Health Affairs, the leading health policy journal, recently published an article that examines how the public school systems in 43 U.S. cities handled the issue of school closures during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic that killed thousands of Americans.
Local health departments experienced significant layoffs during the first six months of 2009, just as agencies are gearing up for what may be their most intense flu season in recent history.
Public health education leaders are asking for your input as they develop continuing education opportunities for the public health workforce.
As the Georgia Division of Public Health became part of the Department of Community Health this year, key organizational changes occurred.
The State Board of Community Health met September 10th and approved several changes to the department’s budgets, as well as a 10% increase in premiums for the State Health Benefit Plan.
Georgia is outpacing other Southern states when it comes to residents without health insurance, according to new Census Bureau statistics.
Ever wonder why so many in public health are so passionate about flu vaccination? Check out this video from CDC TV and get some insight into why flu vaccination really does matter.
Reductions to Public Health and other budgets were among the topics discussed during a Board of Community Health meeting on August 27th.
The Centers for Disease Control unveil a guidance plan for colleges and universities to reduce exposure to the H1N1 virus this fall. Americans ages 6 months to 24 years are one of the top priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces funding for 13 local, state and tribal health departments to study the impact of quality improvement approaches on key public health performance indicators, such as immunizations and management of foodborne illness outbreaks.