COCA Email Updates: July 14 – July 28, 2014
Available for download: July 28, 2014, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:Thursday, July 17, 2014
Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, CECH, and AAVSB/RACE) are available for most calls. More information about free CE.
CDC News and Announcements
Each week select science clips are shared with the public health community to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.
Public Health Preparedness
Are you ready to become a disease detective by solving outbreaks? CDC has released an Android version of the Solve the Outbreak app. This popular, free app puts you in the shoes of a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.
NEW:Public Health Matters Blog: Prep Check! Lockheed Martin – July 15 (CDC)
CDC’s Prep Check! takes preparedness into the community. Each episode features a venue that many people visit regularly – large businesses, airports, churches, and more – to learn about how each of them prepares for a disaster.
Find preparedness resources for all hazards.
Find online and in-person training resources.
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
MMWR publications are prepared by CDC. Electronically Subscribe.
July 11, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 28 Download .pdf document of this issue
- Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Among Residents, Visitors, and Homeless Persons — Clark County, Nevada, 2008–2011
- Prevalence of Nodding Syndrome — Uganda, 2012–2013
- Announcement: Recommendations Regarding Education Programs and Policies to Promote Health Equity — Community Preventive Services Task Force
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – June 28 (CDC)
Flu View is a weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by CDC Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as CDC receives more reports.
Health care providers play an important role during flu season. The following guidance and information will assist health care providers and service organizations to plan and respond to seasonal flu.
Current Travel Warnings - July 21 (US Department of State)
The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warnings when long-term, protracted conditions make a country dangerous or unstable. Travel Warnings recommend that Americans avoid or carefully consider the risk of travel to that country. The State Department also issues Travel Warnings when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate, or because of a drawdown of State Department staff.
Food, Drug and Device Safety
MedWatch is your Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
FoodSafety.gov Reports FDA and USDA Food Recalls, Alerts, Reporting & Resources – (HHS/USDA/FDA/CDC/NIH)
Foodsafety.gov lists notices of recalls and alerts from both FDA and USDA. Visitors to the site can report a problem or make inquiries.
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