Preventing Foodborne Illness During the Holidays

Listeria and Blue Bell ice cream. Salmonella and raw tuna sushi. Salmonella and frozen chicken. Cyclospora and unidentified food...

Nov 23, 2015 | Amy Chang

  • The Continuous Need for the ABC & D’s of Drowning Prevention in Clark County

    Nov 17, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • Join NACCHO at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

    NACCHO will present on building the infrastructure for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention at local health departments...

    Nov 13, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Food Safety Inspectors Make Public Health a Priority: Understanding USDA’s Food...

    By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service What did you eat for...

    Nov 05, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Suspicious Biological Outbreaks: Benefits of Conducting Joint Law Enforcement and...

    By Kelly Shannon, Crim-Epi Program Manager, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) Biological Countermeasures  Combating...

    Oct 15, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Resources Available for National Food Safety Month 2015

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit...

    Sep 17, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • CIFOR Guidelines and Toolkit Implementation Webinar Series

    Two upcoming webinars, one for managers and directors of local and state environmental and public health departments (the decision...

    Sep 14, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • July Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held their monthly conference call meeting on July 8, 2015. The PPAG welcomed a new...

    Jul 14, 2015 | Katie Dwyer

  • Preventing Foodborne Illness During the Holidays

    Listeria and Blue Bell ice cream. Salmonella and raw tuna sushi. Salmonella and frozen chicken. Cyclospora and unidentified food products. Salmonella and pork. Salmonella and cucumbers. Listeria and soft cheeses. E. Coli and Chipotle Mexican Grill. All of the above foodborne disease outbreaks occurred in 2015. From 2010 to 2014, 120 multi-state outbreaks occurred, up […]

    Nov 23, 2015 | Amy Chang

    The Continuous Need for the ABC & D’s of Drowning Prevention in Clark County

    Nov 17, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    Join NACCHO at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

    NACCHO will present on building the infrastructure for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention at local health departments at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC). NACCHO staff will join panelists for session C 26- “PrEP: Infrastructure and Intervention Models” at 1:30-3:00 PM EST on December 8. The session will present local and state health departments’...

    Nov 13, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    Food Safety Inspectors Make Public Health a Priority: Understanding USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

    By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service What did you eat for dinner last night? Do you keep food safety in mind when cooking your family’s meals? Foodborne illness is a serious public health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates foodborne bacteria sicken […]

    Nov 05, 2015 | Guest Author

    Suspicious Biological Outbreaks: Benefits of Conducting Joint Law Enforcement and Public Health Investigations

    By Kelly Shannon, Crim-Epi Program Manager, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) Biological Countermeasures  Combating the Biological Threat In the last 30 years, there have been numerous deliberate biological threat incidents, from the Rajneeshi cult food contamination in 1984[1], to the Anthrax letters in 2001, to any number of recent ricin letter mass mailings.  The […]

    Oct 15, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    Resources Available for National Food Safety Month 2015

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/.  By Katie Regan, Communications Specialist, NACCHO For much of the general public, the local health department is the place that inspects restaurants and assigns letter grades based on cleanliness. In reality, of course, the...

    Sep 17, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    CIFOR Guidelines and Toolkit Implementation Webinar Series

    Two upcoming webinars, one for managers and directors of local and state environmental and public health departments (the decision makers) and one for public health professionals responsible for the investigation and control of foodborne diseases and outbreaks (the worker bees), will describe the CIFOR Guidelines, Toolkit, and other available resources to improve foodborne disease outbreak...

    Sep 14, 2015 | Katie Regan

    July Preparedness Policy Advisory Group Report

    The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held their monthly conference call meeting on July 8, 2015. The PPAG welcomed a new chair – Paulette Valentine from the Southwest Utah Public Health District – and four new Preparedness Committee members to the workgroup. On behalf of NACCHO and the PPAG membership, we would also like to […]

    Jul 14, 2015 | Katie Dwyer

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