CDC Finds that Diagnostic Tests Challenge Foodborne Illness Tracking

In the April 15, 2016 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the report states that diagnostic tests used to...

May 02, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • Job Opportunity at University of Washington – Continuing Education Specialist

    The University of Washington Public Health Capacity Building Center is seeking a Continuing Education Specialist (CES) to lead their...

    May 02, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

  • Framing the Dialogue on Race to Address Health Equity

    Local health departments have a shared understanding that the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age impact...

    Apr 28, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

  • CDC Guidance for Implementing Certain Components of Syringe Services Programs

    Following the release of HHS’ Implementation Guidance, the CDC released guidance for directly funded programs interested in or...

    Apr 28, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Fast Food Consumption Linked to New Health Concerns

    We already know that fast food contributes to obesity rates, but a new study by the George Washington University has identified even...

    Apr 25, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • 155 Countries to Sign Paris Agreement Today in Honor of Earth Day

    Today, to celebrate Earth Day, 155 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations headquarters in New...

    Apr 22, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • FDA Releases Updated Information about the Implementation of the Retail Food Program...

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated informational document about the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory...

    Apr 21, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • Talking about, Testing for, and Treating STDs: The Important Role of Disease...

    The theme for STD Awareness Month 2016 is Talk. Test. Treat. Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) play an important role in local...

    Apr 20, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Black Lives Matter: What’s PrEP Got to Do with It?

    The Black AIDS Institute has released their 2016 State of AIDS in Black America report: Black Lives Matter: What’s PrEP Got to...

    Apr 20, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

  • CDC Finds that Diagnostic Tests Challenge Foodborne Illness Tracking

    In the April 15, 2016 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the report states that diagnostic tests used to identify foodborne illnesses faster could soon pose challenges to finding outbreaks and monitoring progress toward preventing foodborne disease. Culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs) help doctors diagnose infections quicker than traditional culture methods,...

    May 02, 2016 | Amy Chang

    Job Opportunity at University of Washington – Continuing Education Specialist

    The University of Washington Public Health Capacity Building Center is seeking a Continuing Education Specialist (CES) to lead their capacity building assistance program, and work with U.S. health departments to implement high impact HIV prevention (HIP) strategies in their jurisdictions. The CES will be responsible for scheduling and organizing in-person meetings and video conferences, along...

    May 02, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

    Framing the Dialogue on Race to Address Health Equity

    Local health departments have a shared understanding that the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age impact their health. But often, the root causes of these social determinants of health are not addressed in all programs or policies. In an effort to bring about action toward a “stronger, more healthful, and […]

    Apr 28, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

    CDC Guidance for Implementing Certain Components of Syringe Services Programs

    Following the release of HHS’ Implementation Guidance, the CDC released guidance for directly funded programs interested in or expanding existing syringe services programs (SSPs) for persons who inject drugs. The CDC guidance details which SSP activities can be supported with CDC funds, which relevant CDC cooperative agreements can be used to support SSPs, and the process […]

    Apr 28, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

    Fast Food Consumption Linked to New Health Concerns

    We already know that fast food contributes to obesity rates, but a new study by the George Washington University has identified even more reasons why it’s harmful to our health. The study links fast-food consumption to the presence of phthalates, potentially harmful chemicals commonly used in soap and makeup that have been linked to a […]

    Apr 25, 2016 | Katie Regan

    155 Countries to Sign Paris Agreement Today in Honor of Earth Day

    Today, to celebrate Earth Day, 155 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations headquarters in New York. This signing cements the agreement 196 countries made in December 2015 to work to limit the overall temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. The Paris Agreement becomes effective 30 days after […]

    Apr 22, 2016 | Katie Regan

    FDA Releases Updated Information about the Implementation of the Retail Food Program Standards

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated informational document about the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. This document includes answers to common questions about implementation of the Retail Program Standards. The Clearinghouse Work Group developed the answers in response to questions from state, local, tribal, and territorial retail food regulatory...

    Apr 21, 2016 | Amy Chang

    Talking about, Testing for, and Treating STDs: The Important Role of Disease Intervention Specialists

    The theme for STD Awareness Month 2016 is Talk. Test. Treat. Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) play an important role in local health department HIV/STD programs and work to improve the sexual health of their community by talking to them about STD prevention, testing in the field, and linking the clients in need to care. For […]

    Apr 20, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

    Black Lives Matter: What’s PrEP Got to Do with It?

    The Black AIDS Institute has released their 2016 State of AIDS in Black America report: Black Lives Matter: What’s PrEP Got to Do with It? In addition to examining how familiar Black communities are in understanding and utilizing PrEP, the report also makes recommendations on how the community maximize the benefits of PrEP and other biomedical […]

    Apr 20, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

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