FDA Delays Implementation of Menu Calorie Count Rules

Implementation of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirement that chain restaurants, grocery stores, and other food...

Jul 10, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • FDA Releases Supplement to the 2013 Food Code

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Supplement to the 2013 Food Code, a model for retail food regulations across the...

    Jul 08, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • New Study Summarizes Financial Impact of Environmental Health Conditions on...

    The California Environmental Health Tracking Program and Public Health Institute released a new report, “Costs of Environmental Health...

    Jul 07, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • NACCHO Staff Author Article about Arboviral Surveillance

    NACCHO staff authored the article “Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United...

    Jul 07, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • How can local health departments address the health effects of climate change in...

    Let us know in the comments below.

    Jul 06, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • How is Your Local Health Department Preparing for Infectious Diseases Like MERS-COV...

    Let us know in the comments section below.

    Jul 02, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • View NACCHO’s New Local Health Departments and Hepatitis C Educational Series

    NACCHO has released Module 1 of its new Local Health Departments and Hepatitis C educational series. Hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

    Jun 30, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • Needle-Exchange Programs Could Prevent HIV Outbreaks, Experts Say in New England...

    In a June 24 New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Chris Beyrer, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

    Jun 30, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • Raw Milk-Associated Outbreaks: Lessons Learned from Past Events

    The number of states legalizing the sale of raw milk is on the rise—and so is the number of raw milk-related outbreaks. According to...

    Jun 29, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • FDA Delays Implementation of Menu Calorie Count Rules

    Implementation of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirement that chain restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments post calorie counts on menus has been delayed until Dec. 1, 2016—a year later than FDA initially intended, and two years after publication of the ruling. The change is in response to the numerous requests FDA received from the […]

    Jul 10, 2015 | Katie Regan

    FDA Releases Supplement to the 2013 Food Code

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Supplement to the 2013 Food Code, a model for retail food regulations across the United States. The update provides the industry and government with practical, science-based controls for food handling in order to improve food safety. The Supplement is based on recommendations made by regulatory officials, industry, academia, […]

    Jul 08, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    New Study Summarizes Financial Impact of Environmental Health Conditions on California Children

    The California Environmental Health Tracking Program and Public Health Institute released a new report, “Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in California Children.” The paper provides data on the costs associated with four childhood health conditions related to environmental exposures: asthma, childhood cancers, lead exposures, and neurobehavioral disorders. The study found that reducing...

    Jul 07, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    NACCHO Staff Author Article about Arboviral Surveillance

    NACCHO staff authored the article “Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United States,” appearing in the July 2015 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Authors examine how before 1999, the United States had no appropriated funding for arboviral surveillance, and many states conducted no such surveillance. After emergence of West Nile...

    Jul 07, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    How can local health departments address the health effects of climate change in their communities?

    Let us know in the comments below.

    Jul 06, 2015 | Katie Regan

    How is Your Local Health Department Preparing for Infectious Diseases Like MERS-COV and Avian Influenza?

    Let us know in the comments section below.

    Jul 02, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    View NACCHO’s New Local Health Departments and Hepatitis C Educational Series

    NACCHO has released Module 1 of its new Local Health Departments and Hepatitis C educational series. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States, presents significant challenges to the public health and healthcare system. Local health departments play an important role in addressing these challenges and serving impacted […]

    Jun 30, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    Needle-Exchange Programs Could Prevent HIV Outbreaks, Experts Say in New England Journal of Medicine Article

    In a June 24 New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Chris Beyrer, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Steffanie Strathdee, director of the Institute of Global Health at the University of California, San Diego, state that Congress should immediately lift a ban on the use of federal funding for needle-exchange […]

    Jun 30, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    Raw Milk-Associated Outbreaks: Lessons Learned from Past Events

    The number of states legalizing the sale of raw milk is on the rise—and so is the number of raw milk-related outbreaks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of states that allow the sale of raw milk increased from 22 to 30 between 2004 and 2011 [1]. With more […]

    Jun 29, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

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