K-9 Emergency Response Team Saves a Life

One of the sure signs that Fall is upon us in the upper Midwest are our beautiful warm days and crisp nights when temperatures drop from the mid – 70’s to the low 30’s in less than 6 hours. This was one of the hazards…

San Luis Obispo Initiates First Climate Change and Health Communications Campaign in California

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department (SLOCPHD) is on a mission to educate its community about the public health effects of climate change. To that end, we just initiated the first climate change and health communications campaign in the state of California. Launched in…

Community Climate Change Project Shines Light on Public Perceptions

A collaborative project between Columbus Public Health (CPH) and The Ohio State University (OSU) is providing city leaders with information on what residents know and believe about climate change, and what actions they would support to address the problem. Organizers hope the information can help…

Food Safety Calendar Educates Entire Community

When the Vineland City Health Department (VCHD) in Vineland, N.J. discovered that a lack of education around proper hand washing was the number one public health offense in the city's retail food establishments, local health department (LHD) and Food Safety Council staff thought up an…