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2014-02-18 16:21:08

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strange and contradictory turn, a local Marion County court ordered the Oaktree Apartment complex to close even though the County Health Department found no tenants were living in unsafe or emergency conditions. The court's ruling also conflicts with a different Marion County court's ruling from the prior day allowing the complex to remain open. Oaktree Apartments, a complex on the east side of Indianapolis, is owned and managed by...

2013-12-19 20:21:35

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles diners who use Yelp will now begin to see inspection scores for their favorite LA restaurants on the review site. Through a collaborative effort between Yelp and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Health Department continues to drive their latest technology advancements. On July 1, 2013, the Los Angeles Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division went live with a multi-department environmental...

2013-12-12 12:27:50

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) mourns the tragic loss of Loretta "Deliana" Fuddy, ACSW, MPH, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH). Fuddy was killed yesterday in a small plane crash while traveling from the island of Molokai in Hawaii. This news came just as the United Health Foundation announced that Hawaii was number one in the 2013 America's Health Rankings--a reflection...

2013-11-22 16:24:04

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 45 local health departments and regulatory agencies came together this month to collaborate and optimize public services such as inspecting, permitting, billing, complaint tracking, etc. using the EnvisionConnect database application. Decade Software trained over 160 government environmental health professionals at the two-day Decade Software Annual Training Conference. Company president, Darryl Booth, explained, "This community is amazing....

2013-11-14 16:27:20

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, healthcare, business, and labor organizations came together to announce the formation of the L.A. Coalition to Protect Public Health and Safety - a coalition to educate the public and advocate against a dangerous initiative that would force the City of Los Angeles to create its own independent public health department. For the past 50 years, the City of Los Angeles has contracted with the Los Angeles County Department of Health...

2013-09-18 16:25:43

- Programs Combat Obesity, Promote Positive Parenting - ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The health departments in Alamance, Dare and Henderson counties and Dr. Miriam Labbok, Kristie Marr and Jodi Massey all received awards today during the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's 2013 Child Health Recognition Awards ceremony at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA). The awards, which include monetary grants for...

2013-07-18 23:04:05

The Trenton Health Team just completed the federally-mandated Community Health Needs Assessment. With 33 different healthcare and social service organizations contributing to one all-inclusive report instead of a collection of individual, more limited assessments from each organization, the report is dramatically more robust. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Today the Trenton Health Team (THT) identified obesity, substance abuse, safety from crime, chronic disease and health literacy as...

2013-06-03 23:01:47

Fourteen agencies now recognized by PHAB as high-performing health departments. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced today it has awarded five-year accreditation status to three public health departments. PHAB is the independent organization that administers the national public health accreditation program. Accreditation status was awarded this week to Polk County Health Department in Balsam Lake, Wis.; Summit County Combined General...

2012-12-19 12:26:58

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Decade Software Company, LLC, longstanding provider of web-based and mobile software applications for regulatory agencies, announced their newest client today, the Los Angeles Public Health Department. A $5.7 million contract with Decade Software Company will provide the Los Angeles Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division with a multi-department, environmental health system, powered by Decade's EnvisionConnect Software Suite. The...

2012-09-14 06:25:53

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) presented its 2012 Vision Awards to the Ohio Department of Health, Texas Department of State Health Services, Florida Department of Health, and Oklahoma State Department of Health during the ASTHO Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. The ASTHO Vision Awards annually recognize outstanding health department programs and initiatives that use creative approaches to address...