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- Opioid Use and Pregnancy Training5/16/2019 9:46:00 AMThe number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder at labor and delivery in the United States more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. This National Women's Health Week (May 12-18), take CDC's Opioid Use and Pregnancy training to learn about safer opioid prescribing across all stages of pregnancy.
- Hepatitis Awareness Month5/14/2019 9:15:00 AMMay is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th marks the eight annual national Hepatitis Testing Day. Millions of Americans have viral hepatitis, and most do not know they are infected. During the month of May, the Division of Viral Hepatitis and its partners work to educate people about viral hepatitis and encourage people to find out if they should get tested and/or vaccinated.
- CDC Twitter Chat: Prepare Your Health for Hurricanes.5/9/2019 8:51:00 AMWith the start of another Atlantic hurricane season approaching (June 1), the CDC's Center for Preparedness and Response and Healthcare Ready will co-host a Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 9, from 2 to 3 PM ET to discuss the ways people and communities can prepare their health for hurricanes. Please join the conversation at #PrepYourHealth to learn more about hurricane preparedness.
- Registration Continues for the 19th annual Public Health Improvement Training4/30/2019 9:11:00 AMThe Public Health Improvement Training-PHIT-is an ideal "fit" for state, tribal, local, and territorial health department staff seeking to improve public health outcomes, develop leadership skills from any level, and strengthen their ability to improve alignment and effectiveness of health department services. Registration is open until May 17, 2019, or until capacity is reached.
- Thirteen Health Departments Achieve Initial Accreditation; Four Become the First to Achieve Reaccreditation4/11/2019 9:04:00 AMAs of March 29, 2019, a total of 257 health departments have achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), bringing the benefits of PHAB accreditation to 79% of the US population. In another major milestone for PHAB's national accreditation program, four health departments this week became the first to successfully achieve national reaccreditation through PHAB, thereby extending their accreditation status for another five years. Congratulations to the following on their achievements: Franklin County Health Department (KY), Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, West Allis Health Department, (WI), Albany County Department of Health (NY), Allen County Public Health (OH), Cabell-Huntington Health Department (WV), Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center Community Health Department (WI), Georgia Department of Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health (CO), Johnson County Public Health, (IA), Louisiana Office of Public Health (LA), Panhandle Health District (ID), Pennsylvania Department of Health, Putnam County Health Department (OH), Rockland County Department of Health (NY), San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (CA), and Tuscarawas County Health Department (OH).
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