Alabama's Health is the official newsletter of the Alabama Department of Public Health. If you would like to receive the publication or wish to submit information for future articles, please call the Bureau of Prevention, Promotion, and Support at (334) 206-5300.

Table of Contents

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001


April - A Centennial of Safe Milk


November - Bureau of Family Health Services Perinatal Division - Working to Improve the Health of Mothers and Infants

July - Alabama Public Health Laboratory Becomes ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited

April - Fairness and Consistency Are Key to the Office of Program Integrity


November - Children's Health Insurance Program Day in Alabama Proclaimed and Celebrated

August - Family Health Services Medical Officer Treads Unconventional Career Path

April - Public Health Employees' Commitment and Teamwork Continues Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic Response

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November - Reduced Transmission of COVID-19 is Hopeful, Greater Vaccine Confidence Encouraged

June - Widespread COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Provides Pathway to Recovery from Historic Pandemic

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December - Alabama at a Crossroads: Covid-19 Vaccine Provides Hope

June - Coronavirus Pandemic: The Beginning

January - First Comprehensive State Oral Health Plan for Alabama Released

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August - Monroe County Health Department Showcases Maternal-Fetal Telemedicine Capabilities

March - WIC Participants Issued First EWIC Cards

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November - New Lab Facility Construction Well Underway

July - Alabama Creates Plan to Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic

March - Dr. Scott Harris Named State Health Officer

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November - Acting State Health Officer Emphasizes Communication

July - National Accreditation Awarded, PHAB Announces!

April - 'Start Talking Alabama' Focuses on Increasing HIV Awareness Among Young Men

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September - EDRS Improves and Expedites Issuance of Death Certificates

June - Department Works to Lessen the Impact of Zika in Alabama

March - Innovative TB Initiative in Perry County Addresses Hard-to-reach Population

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November - Dr. Tom Miller to Lead Department

August - Telemedicine Health Care Services Arrive at ADPH: Medical Care Provided in a Confidential, Culturally Sensitive Manner

May - Electronic Health Record Team Kicks Off with Interdisciplinary Training

March - Organization is Key as Public Health Accreditation Efforts Continue

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November - New Office of Compliance Promotes Culture of Ethical Behavior and Compliance with Regulations

August - Something to Celebrate: Accreditation is Progressing

May - Stroke System Saves Lives and Prevents Disabilities

March - Everyone's Participation Is Needed for Public Health Accreditation

January - Expanding Video Conferencing Services Benefit Employees and Department

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October - Public Health Nurse Nikki Turner Helps Save a Life After Horrific Collision

July - Quality Improvement (QI) Training Helps Leaders Improve Customer Service

May - Tornado Outbreak Hero Jackie Kerby Feels Humbled

March - State Dental Director Finds ADPH Welcoming

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December - Environmental Efforts Result in Opening an Oyster Growing Area for the First Time in Decades

September - Department's Men's Health Initiatives Expand

July - Montgomery County Health Department Gets 'Screams and Ink'

May - Alabama House Resolution Commends CCHD Screening Efforts

February - Dr. Grace Thomas Remains Highly Engaged As She Accepts Additional Responsibilities

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December - Home and Community Services Uses New Technology to Better Serve Physicians and Patients

September - Dr. Mary McIntyre Continues Service in a New Capacity

July - Department Responds to Devastating April 27 Tornadoes

April - Partner Assistance Allows ADPH to Continue Serving Women at High Risk of Breast and Cervical Cancer

January - Knowledge and Behavior Change are Key Factors in Improving Women's Health

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October - Public Health Responds to Massive Gulf Oil Spill

August - Keepsake Birth Certificates Are Available, Portion of Fee Benefits Abused and Neglected Children

May - BCL Celebrates National Clinical Laboratory Professionals Week

February - UA Offers Distance Learning Classes to Social Workers

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December - Public Health Rises to Meet h2N1 Influenza Challenges

September - Minority Health Coordinator Advances Goals of the TB Division

June - Public Health Responds to Novel h2N1 Influenza

April - Deployment Finds Alabama Emergency Preparedness Teams 'Crucial' in Ice Storm Recovery

February - Department's State Combined Campaign Sets New Record

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November - Vision Impairment Doesn't Faze Bea Zeigler

September - Randy Strickland Donates Kidney

July - ADPH Patient 1st Care Coordinators Work with Pilot Project to Help Individuals Overcome Barriers

May - Disease Intervention Specialists Often Overcome Obstacles to Treat Patients

March - State Combined Campaign Sets Participation and Pledge Records

January - Leaders Work to Design Statewide Trauma System

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December - Collaborative Eye Clinic Draws Tremendous Response from Bayou LaBatre Community

October - Prostate Cancer Screenings a Success at Perry County Event

August - Local Partners Join National Effort to Promote Healthier Living, Wellness When Medicare Prevention Tour Bus Visits Montgomery

July - Athens Social Worker Jennifer Lord Donates Kidney

June - 1918 Influenza Pandemic Survivors Share Their Stories

May - ALL Kids Celebrates 10 Year Milestone of Covering Alabama's Kids

April - Birth Certificates Go Paperless, Thanks to CHS/CSC project

March - State Goes Red for Women to Raise Awareness About Women's Risk of Heart Disease

