Infectious Disease

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2017: Spotlighting a Local Flu Fighter

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 as a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. In this blog post, we sat…

NACCHO Endorses New Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Healthcare epidemiologists play a key role in emergency preparedness and response. To support this role, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released…

Report: Eliminating Opioid Overdoses, Deaths, and Substance Use Disorders Exceeds $95 Billion per Year

Altarum recently released a report assessing the potential societal benefit of eliminating opioid overdoses, death, and substance use disorders, and found that the benefit would have exceeded $95 billion dollars in 2016. Part of that benefit comes…