Public Health

  • 1 in 6 Public Health Workers Unlikely to Respond in Pandemic Flu Emergency
    Approximately 1 in 6 public health workers said they would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency regardless of its severity, according to a survey led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are a significant ...More
    July 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • SARS Added to HHS’ List of Public Health Threats
    Health authorities at the federal level are proposing to add severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to the list of agents and toxins which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has designated as posing a threat to public health. The notice for this proposed ...More
    July 17, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Poll Reveals Americans Wary About Healthcare Reform
    Americans are unsure that a healthcare reform bill introduced this week is the solution to problems with the U.S. healthcare system, according to a poll created and commissioned by a public policy expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.“By ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections Slated for March 2010
    The fifth decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections will be held March 18-22, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The meeting, co-organized by SHEA, the CDC, APIC and IDSA, will set the agenda for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Experts Applaud Move to Overturn HIV Entry Ban
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Center for Global Health Policy say they strongly support the Obama administration’s move to lift the two-decades-old ban on travel and immigration to the U.S. by ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • 'Virtual World' Training for Public Health Emergencies
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health are conducting a study to determine if collaborative virtual environments improve public health preparedness and response planning. The study is funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • WHO Raises Alert to Phase 6 to Indicate Pandemic
    News agencies are reporting this morning that the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its infectious diseases alert to Phase 6, its highest level, indicating that the agency believes that the outbreak of the novel H1N1 virus is now a pandemic. To read the report ...More
    June 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Simulating Public Health Disaster Can Assist Hospitals in Preparing for Worst-Case Scenarios
    A new and novel computer modeling platform developed through intensive, multidisciplinary collaboration at New YorkUniversity can help hospitals and cities to be more prepared for catastrophic public health scenarios, according to an article published in the American ...More
    June 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Report Finds 10 Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Outbreak
    The Trust for America's Health (TFAH), the Center for Biosecurity, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issued a new analysis today, “Pandemic Flu: Lessons From the Frontlines,” which found that the initial response to the H1N1 outbreak showed strong ...More
    June 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • H1N1 Draws Renewed Attention to Health Policy Issues
    The global spread of a unique strain of swine-origin H1N1 influenza (SO-IV) is almost a certainty. The lethality of the SO-IV and the impact of a pandemic on an already fragile world economy has yet to be determined. However, in the early days of this pandemic we have much ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in Articles