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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March 15, 2013
- Eleven public health departments are the first to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
- Accredited health departments cite numerous reasons for seeking accreditation, including stronger partnerships and greater efficiencies.
- Johnson County, Kansas has implemented a healthy food pilot program as a result of accreditation-related activities. Learn about other ways local and state health departments are preparing for accreditation.
March 6, 2013
- Memphis, Tennessee—The Shelby County health department’s efforts to save babies helped reduce the county’s high infant mortality rate by more than one third during 2003-2011.
- The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures for 2013 provides a concise summary of frequently used cancer statistics and information about major risk factors.
- Take the No Tanning pledge! The Melanoma Foundation of New England’s Your Skin Is IN program raises awareness among teens and young adults about the dangers of tanning outdoors and in tanning beds.
- A hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire, believed to have been started by a hospital technician, resulted in the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratory in Concord testing more than 4,000 blood samples in 5 months [PDF - 34KB].
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- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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