Florida Epidemiologists Combating HAIs by Becoming CIC Certified

In 2018, the Florida Department of Health (Department), Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) Infection Prevention Program, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange), established the HAI Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) Study Group.

It Really Is All About Relationships

In business, you don’t sell the competitor’s product; you sell your product – you want to prosper. In the non-profit or public health sector, you work together. What? Who gets the profit, the prize, the prosperity? As it turns out, the profit is in the…

North Carolina Essentials for Childhood: Partnering for Prevention

In 2014, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) Division of Public Health (DPH), convened a statewide Task Force on Essentials for Childhood, tasked with developing a collaborative, evidence-based, public health initiative…

Lake County General Health District: Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

Smoke-free multi-unit housing benefits residents and property owners. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires every public housing agency to implement a smoke-free policy by July 2018. Local health departments play a key role in working with public housing agencies to prepare,…