Tools & Resources

Using NEARS To Enhance Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) is a surveillance system used to capture environmental assessment data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations. Local retail food regulatory programs that participate in…

White Paper: Local Efforts to Mitigate Human and Financial Costs of Opioid Epidemic

West Virginia is in the midst of an unprecedented heroin and opioid epidemic that is disrupting the lives of not only individuals and families, but also entire communities and regions. A recent white paper developed by the…

CDC: Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Against Pediatric Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study that examined the effectiveness of the flu vaccine to prevent laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated death among children, the findings of which show that flu vaccination significantly reduced…