Infectious Disease

Hidden Casualties Webinars: Local, State, & National Partners’ Responses to Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis in the United States has resulted in alarming increases in opioid use disorders, injection drug use, overdose deaths, and infectious diseases in communities across the United States. Fighting the opioid epidemic is…

Boston Public Health Commission: Multi-Pronged Approach to Flu Preparedness and Response

By Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, MD, MPH, Interim Medical Director, Boston Public Health Commission The Public Health Impact of Influenza While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu activity begins to rise above…

Webinar Recording: Local Health Department Access to the National Healthcare Safety Network

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. NHSN is a secure, internet-based surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that…