Public Health

  • 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
  • Aerial Mosquito Spraying Study Finds No Immediate Public Health Risks
    In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Officials Investigate Adverse Events Among Patients Receiving Methylprednisolone Acetate Injections
    State and federal health organizations are conducting a cooperative investigation into reports of adverse events among patients in Illinois and North Carolina who received injections of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) after Dec. 6, 2012, produced by Main Street Family ...More
    May 31, 2013 Posted in News
  • Progress Made in Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health
    Some of the world's poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new report from the organization Countdown to 2015. The report, "Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival," highlights successes ...More
    May 31, 2013 Posted in News
  • 2.4 Billion People Will Lack Improved Sanitation in 2015
    Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today. The report, "Progress on sanitation and drinking-water 2013 update," warns that, at the current ...More
    May 15, 2013 Posted in News