Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

By William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and...

Sep 27, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

    The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country...

    Sep 16, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Celebrating National Food Safety Education Month

    Foodborne illnesses have been headlining the news in recent years, from Chipotle’s 2015 Norovirus outbreaks to the recent...

    Sep 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Summer Newsletter Issue: Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence recently released the summer...

    Sep 01, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New FSIS Webpages: Supporting Foodborne Illness Investigation Capacity

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the release of two new webpages...

    Aug 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • CDC Awards New Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety Funds to Health Departments

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding $30 million to state and local health departments supporting their...

    Aug 04, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Conference Recap: NACCHO at the 2016 National Environmental Health Association...

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) hosted its annual conference and exhibition (AEC) in partnership with the U.S....

    Aug 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Slideshow: Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

    The CDC Expert Commentary recently released a slideshow highlighting a limited, but dangerous pattern of foodborne illness impacting...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New Food Safety Performance Measurement Tool

    The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) recently released a new data entry tool to support state and local health...

    Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

    By William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and Gabrielle Johnston, MPH, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service September highlights two important and interrelated public health issues, with National Food Safety Education Month and National Farm Safety...

    Sep 27, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

    The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country last week. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental health, highlighting topics including vector control, food safety, aquatic safety, healthy community design, climate change and more. The issue’s feature article describes the recent lead […]

    Sep 16, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Celebrating National Food Safety Education Month

    Foodborne illnesses have been headlining the news in recent years, from Chipotle’s 2015 Norovirus outbreaks to the recent contamination of strawberries imported to the U.S. from Egypt that sparked cases of Hepatitis A. September marks National Food Safety Education Month, also known as National Food Safety Month, which was created to raise awareness about preventing […]

    Sep 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Summer Newsletter Issue: Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence recently released the summer edition of their newsletter, Centered on Food Safety. The new issue features articles on a variety of topics, including: New Foodborne Illness Video on Federal Partners; Whole Genome Sequencing Training; FDA/USDA Food Safety Extension Centers; Background Exposure...

    Sep 01, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New FSIS Webpages: Supporting Foodborne Illness Investigation Capacity

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the release of two new webpages focusing on supporting local and state agencies responding to foodborne illness outbreaks. Both pages are designed to advance communication between public health professionals and FSIS when addressing foodborne illness investigations involving FSIS-regulated products....

    Aug 09, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    CDC Awards New Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety Funds to Health Departments

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding $30 million to state and local health departments supporting their efforts of tracking, investigating and preventing foodborne illness. Grant recipients will receive training for and access to advanced technology, including whole genome sequencers to improve detection and surveillance for antibiotic-resistance intestinal bacteria....

    Aug 04, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Conference Recap: NACCHO at the 2016 National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) hosted its annual conference and exhibition (AEC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), earlier this summer in June. Described as the “nexus for environmental health training, education, networking and achievement,” this four-day event focused on how to move environmental health outside the box. As a...

    Aug 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Slideshow: Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

    The CDC Expert Commentary recently released a slideshow highlighting a limited, but dangerous pattern of foodborne illness impacting multiple states, at one time. The post illustrates a series of such instances occurring throughout 2015, which also accounted for more than half of the nation’s deaths reported as a cause of foodborne illness. Notable contaminated food resulting […]

    Jul 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New Food Safety Performance Measurement Tool

    The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) recently released a new data entry tool to support state and local health departments and partner agencies in measuring their food safety progress. In collaboration with the Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE) and CoE Metrics Work Group, and through a contract managed by the Association of Public […]

    Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

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