Funding Opportunity: Mosquito Surveillance and Control Research

The American Mosquito Control Association Research Fund is accepting funding proposals for research projects advancing mosquito...

Aug 15, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Leveraging Local Knowledge and Expertise to Tackle Healthcare-Associated Infections

    It is more and more common to open up your newspaper or browser and see a news story about the latest superbug, the hunt for new...

    Aug 07, 2017 | Christina Baum

  • CDC: Zika Action Day Toolkit

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a Zika Action Day Toolkit to help guide health departments and other...

    Aug 04, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • Guidance: Technologies for Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance

    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) designed a guidance document  for state and territorial health...

    Jul 27, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • Report: Substantial Increase in Number of U.S. Counties with Virus-carrying...

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of...

    Jun 20, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • GAO Report: Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus...

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report to evaluate progress made and challenges faced by federal...

    May 24, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • A Decade of Arboviral Activity – Lessons Learned from the Trenches

    In a new article in Public Library of Science – Neglected Tropical Diseases, two scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and...

    Apr 24, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • Prevent to Protect: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    By Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst, Health and Disability Every four and half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the...

    Jan 20, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Virtual Training: Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

    CDC and partners recently announced a new virtual training, Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP), which...

    Jan 09, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • Funding Opportunity: Mosquito Surveillance and Control Research

    The American Mosquito Control Association Research Fund is accepting funding proposals for research projects advancing mosquito surveillance and control. Proposals can be submitted from staff at local and state mosquito abatement programs, public and private universities and other qualified research institutions. Small projects are particularly encouraged, but an upper limit of $55,000 on any...

    Aug 15, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Leveraging Local Knowledge and Expertise to Tackle Healthcare-Associated Infections

    It is more and more common to open up your newspaper or browser and see a news story about the latest superbug, the hunt for new antibiotics, or the spread of an infection within a healthcare facility. In fact, antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have come to be widely recognized issues that must be […]

    Aug 07, 2017 | Christina Baum

    CDC: Zika Action Day Toolkit

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a Zika Action Day Toolkit to help guide health departments and other organizations, including community-based organizations, interested in holding a Zika community engagement event. Community engagement to reduce mosquito populations and protect against mosquito bites can help efforts to slow the spread of Zika virus infections (Zika) and...

    Aug 04, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

    Guidance: Technologies for Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance

    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) designed a guidance document  for state and territorial health agencies that are interested in surveillance tools to build or expand their vector-borne disease surveillance activities. This document identifies vector-borne disease surveillance technologies that public health agencies can use to monitor and mitigate mosquito-related...

    Jul 27, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

    Report: Substantial Increase in Number of U.S. Counties with Virus-carrying Mosquitoes

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, according to new research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. In the spring and fall of 2016, CDC conducted surveys to record where Aedes […]

    Jun 20, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

    GAO Report: Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report to evaluate progress made and challenges faced by federal agencies in responding to the Zika virus outbreak in the United States. To develop the report, GAO convened an expert meeting with the assistance of the National Academy of Sciences, reviewed literature and agency documentation, and interviewed federal […]

    May 24, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

    A Decade of Arboviral Activity – Lessons Learned from the Trenches

    In a new article in Public Library of Science – Neglected Tropical Diseases, two scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) highlight the many advances made in arbovirology over the past decade. In addition, the authors note the importance of strong state and national surveillance and preparedness systems for...

    Apr 24, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

    Prevent to Protect: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    By Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst, Health and Disability Every four and half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. In an effort to address this serious public health issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrates National Birth Defects Prevention Month every January. This year’s theme […]

    Jan 20, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Virtual Training: Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

    CDC and partners recently announced a new virtual training, Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP), which focuses on using integrated pest management (IPM) to control vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus. Nine in ten pilot testers said they would recommend this training to a colleague. Register today!  The training is: Free and Flexible: Take the courses you...

    Jan 09, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

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