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Normal topic Got Flu Vaccine? Need Flu Vaccine?

Does your department or agency have more vaccine than required to meet your current need?
Is your department or agency running out of vaccine, and need help finding a source or supplier?

Due to increased demand during the current influenza epidemic, many...
by Wayne Sundmacher » Friday, January 18, 2013 - 11:13am

3 by Chris Poulsen
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:25am
Normal topic QI: Improving Local Emergency Preparedness and Response & Multi-Agency Coordination

Why every local/ county health department should bring this to their next emergency preparedness and planning meeting:
This report provides templates and guidelines for working with local partners to prepare for twelve common emergency scenarios that affect local...
by Candice Davenport » Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 2:20pm

1 by Candice Davenport
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:41am
Normal topic Free marketing / health education resource - Public Health TV

The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials partnered with MDTV to make available a public health TV player that provides on demand educational videos.

Public Health TV is a free and simple video solution and TV Channel for EVERY Web portal. Help...
by PETER CORREALE » Monday, December 10, 2012 - 1:51pm

1 by Candice Davenport
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 4:03pm
Normal topic QI Project – Improving Communications with Partners, Towns, and BOHs

WHY THIS IS GOOD STUFF: Bergen County is using all their staff, technology, correspondence (and vehicles!) to actively market their departments & services (every chance they get) to increase visibility and awareness in the community. Find out how.

THE ISSUE:...
by Elizabeth Rubock » Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:00pm

by Elizabeth Rubock
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 12:12pm
Normal topic QI Project – How to manage and respond to emails from the public

WHY EVERY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO DO THIS: Front end staff are the entryway into any department. Knowledgeable people and a quick response sets the tone for the type of services a customer can expect. Bergen County is demonstrating how a little IT, staff & data...
by Elizabeth Rubock » Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 3:41pm

by Elizabeth Rubock
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 12:25pm
Normal topic QI: Redefining 'Solid Waste' Ordinance to 'Environmental Quality Assurance' Ordinance

WHY THIS ORDINANCE IS INNOVATIVE: Bloomfield took the time to identify any ordinance that touched upon 'Quality of Life' and 'Enforcement' and consolidated it into ONE ORDINANCE. The ordinance emphasizes 'prevention', has simplified...
by Candice Davenport » Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:19pm

by Candice Davenport
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 4:27pm
Normal topic Influenza Vaccination Compliance in Preschool Settings

WHY EVERY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE A COPY OF THIS IMMUNIZATION TOOLKIT: Public health nurses have to audit childcare centers every year, for influenza and other age- appropriate required immunizations. This toolkit has everything you need to be prepared to go into an...
by PETER CORREALE » Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:56am

by PETER CORREALE
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:36pm
Normal topic QI Project – Managing Licensing Renewals for Retail Food Establishments

As part of the Local Performance Management Initiative (brought to you by NJDOH Office of Local Public Health and Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education), the Paterson Division of Health used Rutgers’ practical QI approach to examine and improve its food...
by Trevor Weigle » Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:17pm

by Trevor Weigle
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 12:23pm
Normal topic QI Project – Improving Child Health Vaccination Clinic client flow

As part of the Local Performance Management Initiative (brought to you by NJDOH Office of Local Public Health and Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education), the Paterson Division of Health used Rutgers’ practical QI approach to examine and improve the way it...
by Trevor Weigle » Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:15pm

by Trevor Weigle
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 12:16pm
Normal topic Local HD Reviews Adult Health Clinic Schedules

By carefully examining our attendance at our local HD Adult Clinics, changes in hours and locations of clinics has led to better attendance and health services to the public.

As part of the Local Performance Management Initiative (brought to you by NJDOH Office of...
by Robert Roe » Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:35am

by Robert Roe
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:53am
Normal topic Responsible Cat Ownership Local HD Policy

The local health dept. has determined that while there are a wide variety of opinions on how to handle stray and ferral cats, that the policy of Responsible Cat Ownership is the best public health policy.