January - Begin the Journey Toward Better Health, Scale Back Alabama seeks a 10 Million Pound Weight Loss

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December - Recent Cases Prove the Value of Learning and Maintaining First Aid Skills

November - Helping People in Adverse Circumstances Is Part of the Job for Disease Intervention Specialist Kathi Dawn

September - Office of Radiation Control Hosts Full-Scale National Exercise

July-August - Changes in Alabama's Child Restraint Law Affect Child Restraint/Booster Seat Use

June - Department Website, Updated Materials Enhance Employee Recruitment

May - Area 8 Nurse Practitioner Joseph Rightmyer Gives "Unmeasurable Gifts" as a Foster Parent

March - Cribs for Kids Addresses Causes of Infant Death

February - Nurses Record CEU Credits Using New 'Swipe' System

January - Laboratory Training for CLIA Enters 21st Century

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Nov-Dec - Emergency Preparedness Area Response Teams 'Ready to Roll' with New Trailers, Generators

October - Clay County Home Health Employees Go the Extra Mile After 'Wrong Number'

September - Public Health's Mission Becomes Clear After Working in Shelter After Hurricane Katrina

August - Alabama Records Lowest Number of Infant Deaths in 2004; Infant Mortality Rate Is Tied with 2003

July - Alabama Cancer Control Summit Launches Plan for the Next Five Years

June - Alabama Selected for New National Obesity Education Program We Can!

May - Public Health Employees Make Good Use of Heimlich, CPR

April - Taking a Stand...53K! Campaign - 'Dangers of Secondhand Smoke'

March - First Chinese Language Food Service Sanitation Class Proves Successful in Montgomery County

February - Health Department Achieves 'Perfect Audit' of Property in 2004

January - Office of Women's Health Forms Partnership to Combat Obesity and Help Women STEP UP

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November - Influenza Vaccine Shortfall Mobilizes Public Health

October - Public Health Team Praised for Efforts in Preparing For and Dealing With Ivan

September - Rural Highways Claim Rural Health Champion, Pose Growing Rural Health Concern

August - State Combined Charities Campaign Begins

July - Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Heart Attacks

June - Tuskegee Women's Conference Looks at Health Care Disparities in the State

May - Alabama Expands Newborn Screening Program

April - Second State Oral Rabies Vaccine Distribution Held in Central Alabama

March - ADPH Community Training Center Offers CPR and First Aid Certification

February - Arthritis Costs Alabamians $2.4 Billion

January - Childhood Obesity Can Lead to Serious Health Problems, Shortened Life Spans

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December - Alabama Abstinence-Only Education Program is Changing Attitudes Among Teens

November - Billboards in Spanish and English Promote Influenza Immunization

October - 'Responding to Our Constituency,' APHCA Honors Barganier with President's Award

September - Joint WIC-Oral Health Project is 'Something to Smile About'

August - Nurse Family Partnership Home Visitation Program Achieves Success

July - Alabama Receives Second Arthritis Grant Award

June - Healthy Child Care Alabama Strives to Obtain Successful Outcomes for Those Caring for Children

May - Update Emphasizes the Need to Eliminate TB

April - Preventing Premature Births is New Five-Year Focus

March - Geneva Pilot Tests Medical Device to Help Congestive Heart Failure Patients

February - Alabama Works to Provide Smallpox Immunizations in the Safest Possible Manner

January - Alabama Healthcare Workers to Receive Voluntary Smallpox Immunizations Starting January 24

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December - Computerization Brings Environmental Health into the 21st Century While Realizing Tremendous Savings

November - Alabama Smoke Alarm Initiative Honors Local Fire Departments

October - Public Health Reaches Out to Hispanic Population

September - Alabama Has Fewest Infant Deaths and Teen Births on Record in 2001

August - Center for Health Statistics Offers a New Vision

July - Alabama Newborn Hearing Screening Initiative Gets Fully Underway

June - Rabies and Dog Attacks Are Serious Problems

May - State Seat Belt Usage Rate Exceeds National Average for First Time

April - Teen Family Planning Care Coordination Works to Reduce Out-of-Wedlock Births and Abortions

March - Partnership Between FHS and CSC Improves WIC Services Statewide

February - Trauma Registry Collects and Analyzes Data from Devastating Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

January - Educational Effort Works to Reduce Tobacco Use

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December - Alabama Statewide Cancer Registry Implements New Internet Data Transfer System

November - Calming Anthrax Anxiety

October - A Message From the State Health Officer

September - Alabama’s Infant Mortality Rate is Lowest Ever

July - Primary Care and Rural Health Office Aids Medically Underserved Area

June - Agencies Cooperate to Help Protect Against West Nile Virus in Alabama

May - Healthy Alabama 2010 Results Released

April - Alabama’s Hypertension Program Produces Positive Results Economically

March - Area Tobacco Coordinators Play Important Role

February - State Safety Belt Usage Rate Reaches the National Average for the First Time

January - Nurse/Family Partnership Program Will Operate in Seven Alabama Counties

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