Facebook is taking on the role of a public health agency, critics tell NYT – Becker's Hospital Review

Written by Julie Spitzer | January 03, 2019 | Print  | Email Critics are arguing Facebook’s suicide prevention efforts, though promising, have allowed the social network to “[assume] the authority of a public health agency while protecting its process as if it were a corporate secret,” The New York Times reports. Facebook’s suicide threat screening and alert […]

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No news is bad news for public health (No News is Bad News for Public Health) – High Country News

Losing local news sources and public health reporters hampers disease detection and outbreak response.   Every holiday season, tens of thousands of people flock to Southern California’s Disneyland Resort to see the holiday light displays and the jolly costumed characters. But just days before Christmas 2014, an uninvited visitor stalked the park: measles. Within a […]

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Working to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance in Guatemala: Public Health Watch – Contagionlive.com

Guatemala has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, with refugees from the gang violence-plagued Central American nation part of the “migrant caravan” currently trapped in diplomatic limbo in Tijuana, Mexico. However, the country is making progress in a key area of health care—antibiotic stewardship—thanks in no small part to help from […]

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Richland Public Health restaurant inspections, Dec. 20-31 – Mansfield News Journal

Restaurant inspections.(Photo: . / Stock art) MANSFIELD – The following restaurant inspections with critical violations were conducted by Richland Public Health between Dec. 20 and 31. • The Local at 97, 58 Ohio 97, Lexington, Dec. 20, follow-up inspection. Person in charge did not ensure that employees observed foods as they were received (critical). Person […]

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Opioid addiction is a public health crisis. The way we're talking about it isn't helping. – News@Northeastern

The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a public health crisis in the United States. Part of solving that crisis, say two Northeastern researchers, is changing how we talk about addiction. Leo Beletsky, an associate professor at Northeastern who studies opioid addiction, and Zachary Siegel, a journalism fellow who’s working with him, are creating […]

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Orange County Public Health System, CalOptima, Preparing To Launch Medicaid Health Homes Program In July 2019 – OPEN MINDS

CalOptima, the county-operated Medicaid health plan for Orange County, California, is preparing to launch the state’s Medicaid health homes program (HHP) on July 1, 2019. In preparation, CalOptima released a request for proposals (RFP 19-021) on December 20, 2018, seeking a contractor to provide housing services, accompaniment of HHP members to key medical appointments, and […]

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Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region: No public health without refugee and migrant health (2018) – World – ReliefWeb

Migrants and refugees at higher risk of developing ill health than host populations, reveals first-ever WHO report on the health of displaced people in Europe Copenhagen, Geneva, 21 January 2019 Migrants and refugees are likely to have good general health, but they can be at risk of falling sick in transition or while staying in […]

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