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23-APR-2014 APHA is sponsoring a contest about ways media outreach and social media promotion were used to engage the public before, during, and after National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2014 events. Contest submissions are due April 30, 2014.
23-APR-2014 Death records show that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) death rates for both men and women combined were nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic whites during 1999-2009.
23-APR-2014 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.
22-APR-2014 Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.
22-APR-2014 The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends publicized sobriety checkpoint programs as an effective intervention to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.
22-APR-2014 The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. CDC's annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States.
22-APR-2014 A recent study published in APHA's American Journal of Public Health finds that more than two-thirds of older Americans don't have an emergency plan for natural disasters. It also finds that more than one-third do not have a basic supply of food, water and medical supplies stored for an emergency.
22-APR-2014 Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
22-APR-2014 Six experts from outside the federal government will join the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) to provide advice and guidance to HHS' assistant secretary for preparedness and response, and to the HHS Secretary, on preventing, preparing for, and responding to adverse health effects of public health emergencies.
22-APR-2014 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) welcomes nominations for new members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Nominations must be received by Thursday, May 15, 2014 to be considered for appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2015.
22-APR-2014 Uninsured young adults are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer, many which could be treated if caught early, a recent study says.
17-APR-2014 NACCHO's new Health Reform website serves as a one-stop shop for resources and peer-support for local health departments as they navigate the changes in the public health environment due to health care reform.
14-APR-2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the Leading Health Indicators: Progress Update Report, which shows progress in more than half of the 26 Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).
14-APR-2014 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the contentious health reform law known as the Affordable Care Act that remains unpopular with some Americans and virtually all Republican lawmakers.
14-APR-2014 A new global health security agenda will have the U.S. partner with at least 30 other countries over the next five years to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats.
14-APR-2014 America's PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.
14-APR-2014 Five years after the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus emerged, the world's ability to cope with a flu pandemic is a bit better than it was in April 2009, but there's still a long way to go, says Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD, who chaired the international committee that was assigned by the World Health Organization (WHO) to evaluate the global response to the pandemic.
14-APR-2014 With the open enrollment period for obtaining health insurance through a federal government exchange now over, Americans' views on the broader healthcare law remain more negative than positive, according to a recent Gallup poll.
14-APR-2014 Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to a new CDC's Vital Signs report.
10-APR-2014 Provides a means for local health departments to share their experiences and demonstrate the value of public health. Stories from the Field can be used to support advocacy, peer learning, and collaboration with state and federal partners.
10-APR-2014 Health Leads, an organization which enables physicians and other health care providers to prescribe basic resources such as food and heat for their low-income patients, has received a $16 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
07-APR-2014 The NBPHE is now hosting a 50 question practice exam, which is a free resource for CPH candidates wishing to assess their strengths and weaknesses across the domain areas of the exam.
03-APR-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.
03-APR-2014 The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a CDC study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
03-APR-2014 Federal partners have launched an updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016), building upon the nation's first comprehensive cross-agency action plan to combat viral hepatitis.
03-APR-2014 HHS has released a draft report that includes a proposed strategy and recommendations for a health information technology (health IT) framework to promote innovative health IT products that can present potential benefits including greater prevention of medical errors; reductions in unnecessary tests; increased patient engagement; and faster identifications of and response to public health threats and emergencies.
02-APR-2014 The 2014 County Health Rankings are now available. The Rankings allow each state to see how its counties compare on 29 factors including smoking, high school graduation rates, employment, physical inactivity, access to healthy foods, and much more.
02-APR-2014 The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
02-APR-2014 The White House has announced that more than 7 million Americans signed up for affordable health care through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period, which ended on March 31.
02-APR-2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012.
02-APR-2014 Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
02-APR-2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee have identified six new cases of people sick with Heartland virus: five in Missouri and one in Tennessee.
02-APR-2014 Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a recent CDC study.
13-MAR-2014 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.
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