Partners and Frameworks IDSR and IHR (2005) Implementation

From the CDC: In December 2011, the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Stimson Center, and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services co-hosted a workshop to highlight the implementation of the revised International Health Regualtions in the context of the regional Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Strategy.  this workshop took … Continue reading Partners and Frameworks IDSR and IHR (2005) Implementation

Health Impact Assessment – Thinking and Acting Globally and Locally

Health impact assessment is the process of including health considerations in the decision making process as policies, programs, plans, and projects are developed.  In particular, HIA includes health concerns in sectors that historically have been viewed as unrelated to health, such as transportation, education, agriculture, and housing.   It is a structured process that uses scientific data, professional … Continue reading Health Impact Assessment – Thinking and Acting Globally and Locally

Today – Science Cafe: Making Supergerms

Todya from 5:30-7;30 come to Science Cafe at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub, 3078 Main St.  Today's topic: Making Supergerms:  Evolution, Antibiotic Resistance, and Public Health. Are there antibiotics in our drinking water, and if so what effects might they have? Does that soap you use select for drug-resistant bacteria? How long will our medicines keep working? What medical practices … Continue reading Today – Science Cafe: Making Supergerms

2011 Risk Science Center Summer Fellowship Seminar

 Each year, the University of Michigan Risk Science Center supports a small number of students in conducting out research related to human health risk. The Summer Fellowship Seminar provides an opportunity for recipients to present and discuss their research.  Light refreshements provided.  Open to the public. Please RSVP to Hilda McDonald hildiris@umich.edu   To view … Continue reading 2011 Risk Science Center Summer Fellowship Seminar

Health Indicators Warehouse

Health Indicators Warehouse has been added to the Epidemiology research guide (statistics).  A relatively new  resource, HIW aims to provide access to high quality data to improve the understanding of a community’s health status and determinants, and to facilitate the prioritization of interventions. It serves as the data hub for the HHS Community Health Data Initiative, a … Continue reading Health Indicators Warehouse

CDC: Live Twitter chats 9/16 & 9/19 about real-life disease detectives

You’ve heard about Contagion; now get the facts about outbreak investigations from real-life CDC disease detectives. Find out how CDC would control an outbreak, and what really happens when CDC disease detectives are tracking diseases. On Friday, September 16th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT, CDC expert Dr. Jennifer McQuiston will join us for a … Continue reading CDC: Live Twitter chats 9/16 & 9/19 about real-life disease detectives

Twitter, Facebook–The new disease fighting tools

From Kaiser Health News comes stories of how social media tools are being used to discover health information. Tweeting Your Health Woes Could Help Fight Disease, a story on the PBS Newshour, details how discussions on social media sites can be used to track the spread of disease.  A University of Iowa study showed that "tweets from … Continue reading Twitter, Facebook–The new disease fighting tools

Another disease (this time in animals) is erradicated

From the New York Times comes a story about rinderpest, only the second disease known to have been completely eliminated.   Rinderpest, which is related to measles, kills cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals, such as deer, pigs, and giraffes.  “Big animal” veterinarians working for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization are the heroes of this story:  they fought the … Continue reading Another disease (this time in animals) is erradicated