July 2018

Responding to current and emergent public health threats requires partnerships between effected communities and local agencies. Taking a proactive approach to potential infectious, occupational, or environmental emergencies aides in creating better outcomes by building capacity from the onset.
Read more about community engagement and preparedness:

       Dr. Scott Krugman
Dr. Scott Krugman, Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore and Vice-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Community Pediatrics, responds to the topic of breastfeeding promotion. His commentary is in response to a New York Times article entitled "Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials."

Read "Standing Up for Breastfeeding Promotion: A Q&A With Dr. Scott  Krugman" for his commentary on the article. 
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Public Health Events + Webinars
August 8: National Association of Local Boards of Health Conference (Raleigh, NC)
September 26-27: ASTHO's Annual Meeting (Alexandria, VA)
September 12-14: Epidemiology Conference (Portaland, OR)

October 27: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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