SLO County Public Health releases community health improvement plan – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department has released the county’s first-ever community health improvement plan. Public health officials reportedly worked with more than 95 partners in the non-profit, health care, and governmental sectors to come up with the five-year plan. The goal — “ensuring all San Luis Obispo County residents have the opportunity […]

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Southwest Georgia public health officials promote private water well testing – The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Southwest Public Health District officials recommend that property owners have their private water wells sampled for bacteria each year. Justin Smith, the district’s environmental health director, said weather conditions such as heavy rainfall or floods are not the only reasons private wells can become contaminated. “This is a good practice regardless of whether […]

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Amagansett Field Dust Called Health Emergency – East Hampton Star

Dust filled the air behind Amagansett’s Main Street on Friday. Christine Sciulli Amagansett residents and business owners conjured images of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” at that hamlet’s citizens advisory committee meeting on Monday, decrying conditions resembling the Dust Bowl of the American prairies in the 1930s and what they called a public health […]

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Public Health in — King County links bacterial toxin illnesses back to Seattle noodle shop – Food Safety News

Public Health —Seattle & King County is investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis with abdominal cramping and diarrhea associated with Xi’an Noodles in Seattle. Xi’an Noodles is  at 5259 University Way NE in Seattle. The investigation stems from illnesses reported to Public Health’s attention on Christmas Eve. The agency learned of three people from a single dining […]

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Opinion: Public health initiatives increased life expectancy – Cincinnati.com

Tim Ingram, Opinion contributor Published 10:49 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2019 The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine every season.(Photo: Getty Images) Back in 1919, two forward-thinking legislators decided that Ohio should be divided into health “districts,” each with its own functioning health department. The […]

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The Government Shutdown Hurts Public Health and the Environment. Do You Have a Story to Tell? – Union of Concerned Scientists

We’ve all heard tales of museum closings and deteriorating national parks. But the government shutdown causes far more damage to public health and the environment and the science that can improve our lives. This devastating aspect of the shutdown is getting much less attention than it deserves.  We need to elevate these stories, and we […]

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