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Agency and Association Update September 2012
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ADA (American Dental Association)
New HRSA resources focus on oral health during pregnancy
Oral health resources available from National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Redefine ‘treat' this Halloween
Happy birthday, Navy Dental Corps
Boost for clinical education, access in North Carolina
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
Journal of Dental Education
2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
2013 Annual Meeting
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)
September issue of AJIC includes special focus on influenza
IP Competency Model, certification, and you
Many US schools are unprepared for another pandemic
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Million Hearts launches new educational program to improve Americans' blood pressure control
High blood pressure is out of control for too many Americans
Children with neurologic disorders at high risk of death from flu
CDC now recommends all baby boomers receive one-time hepatitis C test
West Nile Virus and preventing mosquito bites
Getting blood pressure under control: High blood pressure is out of control for too many Americans
Flu season is here - Vaccinate to protect you and your loved ones from flu
Preventing suicide
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Insect repellent use and safety in children
How FDA helps protect kids from tobacco
Qualitest issues voluntary, nationwide recall for one lot of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg due to the potential for oversized tablets
FDA approves new combination pill for HIV treatment for some patients
FDA warns of risk of death from codeine use in some children following surgeries
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and objectives for action
Common application for HIV patient assistance program expedites application process for lifesaving drugs
Veterans in rural areas to get expanded access to health care
New resources help older Americans and people with disabilities maintain their independence
Statement on National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
HHS announces next steps to promote use of electronic health records and health information exchange
People with Medicare save more than $4.1 billion on prescription drugs
The Affordable Care Act helps states prevent, fight infectious diseases
HHS releases new report on efforts to end the tobacco epidemic
HHS awards $68 million in grants for HIV/AIDS care for women, infants, children and youth
IOM (Institute of Medicine)  

How far have we come in reducing health disparities?: Progress since 2000 - workshop summary

Best care at lower cost: The path to continuously learning health care in America
Genome-based therapeutics: Targeted drug discovery and development - workshop summary
Accelerating the development of new drugs and diagnostics: Maximizing the impact of the cures acceleration network - workshop summary
Post-incident recovery considerations of the health care service delivery infrastructure - workshop summary
How can health care organizations become more Hhalth literate? - workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH Common Fund researchers link genetic variants and gene regulation in many common diseases
NIH scientists map first steps in flu antibody development
NIH uses genome sequencing to help quell bacterial outbreak in Clinical Center
NIH awards $7.8 million for innovative HIV vaccine approaches
Federal report details health, economic status of older Americans
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH eNews: September, 2012
The Joint Commission
Opposing view: 'There is no easy answer'
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Accelerating progress on child survival since 2000, UN says
Public health action for the prevention of suicide
Expanding prepayment key to universal health coverage
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome – Yosemite National Park, United States of America
Child mortality rates down sharply but more progress needed – UN report
Seeking to advance rights of people with disabilities, UN treaty review starts in New York





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