Allegheny County Health Department Assesses Antibiotic Stewardship

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic resistant organisms, which are estimated to cause over 20,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Bacteria that were once easy to treat are developing resistance to antibiotics, leading to more severe and more…

El Paso County Public Health- Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

Residents of multi-unit housing are at a greater risk of being exposed to secondhand smoke. El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) is partnering with the Colorado Springs Housing Authority (CSHA) to implement a 100% smoke-free policy, with the objective of reducing secondhand smoke exposure and…

Zika Visits South Florida, A Public Health Response

The Environmental Health Director and staff performed a vector control assessment using the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards and identified areas in need of improvement. A meeting took place between the Broward County Mosquito Control (BCMC) and the Florida Department of Health in Broward County…

Cook County Health Department Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

Since September 2017, over 6,800 residents in suburban Cook County, Illinois can breathe easier in their smoke-free multi-unit homes. This success resulted from outreach, education and technical assistance by the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and its partners. This initiative was funded, in…