Exploring Substance Use and Impaired Driving Among Adults Aged 21 Years and Older in the US, 20157/18/2018 5:00:00 AMCDC has released a new study that explores self-reported prevalence of and factors associated with alcohol, marijuana, and/or prescription opioid use and impaired driving among adults aged 21 years and older in the United States. This report demonstrates the need for more robust drug-related data collection, reporting, and analyses, as well as the emerging need for surveillance of marijuana and prescription opioid impaired driving. States can consider using proven strategies to prevent impaired driving and evaluate promising practices.
Health Advisory: Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Compounds Related to Fentanyl7/12/2018 2:46:00 PMCDC has issued a health advisory that features new information about the nationwide opioid epidemic, along with updated comprehensive guidance available to prevent occupational exposure to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (i.e., compounds that are chemically related to fentanyl) by law enforcement and other emergency responders. The advisory also provides updated recommendations for public health professionals and healthcare providers regarding prevention and response efforts.
Accreditation Coordinator Handbook for Public Health Department Initial Accreditation7/12/2018 10:00:00 AMAn accreditation coordinator is the member of a health department's staff who guides the department through the accreditation process. The Public Health Accreditation Board has published "Accreditation Coordinator Handbook for Public Health Department Initial Accreditation," a companion to the "Guide to National Public Health Department Initial Accreditation." This handbook outlines each step of the accreditation process, explains coordinators' roles and responsibilities, and provides helpful tips for preparing accreditation documentation.
Podcast: Policy Approaches to Containing Antimicrobial Resistance7/10/2018 2:27:00 PMNeed a new podcast to add to your summer playlist? Check out the Public Health Review podcast from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials! Listen to "Policy Approaches to Containing Antimicrobial Resistance" to hear CDC's Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Program associate director and state public health professionals discuss preventing and containing unusually resistant bacteria.