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Improving Hand Hygiene through Innovative Campaign Advertising and Community Outreach

By: Kyle Foerst, M.S., Emergency Response Planner, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Seasonal influenza occurs annually and can cause mild to severe illness, which can lead to hospitalizations and even death. Certain groups,…

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Quality Training in a Criminal Justice Healthcare Setting: The Work of El Paso County Public Health

This week, October 16-22, marks both International Infection Prevention Week and Healthcare Quality Week. Infection prevention is both a means and an end to the work healthcare quality professionals do to manage risks, reduce mortality…

The CIFOR Toolkit: A Powerful Training Resource Advancing Foodborne Outbreak Response

By Scott E. Holmes, REHS, MS, Environmental Public Health Manager, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department What do you get when you bring together over 60 public health professionals specializing in environmental health, epidemiology, and laboratory sciences,…

Resource Roundup: 2016 World Environmental Health Day – Fighting Second and Third-Hand Smoke

Each year, the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) hosts World Environmental Health Day to encourage global recognition of critical environmental health issues. Past themes have focused on raising awareness about protecting children’s environmental health,…

Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

By William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and Gabrielle Johnston, MPH, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service September highlights two important and…

Conference Recap: EPA Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting

By Chelsea Gridley-Smith, NACCHO Program Analyst The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met on July 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss high priority issues for the EPA and local, state,…