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2000 News Releases
Note: Following is an index of OSDH News Releases in 2000.  Unlinked titles mean that the release has not made the conversion from the old OSDH site yet.  Please bear with us as we complete this migration process.  If you are needing a particular release from the list below, please e-mail webmaster@health.ok.gov with the news release title and we will e-mail it to you.  Thanks for your continued patience and support!
 

January
Flu and Pneumonia Deadly for People with Diabetes
Pottawatomie CHD Sets Second Round of Special TB Skin Test Clinics
Flu and Upper Respiratory Illnesses Spreading in Oklahoma
Pro-Health, Anti-Tobacco Billboards Messages to be Removed
Fill-in-Blank News Release For CHD's: Flu Update
Pottawatomie CHD Urges TB Skin Test Follow-up for Customers of Two Shawnee Businesses
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For CHD's: 10 Tips for Healthier Kids in the New Year
OSDH News Memo: Release of the 4th Annual The State of the State's Health
February is National Children's Dental Health Month
Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance Planned by Health Officials
Tobacco Use Among Oklahoma Youth Higher Than National Average
4th Annual State of the State's Health Report to be Released This Week

February
Board of Health Issues Challenge to Oklahoma - "Our future is tied to what we do now!"
Get Shots Now for Next School Year & Avoid the Rush
Media Advisory: Oklahoma SAFE KIDS Unveils Mobile Car Seat Check-Up Van
Choose Healthy Choices to Show Your Child "Love" This Valentine's Day
Oklahoma SAFE KIDS Coalition and GM Unveil New Mobile Car Seat Check Up Van during Child Passenger Safety Week (Feb. 13-19)
SAFE KIDS Coalition Needs You!
"Super Sitters" Class Set for Spring Break
Parents Asked to Focus on Discipline – Not Punishment
Food and Fitness for a Healthy Life Help Reduce Health Problems
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For CHD's: Hepatitis A Vaccine for Food Handlers

March
Local Laws and Education Can Improve Bicycle Helmet Safety Results
Advisory Council Recommends "Four Cornerstones" to Reduce State's Tobacco Problem
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For CHD's: _____ County Health Department Supports "Four Cornerstones" Tobacco Use Prevention Programs at the Community Level
Tobacco Talking Points
State Health Department Provides Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Information on Web Site
Overlooked Poison Risks
Sexual Assault Prevention Education Offered for Males by Males
Sound the Diabetes Alert!
State Health Agency Promotes "Safe at Home" for Child Abuse Prevention Month 
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day
Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission to Meet
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Offered
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For CHD's: Public Health Week, April 3 - 9, 2000
Letter to the Editor For CHD's: Public Health Week, April 3 - 9, 2000
National Medical Laboratory Week is April 2 – 8
Health Officials Ask Communities to Make Fitness A Priority
Intimate Partner Violence Conferences Set April 28 and 29
Sign Up Now for SAFE KIDS Summit
Clyde Benn Receives Wellness Award from State Health Department, Posthumously

April
HBO Special Program on Cancer Prevention to Run in April
Public Health Day Activities Scheduled at State Capitol
Cancer is a Leading Health Concern Among Minorities
STD Awareness Month Finds Oklahoma Teens Most At Risk
TAR WARS Poster Contest Judging Announced
Free Car Seat Check Scheduled in El Reno
Free Car Seat Check Scheduled in Lexington
Health Officials Debunk Myths about Infant Immunization
Oklahoma SIDS Deaths Not Declining As Fast As Rest of Nation
Sex Offender Management and Treatment Training Offered
Maternal Smoking in Oklahoma Costs $14 Million Annually – Prevention Urged Oklahoma TAR WARS Poster Contest Ceremony Set
Recall Round-Up Aimed at Hazardous Products
Agency Gets Grant to "Think Differently" About Public Health
Oklahoma TAR WARS Poster Contest Winners Announced
Better Speech and Hearing Month Encourages Early Screening
Depression Among Young Children Increasing
Youth-Led Movement to Launch Offensive Against Big Tobacco
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: National Nurses Week

May
Hepatitis C: A Growing Concern Among Health Officials
"Teen Voices" Theme Promotes May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
OSDH Employees Suspended
Press Update 5-8
Health Disparities to be Discussed at First Ethnic Tobacco Education Summit
Mother's Day Wish is to Prevent NTD Birth Defects
Press Update 5-9
Free Car Seat Check Scheduled in Oklahoma City
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workers Offer Hope
Press Update 5-11
Press Update 5-12
Summer Noises Can be Dangerous to Your Hearing
Press Update 5-16
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments High Blood Pressure

Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments Health Officials Give Mosquito-Borne Illness Prevention Tips
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments Keep the Fun in Summer by Putting Safety First
Press Update 5-19
Press Update 5-23
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Heat Precautions
Media Advisory: Kick-Off for the “Brittany Project”
Super Sitters' Classes Set for Summer
New Survey Reveals Parents Lack Concern About Preventing Sports Injuries to Kids
Press Update 5-25
BRITTANY PROJECT Takes Life Jackets to 10 State Parks

June
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers
Treading Safe Waters
Public Comment Sought for WIC State Plan
Avoid the "Back to School" Rush – Get Shots Now
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For CHD's: Back to School Immunizations
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments Integrity Task Force
Father's Day Focuses on Need for Prostate Screening
Oklahomans Face Barriers to Oral Health Care
Survey Shows Tobacco Ads Target Youth Smokers & Marlboro is Favorite
Regier Announces Personnel Actions
This Year Leave Fireworks to the Pros
Outdoor Food Safety Guidelines

July
SWAT Launches New Weapon to Help Fight Big Tobacco
State Board of Health Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine Dosage Regimen for School Entry
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Importance of Prenatal Care
New Rabies Control Rules Start July 13
SWAT: Coming to a Theater Near You
State Vital Records Office to Stay Open Late Each Thursday in August
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For CHD's: New Hepatitis B Vaccine Dosage Regimen Approved for School Entry
Oklahomans Advised to Take Heat Precautions
Breastfeeding Is Healthiest Choice for Babies
Regier to Participate in National Family and Community Renewal Conference

August
 
Get Back To School Safely
Oklahoma Health Officials Challenged to Reduce Tobacco Use By 50 Percent
Oklahoma State Department of Health Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Childhood Immunization Tulsa Area and Oklahoma County Immunization Coalitions Also Honored
Tobacco Whistleblower, Victor DeNoble, Meets with the Oklahoma Tobacco Use Prevention Science Advisory Council
Pre-Registration for Oklahoma HIV Conference Encouraged

September
Regier to Hold Public Forum Sept. 12 at the Payne County Health Department
Residents of Choctaw Living Center to be Relocated
Former Client Becomes Employee for Children First Health Program
Free Car Seat Check Set at New Belle Isle Station
National Barber Week Observed September 17-23
Hunting, Hiking, Camping Precautions can Prevent Exposure to Serious Diseases
Child Health Month: Get Kids Up And Moving
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Child Health Day and Month -- October
Teens Gather to Give Big Tobacco a Dose of Reality - SWAT Style
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: FLU Vaccine Availability
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments Halloween Safety Tips

October
Rural Health Conference Focuses on Building Partnerships
Caution Advised for Outdoorsmen: Germs Lurk in Calm Waters
Health Department Seeks Community Input at the Mayor's Conference on Disability Concerns
Flu Shot: Better Late than Never
Flu Vaccine Update
SIDS Campaign Promotes "Back to Sleep"
Media Advisory: Oklahoma Rural Health Association Annual Conference
October is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Month – Conference Planned
Folic Acid Can Prevent Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) – Conference to Educate
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Part 1 – The Problem
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Teen Summit 1 (TS1)
Teens in Other States Receive More Tobacco Prevention
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Part 2 – Predictors of Abuse
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Teen Summit 1 (TS1)
There's No Place Like Home for Sex Education
Teen Educators Stress the Importance of Dads in Parenting
Oklahoma First Lady Cathy Keating Issues Challenge for Breast Cancer Screening

November
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Oklahomans
First Flu Vaccine Goes to Nursing Homes
Oklahoma's Smoke-Free Workplace Policies Rank Next to Last
Hepatitis A Confirmed in Yukon Food Handler
Children at Higher Risk of CO Poisoning
Smother Fire with Safety Tips
Public Comments Requested for State Plan on Arthritis Prevention
Oklahoma SAFE KIDS Garners Awards in Child Passenger Safety
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Partial Flu Vaccine Shipment
Health Officials Urge Cessation, Counseling and Quitlines for Great American Smokeout
Health Department Receives Partial Flu Vaccine Shipment
OSDH Offers Advice For Preparing A Safe Thanksgiving Meal
Safely Avoid Head Lice Through Prevention & Treatment
World AIDS Day Focuses on Male Awareness of Risk of HIV/AIDS
Light Up for the Holidays – But Use a Licensed Electrical Contractor
Priorities for Administration of Flu Vaccine
More Flu Vaccine Delivered to County Health Departments

December
Super Sitters' Class Set for Holiday Break
HMO Regulation a Health Priority
Give Kids Gifts with Safety in Mind
State Health Department Announces New Director of Minority Health
New Criteria Established for Licensed Behavioral Practitioners
'TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SAFETY
Flu Confirmed in Oklahoma
Abstinence Media Advisory
Oklahomans Applaud Expansion of Abstinence Programs
Health Precautions Related to Cold Weather and Power Loss

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