Public Health

  • CDC Releases Updated Health Information for International Travel
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the online version of the 2014 edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel, commonly known as the “Yellow Book.” Nicknamed for its yellow cover, this is the ultimate guide for healthy ...More
    August 6, 2013 Posted in News
  • HHS, USDA, Food Industry Welcome New Guidelines to Aid Outbreak Responders
    Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius and agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack have commended the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) for the new CIFOR Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Managers of Food ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Colombia is First Country in the World to Eliminate Parasitic Disease River Blindness
    Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated the parasitic disease onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal. In an official notification letter, WHO ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • WHO Urges Governments to Act on Hepatitis Threat
    In advance of World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year. Some of these hepatitis viruses, most ...More
    July 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Report Finds Progress Toward Public Health Preparedness but Gaps Persist
    In the 10th annual "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism" report, 35 states and Washington, D.C. scored a 6 or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness. The report found that while there has been significant progress ...More
    July 20, 2013 Posted in News
  • Electronic Health Records Help Fight Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
    Using an electronic health record (EHR) system to automate the immunization data shared between health providers and public health agencies enables physicians to assist individual patients faster and more effectively, while also providing more immediate, cohesive community ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • OSAP Names Board of Directors for 2013-2014
    The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has elected Tim Lorencovitz, MBA, to lead its board of directors for the 2013-14 year. Joining Lorencovitz on the executive committee are John O’Keefe, BDentSc, MDentSc, MBA; Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP; Mike Smurr and ...More
    July 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • HHS Grants to Bolster Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare, Public Health
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $916 million to continue improving preparedness and health outcomes for a wide range of public health threats within every state, eight U.S. territories, and four of the nation’s largest metropolitan ...More
    July 8, 2013 Posted in News
  • AIDSVu Releases New Maps Depicting Impact of HIV in America
    This map shows the 2010 rate of adults/adolescents living with an HIV diagnosis per 100,000 population. The darker the area, the higher the rate. Areas shown in white are places where data are not shown (to protect privacy) and gray areas indicate places where data were not ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News