public health

  • Public health emergency declared

    The federal government has declared a public health emergency as the number of identified cases of swine flu in the United States is rising. The Centers for Disease Control is preparing for a possible epedemic.…

  • Federal workgroup to meet on bed bug problem

    The Federal Bed Bug Workgroup meets in February for its second summit.

  • Sending health information in a timely manner

    Dr. Seth Foldy, director of the Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office at the Centers for Disease Control, joins host John Gilroy to talk about distributing health information in a secure environment. July 12, 2011

  • Public Health Data: A conversation with Brian Lee

    What is public health surveillance? How do emerging health information technologies improve public health data? How is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using innovation solutions to tackle public health surveillance challenges? Join us as we explore these questions with Brian Lee, Chief Public Health Informatics Officer within the Office of Public Health Scientific Services at CDC.

  • NIH director talks HEAL Initiative to fight opioid crisis

    The opioid overuse crisis has drawn several federal agencies into the battle to mitigate it so Congress gave the National Institutes of Health $500 million this year.

  • Bringing housing, health care agencies closer could improve assistance

    Dr. Anand Parekh, the center’s chief medical adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former HHS employee shared the center’s recommendations for closing the gap between HHS and HUD.