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2013-12-12 12:27:30

During National Influenza Vaccination Week, CDC urges unvaccinated Americans to get a flu vaccine ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flu vaccination prevented an estimated 6.6 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). CDC also reported today that...

2013-12-10 23:03:04

Special issue offered with free access on JPHMP Web site Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) today marked its 20th anniversary with the advanced online release of a special issue highlighting public health department accreditation. Titled “Transforming Public Health Practice Through Accreditation,” the anniversary issue is coordinated by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) with support from the Centers for...

2013-12-09 16:26:28

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Hawaii ranks 5th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Hawaii currently spends $7.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 51.7 percent of the $15.2...

2013-12-09 12:27:30

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Oregon ranks 19th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Oregon currently spends $9.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 23 percent of the $43 million...

2013-12-09 12:27:28

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Nevada ranks 40th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Nevada currently spends $1 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 3.1 percent of the $32.5 million...

2013-12-09 12:27:26

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2103 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Washington state ranks 45th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) In recent years, Washington has virtually eliminated funding for its once nationally recognized tobacco prevention and...

2013-12-09 12:27:24

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, California ranks 23rd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) California currently spends $64.8 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 14.7 percent of the...

2013-12-09 12:27:01

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Utah ranks 14th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Utah currently spends $7.5 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 31.9 percent of the $23.6 million...

2013-12-09 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, New Mexico ranks 18th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) New Mexico currently spends $5.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 25.3 percent of the...

2013-12-09 12:26:58

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Montana ranks 10th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Montana currently spends $5.4 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 38.8 percent of the $13.9...