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CDC MMWR: Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

A new article, Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013–2014, has been published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  This report utilized data from three birth defects surveillance systems in the United States, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, from 2013 to 2014.

Lessons Learned From Zika Response: Q & A

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

APHA Voices posted a Q&A blog article featuring the director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Dr. Lyle Petersen. He describes some lessons learned from Zika this past year, while touching on what is still unknown and what needs to be learned. He ends by highlighting how to better prepare for future vector-borne threats.

To read the full Q & A, visit the Public Health Newswire web page here.

The Leadership Role of Nonprofit Health Systems in Improving Community Health

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

The American Hospital Association has published a new report, The Leadership Role of Nonprofit Health Systems in Improving Community Health. This report, a part of the Advances in Health Care Governance Series, advocates for hospitals to take on leadership in community health and recognizes the value of participation in multi-sector partnerships. It provides recommendations for consideration by health system governing boards and executive leadership teams.

TFAH: It Takes a Village: Working Together to Improve Health and Education

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has added a new story to its Prevention and Public Health Stories web page, 

Call for Public Comments: Draft School Health Educator Preparation Standards

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

The Society for Public Health Education has issued a Call for Public Comments on Draft School Health Educator Preparation Standards. These preparation standards are intended to serve as expectations for individuals graduating from a college or university prepared to teach health education at the K-12 level(s).  The deadline for comments is March 15th

To review the current standards and add comments view the survey here.

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