Discussion and E-mail Lists can also keep you informed about developments in public health.
News items 3 weeks and older are available on the News Archive Web page.
A summary of a KFF roundtable on improving oral health care for adults. (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)
In an article published in Frontiers in PHSSR, researchers introduce the PHIT Maturity Index, which represents a practical approach to aid public health system stakeholders, notably health departments, in the evaluation of their information technology deployment decisions.
A summary of the PHAB National PH Department Accreditation since its inception in 2011, as well as a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the accreditation process.
The September 2016 issue of the American Journal of Public Health is celebrating the NHS with multiple freely-accessible articles on the study and what it has accomplished. (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
A NASEM workshop summary to discuss disaster risk reduction concepts, application, and strategies. (National Academy of Sciences)
September 21, 2016 11:00 am ET. A webinar hosted by Health Evidence will examine the effectiveness of community engagement in public health interventions for disadvantaged groups. (Health Evidence)
MyPlate, MyState is the newest component of MyPlate, MyWins and leverages the prime growing and farmers market seasons. MyPlate, MyState asks the questions: What foods, flavors, and recipes is your state/territory known for, and how do they fit into your healthy eating style? (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
ASTHO's Environmental Public Health Tracking: Peer-to-Peer Fellowship Program, in partnership with CDC and with support from Esri, offers non-funded health agencies the opportunity to conduct pilot projects on environmental health issues of importance to their communities, receive mentorship from current CDC grantees, and become familiar with CDC standards and resources for environmental public health tracking (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
A PDF of 10 goals set by UNAIDS to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. (UNAIDS)
A report from IFPRI on what works in nutrition, what does not, and the factors that contribute to success. The stories gathered here examine interventions that address nutrition directly-such as community nutrition programming and feeding programs for infants and young children-as well as nutrition-sensitive policies related to agriculture, social protection, and clean water and sanitation.
This Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input on metrics to assess the value and impact of biomedical digital data repositories that may provide a basis for technical and science policy actions required to support the long-term sustainability of repositories (National Institutes of Health (NIH))
A 2-part webinar series hosted by SAMHSA: Part 1 - Mental Health & HIV in the Rural South - August 16, 2016, 1pm-2:30pm EDT Part 2 - Innovative Approaches to Rural Mental Health Treatment and HIV - August 30, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm EDT (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))
A tool from the FCC that maps the overlap in broadband availability and different health outcomes. (Federal Communications Commission (FCC) US)
Pew's Dental Campaign works to close gaps in dental care access by increasing the number of available providers and expansion of school-based sealant programs to reach low-income children, who are at the greatest risk for dental decay. (Pew Charitable Trusts USA)
A report from RAND that introduces systematic reviews for occupational safety and health research. (RAND Corporation USA)
Summary from a June 2016 NASEM workshop on improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainable methods used by CDC's DIvision of Strategic National Stockpile to distribute medical countermeasures and supplies during public health emergencies. (National Academies)
A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2014.
Applications due September 9, 2016 at 5pm. A joint program between the CDC National Center for Environmental Health and ASTHO gives state/local/territorial health agencies the opportunity to learn more about the national tracking effort. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The USDA is working to bring online purchasing to those who use SNAP benefits. This fall, they will start a trial for online retailer volunteers to develop programs and interfaces for SNAP beneficiaries. (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))
NACCHO offers awards to stimulate quality improvement and promote the readiness of health departments to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Applications, via the online submission form, are due by 5 PM ET on Wednesday, 8/31/16. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
A discussion of how to effectively incorporate implementation science into HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
A NACCHO report that highlights the connection between public health accreditation and Health Impact Assessment (HIA). (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
HHS has funded development of a serological test that can detect Zika within hours instead of days. Development would allow for testing in clinical laboratories, rather than just CDC approved centers. (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)
HHS, EPA, and state and city governments reaffirmed a continued commitment to restoring Flint's drinking water system and support for Flint residents past the August 14 expiration date of the federal emergency declaration. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)
A discussion on the discrimination of LGBT patients in health care settings.
DentaQuest provides organizational funding for short-term and long term oral health within communities.
The PHEMCE coordinates federal efforts to enhance chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats and emerging infectious diseases (EID) preparedness from a medical countermeasure (MCM) perspective. The site links to strategy and implementation plans, a 2010 review, and the 2016 Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Stakeholders Workshop Report. (Assistant Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, HHS)
A blog post from the Black Women's Health Imperative on PrEP as an important prevention strategy for black women.
A NACCHO report published in June 2016 that discusses key findings from the 2015 Preparedness Profile Survey. The PPS was a self-reported survey of preparedness in local health departments. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
A research paper that summarizes the state-level government surveillance of child BMI. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
September 6, 2016, 1pm ET. A webinar to learn how exposure to environmental toxins affects children's health, why they can be an unseen barrier to the work of health funders, and how grantmakers can incorporate an environmental health lens into their efforts to build healthier communities (Grantmakers in Health (GIH) US)
The CDC will be providing $67 million in funding to all 50 state public health departments and establishing 7 regional laboratories as part of an effort to rapidly test for and identify antibiotic resistance in food and health services. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
The American Public Health Association announced funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to examine environmental public health systems in all 50 U.S. states, specifically for children vulnerable to toxic health conditions. (American Public Health Association (APHA), W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) U.S.)
An APHA Storify about the Pokemon Go mobile app. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Zika has been diagnosed in 5,582 people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according to a new report published in the 7/29/16 MMWR. The CDC is working with Puerto Rico to protect, support, and treat pregnant women. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
A global public-private partnerships focused on preclinical discovery and development of new antimicrobial products. The partnership promotes innovation and could provide hundreds of millions of dollars over five years to increase the number of antibiotics in the drug-development pipeline. (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)
A discussion of the PHAB accreditation for public health departments and how they can implement core competencies into their workforce development. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))
A summary of a March 2015 workshop that discussed how chemical exposure can result in weight gain and glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation. (National Academies Press (NAP))
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))
Recent news stories about CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Current and archived press releases, media advisories, and press briefing transcripts. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
CDC health alerts, advisories and updates on emergent health issues. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Links to HRSA press releases. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
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))
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
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)
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.)
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))
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 Health Information Hub)
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.