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Agency and Association Update July 2011

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ADA (American Dental Association)
IOM report eyes improving access to oral health care for vulnerable, underserved populations
ADA website educates on going paperless
Get educated on oral health needs of pregnant women, infants and children
ADA Foundation approves research grant for Health Screening Program
OSAP honors Drs. Cleveland and Hunt
USDA updates dietary guidelines
EBD and Forsyth
HSHC grant application deadline is Aug. 15
New guidelines help make exchanging electronic health information easier
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
2011 annual meeting
AGD Responds to IOM Access Report
HHS Healthy People 2020 and Oral Health
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
APIC announces infection prevention film festival winners
Innovative duct tape strategy saves hospitals time, money
APIC launches new consumer awarenews campaign to prevent healthcare infections and medical errors
ASHE, APIC and SHEA response to electronic faucet technology
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
CDC releases infection prevention guide to promote safe outpatient care
CDC trial and another major study find PrEP can reduce risk of HIV infection among heterosexuals
High sodium, Low potassium diet linked to increased risk of death
Statement by Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2011
Three-year CDC initiative tests 2.8 million Americans for HIV
National HIV Testing Day – June 27, 2011
CDC identifies top global public health achievements in first decade of 21st century
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
FDA approves Boostrix to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in older people
FDA unveils final cigarette warning labels
FDA examines ways to improve consumer understanding of prescription drug ads

FDA unveils new global strategy to help ensure safety and quality of imported products

HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
HHS announces new investment in school-based health centers
University of California settles HIPAA Privacy and Security case involving UCLA Health System facilities
HHS grants boost disaster preparedness in hospitals, health care systems
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on 17th Annual HIV Testing Day
National Library of Medicine launches MedlinePlus Connect
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations
Relieving pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH-funded research network to explore oil spill health effects
Balance tips toward environment as heritability ebbs in autism?
New videos, website offer important resources for people affected by diabetes
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Federal Register Notice: NIOSH: Proposed data collections; Workplace violence prevention programs in NJ healthcare facilities
NIOSH eNews: July, 2011
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
US Department of Labor files complaint against Niles Family Dentistry, owner in Niles, Ohio, for violating whistleblower provision of the OSH Act
OSHA schedules stakeholder meetings to discuss occupational exposure to infectious diseases
US Labor Department's OSHA cites Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, for safety and health hazards; $48,000 in fines proposed
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2011
The top 10 causes of death
UN hails studies showing antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV infection
UN welcomes India's decision to continue making generic HIV/AIDS drugs





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