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Reflections from the United Nations’ High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance: Connecting Local and Global Efforts

On September 21, 2016, leaders from around the world convened for a high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. This was only the fourth time…

Blog Series: Antimicrobial Resistance & Global Health Security – Collaborative Efforts in Disease Surveillance (Part 1)

Last week, NACCHO outlined the landscape of disease surveillance and highlighted the importance of local public health agencies as early detectors of infectious disease threats. Revisit the first blog post in this series for a…

Blog Series: Antimicrobial Resistance & Global Health Security – The State of Disease Surveillance

Due to the continued application and overuse of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance – which includes resistance among bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi – is a growing threat to human health and an increasingly critical component of…

Preventing the Next Flint: Fighting Lead Poisoning at Home

This Year’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week is Vital After state officials switched the Flint, Michigan, water source to the polluted Flint River, residents suffered from unprecedented levels of lead poisoning. The U.S. Environmental Protection…

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,…