The Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) will be honored at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for developing a program that demonstrates exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a local public health need. The MDCHD implemented the Model Practice entitled “Innovative 2009 H1N1 Influenza Surveillance and was selected as one of 41 local health departments across the nation to receive NACCHO's Model Practice Award. This year's conference held in Hartford, CT focuses on the theme “Moving Public Health Forward in Challenging Economic Times.
Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, today launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke. Take 2 To Save 2 - part of the Power To End Stroke cause campaign reaching African Americans - calls for people to take two minutes to text two loved ones "Take 2" to "64244." The text sends a personalized health message to recipients that could help save their lives. Also, participants can get viral messages to send via a phone call, e-mail, Facebook, or other formats. To view the entire release, please visit:
Celebrating the unique communications link between the deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled, and the hearing, Floridas Public Service Commission (PSC) and Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI) yesterday highlighted 20 years of providing “communications freedom through the Florida Relay Service (FRS). FTRI, a non-profit corporation formed at the PSCs direction, administers the statewide FRS system. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, FRS facilitates telephone calls between people with hearing loss or speech disabilities and other individuals by using special equipment and a communications assistance operator to facilitate the telephone conversation.
The Broward County HIV Health Services Planning Council and the South Florida AIDS Network's (SFAN) Joint Client/Community Relations Committee will host an "Information and Resource Fair" on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mizell Center, located at 1409 N.W. Sixth St. (Sistrunk Blvd.), in Fort Lauderdale. The purpose of the event is to link Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS to treatment and support services made available through several Broward County Ryan White funded programs.
North Shore Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes North Shore Medical Center's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.