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2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

2014-01-23 16:24:43

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced it has been awarded a 5-year, $1.25 million contract from the State of Rhode Island Department of Health. The company will provide a secure cloud-based National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System (NBS) for the Department of Health's Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology (IDE). IDE serves and protects the Rhode Island...

2014-01-22 11:45:33

Public health researchers from The University of Manchester have found single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight children and will not halt the global epidemic in childhood obesity. The team from Manchester Urban Collaboration of Health (MUCH), based at the University, say broader public health strategies are needed instead as obesity figures continue to rise. Obesity has now become a global epidemic affecting children,...

2014-01-22 11:28:49

Recommendations to help prevent health-care-associated infections transmitted through clothing New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings. The guidance was published online in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the SHEA, along with a review of patient and...

2014-01-22 08:29:08

Janssen Global Public Health to Oversee R&D and Access Strategy Development for Growing Portfolio of Transformational Medicines BEERSE, Belgium, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, today announced the formation of Janssen Global Public Health (Janssen GPH), an important new group unifying Janssen's commitment to research, develop, and deliver transformational medicines to address the world's greatest unmet public health needs. Janssen...

2014-01-21 23:26:06

With the release of a new report, Community Colleges and Public Health Project Interim Report, November 2013, the longstanding role of community colleges in preparing health professionals may soon expand to offering more courses and programs in public health. Exploring the role of community colleges in readying students for the public health workforce and for transfer education is the focus of Community Colleges and Public Health (CC&PH) Project, the second phase of which is now under...

2014-01-21 23:01:12

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. announces the 2014 schedule of events and online programs. New sessions of the “7-Day Health for All NOW” online program will begin February 7th. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Global Health Leader and CEO Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. announces the 2014 schedule of online global health programs and events, including new sessions of the popular 7-Day Health for All NOW online program. The next session of the...

2014-01-17 23:23:44

Back2Basics drug and alcohol rehab program hires new Residential Program Director and Search Engine Optimization expert. Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 New year, new perspective at Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures since hiring Francisco J. Rendon as the Residential Program Director and Michael S. Doran as the offsite Search Engine Optimization expert. Rendon comes to Back2Basics with 18 years of experience in community mental heath and eight years at Child Protective Services where...

2014-01-17 23:00:18

The world’s largest independent producer of specialty aluminum products strengthens management team by hiring a Director of Supply Chain Management and a Director of Metallurgy and Quality Operations. Fontana, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Vista Metals Corp. announced today that Mark Sprecher has joined the company as Director of Supply Chain Management along with Warren Marcucci as Director of Metallurgy and Quality Operations. The two bring over 40 years of combined aluminum industry...

2014-01-16 16:23:45

Investment supported by Morgan Stanley, NDC, The Kresge Foundation and LISC CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthy Futures Fund--a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support accessible health care and affordable housing in low-income communities--has made its initial investment in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), helping finance the construction of a new clinic in the underserved rural community of Omak, Wash. The facility is being developed by...