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In its latest weekly update posted today, GPEI said no new cases of WPV or cVDPV2 were reported for the week ending Apr 11. In February, the WHO's polio emergency committee met for the 16th time, agreeing to extend the public health emergency of international concern and its related temporary health ...
The program met its standard and is working on a quality improvement project by reaching out to mothers for follow-up referrals. The public health emergency and preparedness program will continue to require its employees to complete an Incident Command System training course. The public health clinic ...

The exercise included medical screenings, a medication consultation component and general education regarding public health emergencies. ... “The ability to quickly and efficiently set up clinics during a public health emergency which could include infectious diseases such as, Hepatitis A is vital to ...
“You declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency on October 26, 2017, but there has been little evidence that your Administration has taken advantage of the supplemental executive branch authorities and resources provided by this designation,” Murray and Warren wrote.
... support our clinical services with fee collection and electronic medical records; coordinate interpreter service availability for all programs; and maintain a public health emergency preparedness program, which enables the health department to help prevent and respond to public health emergencies.
Tom Wolf on Wednesday renewed his statewide opioid disaster declaration and announced that legislation is in progress that would allow the state Secretary of Health to declare the epidemic a public health emergency. "We have made real progress during the disaster declaration to stem the tide of this ...

QUEENSBURY — A line wound around the lobby of the Warren County Human Services building on Tuesday morning, dozens of people assembling to help county workers prepare for a public health emergency. Volunteers gathered to allow Warren County Public Health staff members to practice a mass ...
... to action has actually been given “Public Health Emergency” status, and although both terms illustrate the severity of the opioid problem in this country, the two declarations carry vastly different legal connotations. Examples of Public Health Emergencies in the past include the appearance of the Zika virus ...
Orrin Hatch is the president pro tempore of the United States Senate. He is also a member and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He and his granddaughter, Emily Hatch, support "Endo What," a social movement and film used as a comprehensive ...
MONTVILLE, NJ -- The Montville Township Health Department will be conducting a public health emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are seeking volunteers to act as family members going through a large Point of Distribution (POD) clinic where they will be ...
Health officials with the city are preparing for an upcoming Public Health Emergency Preparedness exercise in May. Rachel Nolan, PHEP coordinator with the City of Lubbock Health Department, gave a few details about the process to Board of Health members during the board's monthly meeting on Friday ...
President Trump outlined the White House's plans to curb the opioid epidemic, which he declared a nationwide public health emergency. Trump shared a personal anecdote about his late older brother, who told him to never start drinking. (Published Monday, Oct. 30, 2017). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions move to urge ...
We have cared for the teenage bystander who was shot and is now paralyzed for life. We have comforted the widow whose husband committed suicide using his own firearm. We have treated the brave police officer shot in the line of duty. We have seen lives destroyed when innocent children find a parent's ...
A group of Democratic state lawmakers say budget cuts to the state health department have created a public health emergency. They delivered a letter to legislative leaders and the governor Tuesday asking for emergency funding. Five representatives and two senators signed onto the letter addressed to ...
... to be determined, the national workshop will focus on developing strategic action plans for states to implement during public health emergencies. ... These examples highlight the importance and timeliness of strategic planning for public health emergency response operations, policies and procedures.
“This is among the basic necessities that every community deserves, and as a result of the new system the public health emergency has ended. ... After the public health emergency was declared, the Louisiana Department of Health recommended that an alternative source of water for personal consumption ...
Officials in the town on St. Joseph, including Gov. John Bel. Edwards, joined to unveil the new Comprehensive Water Distribution System Replacement Project and lifted the public health emergency declaration. St. Joseph has experienced major water problems for more than a decade because of a poorly ...

