Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
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October 26, 2011
- New York decreased statewide surgical site infections [PDF-6MB] by 15% between 2007 and 2010.
- Several states, including Tennessee and California, require healthcare facilities to report data to the National Healthcare Safety Network to address the issue of central line-associated bloodstream infections.
- To prevent emerging infections from taking hold in their hospitals, Wisconsin healthcare facilities now report CRE, a drug-resistant infection.
October 19, 2011
- The monthly rate of pre-39 week deliveries without appropriate medical indication decreased from 25% to less than 5% in Ohio hospitals participating in the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative intervention program.
- Elective deliveries before 39 weeks decreased by 44% in North Carolina hospitals that were part of the 39 Weeks Collaborative.
- As of October 1, Texas Medicaid is denying claims for any induction or cesarean delivery before 39 weeks if not medically necessary and properly documented.
* New ASTHO president Dr. David Lakey's challenge is focused on reducing infant mortality.
October 13, 2011
- Approximately 60 lives were saved in one year when Georgia combined sobriety checkpoints with publicized enforcemenT programs.
- Connecticut's high-visibility sobriety checkpoint campaign saved the lives of nearly 30 men ages 21-34 in a year and a half.
- An ignition interlock law and increased interlock use in New Mexico were associated with a 30% reduction in impaired driving crashes and offender re-arrests.
October 5, 2011
- 96% of foodborne outbreaks reported by public health agencies in the Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD) occurred at the county level (2004–2008).
- Colorado investigators rapidly identified cantaloupes as the cause of a recent outbreak of Listeria infections – the first listeriosis outbreak associated with melons.
- Local, state, and federal investigators used PulseNet data to link a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections this past summer to ground turkey.
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