National Water Quality Month: A Reminder to Enhance Water Safety and Sustainability...

National Water Quality Month in August serves as an important reminder for local health departments to reflect on the safety of water...

Aug 06, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • NACCHO Weighs in on the Immediate Steps to Fight Super Bugs

    NACCHO’s Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck provided a local perspective about the challenges of fighting super bugs and steps to...

    Aug 04, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • New for 2015: “The Pink Book” 13th Edition Now Available

    The Public Health Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,...

    Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Model Aquatic Health Code Provides Guidance on Aquatic Facility Safety

    By Douglas Sackett, Executive Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code In the United States, the number of recreational...

    Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Author

  • World Hepatitis Day: Recognizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Ending...

    Every day 4,000 people worldwide die from viral hepatitis, yet all of these deaths are preventable. With increased awareness,...

    Jul 28, 2015 | Hilary McQuie

  • CDC Releases Report on Lyme Disease Expansion

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease has significantly expanded in the United...

    Jul 28, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • 50 State Compilation Available on Raw Milk Statutes

    The Network for Public Health Law recently released a new raw milk resource, “50 State Compilation: Raw Milk Statutes.”...

    Jul 22, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel,...

    Jul 17, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

    During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack of...

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • National Water Quality Month: A Reminder to Enhance Water Safety and Sustainability Efforts

    National Water Quality Month in August serves as an important reminder for local health departments to reflect on the safety of water in their communities. Although the United States has one of the most developed drinking water systems in the world, there are still many factors that threaten the quality and quantity of drinking water. […]

    Aug 06, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    NACCHO Weighs in on the Immediate Steps to Fight Super Bugs

    NACCHO’s Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck provided a local perspective about the challenges of fighting super bugs and steps to take to fight back in an August 4 article in USA Today. The article examines a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that the United States could save […]

    Aug 04, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    New for 2015: “The Pink Book” 13th Edition Now Available

    The Public Health Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition “The Pink Book.” Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this publication contains updated information on vaccine administration, storage and monitoring methods, and the most current immunization recommendations and schedules. New...

    Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Author

    Model Aquatic Health Code Provides Guidance on Aquatic Facility Safety

    By Douglas Sackett, Executive Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code In the United States, the number of recreational water illness (RWI) outbreaks has increased significantly over the past two decades. Moreover, drowning remains a leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1-14, second only to motor vehicle crashes. And, injuries from pool […]

    Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Author

    World Hepatitis Day: Recognizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Ending Hepatitis

    Every day 4,000 people worldwide die from viral hepatitis, yet all of these deaths are preventable. With increased awareness, resources, support, and commitment, we can prevent and treat viral hepatitis and put an end to these epidemics. To raise awareness of the 400 million people worldwide living with hepatitis B or C, the World Health […]

    Jul 28, 2015 | Hilary McQuie

    CDC Releases Report on Lyme Disease Expansion

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease has significantly expanded in the United States over the past few decades. There are now 17 states considered at high risk in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Lyme disease is most commonly found in Wisconsin and on the East Coast, especially in Connecticut. But […]

    Jul 28, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    50 State Compilation Available on Raw Milk Statutes

    The Network for Public Health Law recently released a new raw milk resource, “50 State Compilation: Raw Milk Statutes.” This document provides a list of links to current legislation on the sale of raw milk for each state. Raw milk has been the cause of many outbreaks across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

    Jul 22, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel, commonly known as the Yellow Book. Nicknamed for its yellow cover and published biennially, the book is the ultimate guide for healthy international travel. The most recent version includes updated sections on emerging diseases such […]

    Jul 17, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

    During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack of surveillance funding, mosquitoes are developing into more than an irritating pest—instead they pose a major threat to public health in the United States. Arboviral surveillance funding has decreased by nearly two-thirds in the […]

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

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