Public Health

  • Global Handwashing Day Puts the Focus on Soap Recycling
    Several organizations are dedicated to recycling soap to help boost hygiene efforts in underdeveloped countries around the world. And today, Global Handwashing Day, puts the focus on these worthwhile endeavors. One organization, Clean the World, says it is committed to ...More
    October 15, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • FDA Issues Regulatory Science Report, Details Strides in Public Health Efforts That Can Be Made
    The Food and Drug Administration today unveiled a report outlining the agency’s plans to advance regulatory science through its Regulatory Science Initiative. Regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards and approaches for assessing the safety, ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • $42.5 Million in Funding for Public Health Improvement Programs Announced
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding for 94 projects totaling $42.5 million to state, tribal, local and territorial health departments to ...More
    September 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Data Show Gains in Public Health Preparedness
    State and local health departments have made significant progress toward improving public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Today's report indicates that our nation is better prepared ...More
    September 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • NIH Study Models H1N1 Flu Spread
    As the United States prepares for the upcoming flu season, a group of researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health continues to model how H1N1 may spread. The work is part of an effort, called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), to develop ...More
    September 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Pertussis Cases in California Reach 55-Year High
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that as of Sept. 14, 2010, there have been 4,017 confirmed, probable and suspect cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in 2010 for a state rate of 10.3 cases per 100,000. According to data from the CDPH, 3,985 ...More
    September 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • The 'Friendly' Way to Catch the Flu
    The "friendship paradox" may help predict the spread of infectious disease. ...More
    September 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • HHS Awards $16.8 Million to Train Public Health Workforce
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the award of $16.8 million to support 27 Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) at schools of public health and other public or non-profit institutions across the country. The PHTC ...More
    September 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Legislation Needed to Modernize Public Health Response to Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Group Says
    The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) said today that legislation introduced by Sen. John Kerry, "The Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act," would transform the country's approach to identifying and treating chronic viral hepatitis B and C. ...More
    August 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • WHO Responds to Public Health Needs Created by Pakistan Floods
    The worst floods on record in Pakistan are placing the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk, with a high threat of waterborne disease outbreaks and immense damage to healthcare facilities. The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating the response of ...More
    August 3, 2010 Posted in News