"Children are becoming 'second victims' of the adult opioid epidemic." Approximately 64,000 Americans in 2016 are believed to have died as a result of the crisis that is being called the deadliest drug battle in the U.S. Last year, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
The Lincoln City-County Board of Health has drafted a second letter to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to comments it says agency staff have made regarding Libby's public health emergency designation. The second letter, dated Feb. 28, expands upon a letter sent Feb. 15 to Douglas ...
The World Health Organization recently released a list of eight diseases most likely to spark a public health emergency. Some we know, like the hemorrhagic fevers Ebola, Lassa, and Marburg, which can cause their victims to bleed out from their gums and eyes. But further down on the WHO list was a threat ...
The Lincoln City-County Board of Health recently drafted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to comments it says agency staff have been making regarding Libby's public health emergency designation. George Jamison, the board's vice chair, said at the board's Feb. 14 meeting that ...
A total of 18 new patients with CPE were detected in the two-week period from February 5-18. This is three times the number of patients detected with CPE in the previous two-week period (January 22-February 4). Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a superbug resistant to most or all ...
After nearly 10 months in office, President Donald Trump declared a 90–day “Public Health Emergency” to combat the opioid crisis. However, the emergency ended three weeks ago with some experts saying it did not do “a single thing.” “It's hard to see it as anything other than a false statement of ...
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Saturday declared Pennsylvania's opioid overdose and addiction crisis a statewide emergency. The disaster declaration signed by Mr. Wolf will task a command center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency with improving coordination between health and ...
Asia Pacific strategy for emerging diseases and public health emergencies: advancing implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) ... Member States have used lessons learnt from past events to update public health emergency plans, strengthen their preparedness to respond to new and ...
The widespread prevalence of endometriosis — and the lack of any long-term treatment options — is nothing short of a public health emergency. I have witnessed firsthand the crippling effects of endometriosis on my granddaughter Emily. Some time ago, I traveled to Massachusetts to see Emily's family ...
SPRINGFIELD - The city's Public Health Council declared a public health emergency in Springfield on Wednesday due to the opioid crisis and voted unanimously to create a needle exchange program intended to save lives. The 8-0 vote directed the city's health and human services commissioner, Helen R.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Saturday declared Pennsylvania's opioid overdose and addiction crisis a statewide emergency. The disaster declaration signed by Mr. Wolf will task a command center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency with improving coordination between health and ...
Asia Pacific strategy for emerging diseases and public health emergencies: advancing implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) ... Member States have used lessons learnt from past events to update public health emergency plans, strengthen their preparedness to respond to new and ...
Carangelo said a public health emergency preparedness coordinator has different duties: to prepare for and manage recovery from public health emergencies — bioterrorism, an infectious disease or foodborne outbreak or a natural catastrophe like a hurricane or flood. “The board fears that the decision ...
There have been calls for the World Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency of international concern, as it did with Ebola in West Africa and Zika virus in Brazil. The dismay is at the prospect of losing the efficacy of the artemisinin drugs, which along with insecticide-impregnated bed nets ...
“When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency I was hopeful that federal agencies would mobilize to immediately combat the epidemic in West Virginia and around the country,” Manchin said. “Unfortunately, the last three months there has not been additional ...
There's a public health emergency in Knox County that was issued by the County Commissioners. Posted: Jan. 24, 2018 2:13 PM. Updated: Jan. 24, 2018 10:34 PM. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email Share to Pinterest. KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - There's a public health ...
With President Trump's renewed declaration of a public health emergency for the opioid epidemic, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hopes to see additional funding channeled toward curbing the crisis. “When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency I was hopeful ...
The original declaration, which was issued in October, would have expired Tuesday. The notice extends it for another 90 days. The White House declared the opioid addiction crisis a public health emergency several months after President Donald Trump said he would draft documents that would declare it ...
WASHINGTON (WISH) — Indiana senators and representatives are asking President Trump to renew the opioid public health emergency declaration. ... The public health emergency declaration allowed the government to redirect resources in various ways and to expand access to medical services in rural ...
They said they want him to continue the public health emergency and take further action. "President Trump should step up to the plate and provide the kind of resources to the state of New Hampshire he promised during the presidential primary," said state Sen. Dan Feltes, D-Concord. Those promises were ...
The Department of Health and Human Services needs more funding to address public health emergencies, an official told senators at a hearing ... The Department of Health and Human Services doesn't have the funding it needs to prepare for a public health emergency, according to an official at the ...
Volunteers will be offered trainings throughout the year that will support personal preparedness and basic disaster response skills, as well as developing specialized skills needed for a public health emergency response. Anyone age 18 or older is eligible, and people with both medical and non-medical ...
Now is the time to urge Congress and the White House to renew the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency. In October of 2017, President Trump declared a 90-day public health emergency as an effort to confront the ongoing opioid crisis. That declaration ends on January 23, 2018.
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is among a number of senators who have written to President Donald Trump, urging him to renew the opioid public health emergency declaration because of what they called "little action since its original declaration in October." The senators said in part: “On ...
Governor Kay Ivey declared a state public health emergency Thursday after a serious outbreak of the flu throughout the state, saying there was a high risk of widespread exposure that would pose "significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people." The flu is spreading quickly in Alabama.
Alabama's hospitals are being inundated by flu cases, officials warn, prompting Gov. Kay Ivey to declare that a 'State Public Health Emergency' now exists. Ivey's emergency declaration includes a directive to the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to ...
Gov. Henry McMaster has declared a statewide public health emergency to address South Carolina's growing opioid addiction and overdose crisis. “According to the statistics, there's a silent hurricane going on in our state that hits us, and it's getting worse,” McMaster said during a recent press conference.
How prepared is Tennessee for a public health emergency? More prepared than Alaska, Ohio or Texas; nowhere near as prepared as tiny Massachusetts or Rhode Island. "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism," a December report by the nonpartisan ...
Henry McMaster declared a statewide public health emergency to battle the opioid epidemic. State law defines a "Public Health Emergency" as the occurrence or imminent risk of a qualifying health condition. The law states those health conditions can include things like natural disasters, an illness or health ...
... year have shown that disaster can strike at any moment and some states are better prepared to deal with public health emergencies than others. The non-profit health policy center Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a report Tuesday ranking states on their public health emergency preparedness.
These States Are Best Prepared for Public Health Emergencies. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among the states best prepared for a public health emergency. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images). More than a dozen people died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed more than ...
Opioid addiction is nothing less than a public health emergency in South Carolina, and Gov. Henry McMaster is right to recognize the problem as such. On Monday, Mr. McMaster announced that new designation, signed an executive order limiting initial post-emergency opioid prescriptions to five days and ...
There's no predicting what potential public health emergency looms on the horizon, whether it's a natural disaster, an emerging infectious disease or a bioterrorist threat. This year, hurricanes and wildfires killed hundreds of people and dismantled health care infrastructure as they ravaged the United States.


 

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