Unite to End TB: Collaborating to Identify Local Strategies for Tuberculosis Prevention & Care

By: Aurimar Ayala, MPH, Maricopa County Department of Public Health World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, on March 24, is an annual event to commemorate Dr. Robert Koch’s 1882 discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This year’s theme, “Unite to End TB,” is a nod to the many organizations…

Celebrating National Poison Prevention Week 2017: Raising Awareness & Teaching Prevention

By Samantha Lee, PharmD, DABAT, Pharmacist, and Lauren Bul, MPH, Poison Center Educator, Minnesota Poison Control Center Did you know that drug poisoning is now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) was enacted in 1961 by the President of the…

Promoting Patient Safety: Overcoming Challenges at the Local Level

March 12–18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, a campaign developed by the National Patient Safety Foundation to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. Broadly defined, patient safety refers to the prevention of harm to patients, such as accidental or preventable…

The Model Aquatic Health Code Network Celebrates One Year: Bringing Health and Safety to a Pool Near You

This month marks one year since NACCHO, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network. Established to improve safety standards across U.S. public pools, waterparks, and spas, the joint initiative promotes the implementation of the…