A Multifaceted Approach to West Nile Virus Control

Since the introduction of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Stamford Connecticut area, WNV-positive mosquitoes have been trapped in various local environments: coastal, rural, and urban. Mosquito trapping is conducted in wetland environments, breeding forest areas, and coastal marsh areas, each requiring different control methods.…

How’s My District Doing? Communicating Local Immunization Data to Colorado Legislators

Using newly-available data on nearly one million children in Colorado, the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition (CCIC) developed custom fact sheets to help each Senate and House district understand its level of community protection and identify areas for improvement.

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…