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29-JUL-2014 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.
29-JUL-2014 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.
29-JUL-2014 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.
29-JUL-2014 ASPPH invites submissions of photographs as part of ASPPH's 2015 This is Public Health Calendar photo contest. The submission deadline is August 11, 2014.
29-JUL-2014 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.
29-JUL-2014 Healthy People 2020 encourages the use of custom web badges to show support for HP2020.
29-JUL-2014 The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends immunization information systems to increase vaccination rates.
24-JUL-2014 Study finds a fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years
24-JUL-2014 Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
24-JUL-2014 Now available in e-book formats ePub and Mobi
24-JUL-2014 With the recent boom in shale development in the United States, local public health officials - as well as other stakeholders - are often seeking information and guidance on the health issues that could accompany development in their communities. In response, NACCHO has been participating on a multi-stakeholder Working Group convened by RESOLVE to advise on the creation of a guidebook on community health and shale development.
24-JUL-2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool to help communities prepare for, deal with and recover from floods.
17-JUL-2014 The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) invites abstract submissions for the SOPHE 2015 Annual Meeting. The submission deadline is September 22, 2014.
17-JUL-2014 The Community Preventive Services Task Force has released recommendations for high school completion programs and out-of-school-time academic programs to improve the health prospects of racial and ethnic minority students and students from low-income families.
17-JUL-2014 An innovative National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) is being developed to monitor emerging trends that will help health experts respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds. The system will scan social media and Web platforms to identify new trends as well as use conventional national- and local-level data resources.
17-JUL-2014 As previously reported, on July 1, 2014, biological samples were found in the cold storage area of U.S. Food and Drug Administration laboratories on the National Institutes of Health campus. The FDA has since acquired additional information from the federal investigative agencies regarding inventories of the materials.
16-JUL-2014 A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than just data, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.
16-JUL-2014 The National Prevention Council's 2014 Annual Status Report illustrates how Council departments are working across the federal government to incorporate health in diverse sectors like housing, transportation, and education to advance the Strategy and influence the health of individuals, families, and communities.
16-JUL-2014 Approximately 77.1 percent of U.S. youth ages 2-19 years consume fruit on any given day and 92 percent consume vegetables, according to a recent NCHS Data Brief from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
16-JUL-2014 While showing a downward trend in AIDS-related deaths, a new United Nations report warns that 19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV-positive status and therefore, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap.
15-JUL-2014 More than half of youth in the United States have access to parks or playground areas, recreation centers, boys' and girls' clubs, and walking paths or sidewalks in their neighborhoods, according to a new report, State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014.
15-JUL-2014 HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced the availability of $11 million, through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through innovative partnerships between health centers and state health departments in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York.
15-JUL-2014 Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups - men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people - threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.
14-JUL-2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that reviews the early June incident that involved the unintentional exposure of personnel to potentially viable anthrax at the CDC's Roybal Campus. The CDC influenza laboratory is now closed and will not reopen until adequate procedures are put in place.
14-JUL-2014 American young adults are more racially and ethnically diverse, more likely to graduate from high school, and attend college, and less likely to smoke than previous generations, according to a new report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
14-JUL-2014 The CPH Foundation is reaching out to those working in public health to find, highlight, and applaud the best and brightest in the disease control and prevention arena. Nomination forms are due November 3, 2014.
14-JUL-2014 The uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 2.2 percentage points to 13.4% in the second quarter of 2014. This is the lowest quarterly average recorded since Gallup and Healthways began tracking the percentage of uninsured Americans in 2008.
10-JUL-2014 The National Library of Medicine has released Community Health Maps Blog, an initiative designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools.
10-JUL-2014 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, an authoritative source that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together what preventive services are right for a patient's needs
10-JUL-2014 CDC's Public Health Law Program has published Public Health Preparedness: Examination of Legal Language Authorizing Responses to Radiological Incidents, an assessment of state and local laws that authorize restriction of movement and decontamination of people during a radiological event.
10-JUL-2014 Leaders in the fight against elder abuse have announced a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and call on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
10-JUL-2014 The Student Network is now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 Student Network Mentorship Program that will pair experienced public health law professionals with law and public health students across the country. Applications are due July 31, 2014.
09-JUL-2014 The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) honors the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of local health departments and public health leaders from across the country.
09-JUL-2014 The CDC Public Health Library and Information Center will be renamed the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library. Dr. Thacker's career embodied the best of CDC's commitment to science and to public health service.
09-JUL-2014 On July 1, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notified the appropriate regulatory agency, the Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that employees discovered vials labeled "variola," commonly known as smallpox, in an unused portion of a storage room in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory located on the NIH Bethesda campus.
08-JUL-2014 NACCHO, in collaboration with the Health Information Management Systems Society, have worked together to create the Public Health & HIE Toolkit.
08-JUL-2014 Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.
08-JUL-2014 HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced the availability of $100 million from the Affordable Care Act to support an estimated 150 new health center sites across the country in 2015.
07-JUL-2014 Representatives from ASPPH member institutions have put together a recommended Summer of Public Health reading list.
07-JUL-2014 WHO and the European Respiratory Society have presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.
07-JUL-2014 Each year, the U.S. spends nearly $9,000 for the health of every American -- far more than what the governments of other countries spend on the health of their citizens - yet life expectancy and health outcomes are generally worse for Americans than for citizens of other developed nations in North America and Europe.
07-JUL-2014 The most detailed analysis to date of the spread of the H1N1 2009 pandemic influenza virus, known informally as ‘swine flu', has found that short-range travel was likely the primary driver for the 2009 pandemic in the United States, in contrast with popularly accepted views on the way diseases spread.
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.
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.
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.
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))
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))
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))
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)