonstrates the value of public health research to improve our public health system's preparedness for and response to disasters.
APHA Get Ready campaign has developed a fact sheet on Ebola with answers to common questions on the disease.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) a four-year Cooperative Agreement to serve the nation's public health workforce through a National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT).
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been extended to support healthcare professionals working on the West Africa Ebola Outbreak.
As news about the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, APHA has published the 20th edition of its Control of Communicable Diseases Manual as a key resource for public health professionals fighting infectious disease. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
WHO has declared that Nigeria has reached the 42-day mark of no new detected cases of Ebola and is now considered free of Ebola transmission.
USAID, in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Department of Defense, is calling on the global community to share pioneering ideas that deliver practical and cost-effective innovations to fight Ebola.
Data for Health is a new initiative that seeks to explore how information and data on health can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives. A pdf describing the program and its advisory committee is provided on the website. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
In a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address critical challenges to public health, from workforce development, capacity building, partnership and collaborations, and changes and needs in workforce composition.
APHA's Get Ready 2015 Tips from Tots Calendar to promote preparedness is now available online.
Based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts to the second healthcare worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding its outreach to airline passengers now to include those who flew from Dallas Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier flight 1142 on Oct. 10.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) seeks an outstanding public health leader to become its next Executive Director. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General and Rallyware, have launched MRC Connect, the first social media application for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
The Meaningful Use Communication Staff at the CDC are reaching out to the informatics community on how the use of electronic health records (EHRs) can be useful in responding to the Ebola crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms. Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13.
A second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests performed overnight by the Texas Department of State Health Services' laboratory.
Partners In Health, in partnership with Last Mile Health in Liberia and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, is planning to supplement the ongoing community and health center work of these organizations in Grand Gedeh, Liberia, and Kono, Sierra Leone.
State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with respiratory illness.
So far federal and Texas investigators haven't determined how a nurse was infected with Ebola while caring for a patient from Liberia, but the event has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to rethink approaches for battling the disease.
As the role of pharmacists in public health grows, the fields are partnering more.
Climate change is a threat multiplier, and the Defense Department is taking steps to incorporate this issue into all planning.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Axiall Water Treatment Group have released "Looking for Trouble-Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Health Inspectors," a report on commercial pool operations and inspections that highlights multiple violations in pool water safety.
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) is seeking nominations for item writers for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination. Nominations are due October 31, 2014.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that because of the Affordable Care Act, $283 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps in fiscal year 2014 to increase access to primary care services in communities that need it most.
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. (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
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.
APHA news releases and statements on key public health topics, from health reform to violence prevention to public health funding 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))
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)
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. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
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)