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The Florida Department of Health in Orange County responded to an outbreak of a “superbug” at a healthcare facility

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Resources for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments


The Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) improves community health outcomes by strengthening state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies.

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Ending the HIV epidemic begins with expanded HIV testing to reach the estimated 154,000 people who have HIV and don’t know it.

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The CDC Grant Funding Profiles site provides interactive data and summaries of CDC cooperative agreement and grant funding to recipients in US states and territories, and the District of Columbia, starting with fiscal year 2010.

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  • Field Notes: Containing Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms in a Long-Term Acute-Care Hospital12/3/2019 11:33:00 AMIn response to a novel "superbug" discovered at a long-term acute-care hospital, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County responded rapidly to contain the outbreak and created tools for future use. Read more about their methods and what they learned in this month's edition of Field Notes.
  • The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant: Key Evaluation Findings11/21/2019 10:58:00 AMThe Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant-which provides funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 tribes, 5 US territories, and 3 freely associated states-is supporting vital public health activities in grantees' jurisdictions. Watch a new short video from CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, which highlights key findings of the grant's evaluation. Collectively, grantees are using their funds to 1) improve their ability to collect essential data, 2) increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, programs, and services, 3) address emerging public health needs or problems, and 4) implement public health interventions that are known to work. View the animation & read the full report to learn more.
  • Why should the public health professionals care about Social and Emotional Learning?11/19/2019 9:03:00 AMSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has created a framework of SEL competencies, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Read to learn more about resources to help develop policies to enhance the potential for SEL.
  • NACCHO Podcast on NACCHO's Latest Opioid Report11/7/2019 9:30:00 AMIn this episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team sits down with Francis Higgins, NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Program analyst, to discuss NACCHO's report, Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan. The report examines local health department prevention activities related to the opioid misuse epidemic and how local health departments can use the report as a vital resource to understand the epidemic.(The link for the report,, requires a free myNACCHO account log-in.)
  • Update on the Investigation of the Ongoing Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) 10/31/2019 9:31:00 AMFDA and CDC are still working to identify the cause or causes of the lung injuries that have been reported in relation to the use of vaping products, including e-cigarettes. No one compound or ingredient has emerged as the cause of these illnesses, and there might be more than one cause of this outbreak. CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center. More than 100 staff from across the agency and in the field are working to support these investigations. CDC has also released an MMWR: "Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury - United States, October 2019
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