As part of the Local Performance Management Initiative (...
by Robert Roe » Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:31am

by Robert Roe
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:55am
Normal topic Municipal Alliance Grant

The reporting and paper work required for Municipal Alliance grants has increased greatly in the past few years. By careful planning, the time needed to accomplish this reporting can be reduced, although it is still a time consuming job.

As part of the Local...
by Robert Roe » Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:25am

by Robert Roe
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:50am
Normal topic Offering Dog Licensing options at Rabies Vaccination Clinics

As part of the Local Performance Management Initiative (brought to you by NJDOH Office of Local Public Health and Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education), Colts Neck used Rutgers’ practical QI approach to examine and improve the way that Colts Neck runs rabies...
by Thomas Frank » Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:32pm

by Thomas Frank
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:34pm
Normal topic Keeping track of complaints, inquiries, and incidents

As part of the Local Performance Management Initiative (brought to you by NJDOH Office of Local Public Health and Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education), Colts Neck used Rutgers’ practical QI approach to examine and improve the way that we document and track...
by Thomas Frank » Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:25pm

by Thomas Frank
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:28pm
Normal topic In the News: West Nile Virus update

According to Dr. Lyle Petersen, Director of CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases: "As of September 4, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. The only states not reporting West Nile activity are Alaska...
by Candice Davenport » Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 1:26pm

by Candice Davenport
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:05pm
Normal topic In the News: Influenza A H3N2V (variant) Virus Updates

Since July 2012, there have been a total of 289 confirmed H3N2v infected cases reported across 10 states. The majority of these cases are linked to attendance at agricultural events, fairs and exposure to swine. Found in pigs in 2010 and first detected in humans in July...
by Candice Davenport » Monday, September 3, 2012 - 2:16pm

by Candice Davenport
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:06pm
Normal topic Lead Poisoning: DCA Programs Ending June 30 2012

Notice from the Department of Community Affairs (DCA): Effective close of business March 30, 2012, the Lead Hazard Control Assistance (LHCA) Program and the Emergency Lead Poisoning Relocation (ELPR) and Relocation to End Exposure to Lead (REEL) Programs will no longer...
by () » Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:04pm

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:08pm
Normal topic Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Workers?

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) thinks that flu vaccination should be mandatory for healthcare workers (unless medically contraindicated). See the position paper at...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:42pm

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Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:30am
Normal topic Mitigating negative effects of the antivaccine movement

Do antivaccine advocates have a right to prevent their children from getting routine childhood vaccinations? Recent measles and pertussis outbreaks in the US and Europe have lead to severe illnesses and deaths in infants (who are too young to be vaccinated) --...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:13pm

by NJLMN Catalog A...
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:57am
Normal topic Educating doctors about correct use of antibiotics

We've all heard that doctors are over-prescribing antibiotics, and we've seen the dangers of antibiotic resistant diseases (TB, MRSA, etc). In Canada, the Ministry of Health initiated a physician education and outreach program that provides simple guidelines for...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:11pm

by NJLMN Catalog A...
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:57am
Normal topic Breasfeeding education - linked to obesity prevention

The World Health Organization's "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" is a set of model practices that local health departments can help hospitals to implement, and can be found at http://www.unicef.org/...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:07pm

by NJLMN Catalog A...
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:58am
Normal topic ICS as the key to streamlined emergency response?

ASTHO concluded that one of the policy barriers to effective response to the H1N1 pandemic was that state and local health partners did not consistently use ICS to coordinate their responses. See the full report at...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:03pm

by NJLMN Catalog A...
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:58am
Normal topic Public response to media and healthcare coverage of H1N1

Canadian researchers conducted a study of public response and views about H1N1 news and announcements. See the full report here - http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:54pm

by NJLMN Catalog A...
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:35pm
Closed topic Ground Rules for the NJLMN Forum, Practice Exchange, and Community Calendar

Be Professional, Polite, and Prudent:
Do not post personal contact information (e.g., your home address, phone number, etc.).

If your post shouldn’t be viewed by your kids, your boss, or your mayor, then don’t post it. Anything you post to...
by NJLMN Catalog A... » Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:05pm

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:13am
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