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Agency and Association Update November 2011

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ADA (American Dental Association)
CDC retains oral health division
Steam sterilizer standard project set
Fluoride stays off California’s Proposition 65 carcinogen list
Healthy People 2020 oral health goals key on access to care
New life for used equipment
Dr. Calnon takes office as ADA president
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
Dental coalition supports Medicare referral legislation
AGD Annual Meeting
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
APIC 2012
Study: Hospitals appear to be heeding mandates to reduce and report preventable infections but long-term impact still to be determined
Acinetobacter baumannii found growing in nearly half of infected patient rooms
National journal and APIC host policy summit on best practices in infection prevention
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Save energy and resources this holiday season
Advice for safe and healthy travel for students
Be prepared to stay safe and healthy in Winter
CDC now tracking antibiotic use in hospitals
New Million Hearts tools announced by partners
Prescription painkiller overdoses at epidemic levels
CDC recommends ways to reduce the threat of strokes
CDC launches effort to protect cancer patients from infections
Health care-associated infections declined in 2010
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Drug shortages
FDA launches website on safe disposal of used needles and other "sharps”
FDA: 35 innovative new drugs approved in fiscal year 2011
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Statement from Secretary Sebelius on National Native American Heritage Month
HHS announces refined survey standards to examine and help eliminate differences in care based on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, or disability
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Improving health literacy within a state - Workshop summary
Health IT and patient safety: Building safer systems for better care
Promoting health literacy to encourage prevention and wellness - Workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)
Remarks on "Creating an AIDS-Free Generation"
Wood stove intervention can reduce childhood pneumonia
NIH statement on World Pneumonia Day
NIH study finds stroke risk factors may lead to cognitive problems
NIH study finds broad spectrum of cancer risk for organ transplant recipients in US
Antibody treatment protects monkeys from Hendra virus disease
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Revised, updated resources are announced to help prevent exposures of emergency response employees to infectious diseases during duty
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on increase of nonfatal occupational injuries among health care workers
Statement from Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on reported decline in workplace injuries and illnesses
OSHA publishes new and revised materials on worker safety and health
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Future use of materials for dental restorations
Waste from health-care activities
UN urges action to help hundreds of millions of sufferers of diabetes
Head of UN health agency outlines reforms to improve efficiency





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