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June 2014

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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June 27, 2014

June 23, 2014

  • The National Board of Public Health Examiners and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health are asking all public health workers to participate in an important public health job task analysis survey, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • According to an article in, after suffering deep cuts during the recession, public health officials are rethinking how to fund essential services.
  • The National Association of County and City Health Officials has released the 2014 Forces of Change survey, which contains new findings on the forces effecting change in our nation's local health departments.

June 19, 2014

  • You can help prevent tick-transmitted diseases and “fight the bite” by sharing the Minnesota Department of Health’s PSAs about the importance of using tick repellent.
  • From May to October, Virginia’s Fairfax County sets about 4,000 mosquito traps with its Disease Carrying Insects Program and then tests the traps for West Nile virus.
  • The Massachusetts Department of Health is teaching its residents how to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites with its Mosquitoes and Ticks: They’re Out in Mass! campaign.

June 13, 2014

  • Vermont’s interactive lake conditions map lets you see where harmful algal blooms are before getting in or on the water and includes info on how to recognize these blooms.
  • Every week North Carolina publishes heat-related data and safety recommendations, which has helped the state develop its first statewide heat response plan.
  • During the summer months, New Yorkers are especially vulnerable to heat-related hazards.
  • As the climate changes, we are exposed to new health risks. Oregon’s Public Health Division is working to better understand how we can prepare for these risks and protect our communities.

June 9, 2014

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