NIC 2018: Uncovering Strategies to Increase Vaccination Coverage

Minnesota is home to a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population and the state‚Äôs local public health departments serve as a critical safety net in provider of vaccinations for uninsured or underinsured individuals. However, it can be difficult to connect with the community members who need…

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…