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2008 News Releases

December
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 Focus of January Arthritis Network Meeting
Area Businesses Win “Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business” Recognition
2008 Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards Announced
Health Officials Offer Information on Strep Infections
Preventing Toy Injuries During the Holidays
State Board of Health Meets Tomorrow
Give the Gift of Health, Vaccinate Against the Flu, Include children 6 months to age 18
Office of Child Abuse Prevention Announces 2nd Annual Poster Contest
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments Health Precautions Related to Cold Weather
Hand Hygiene Is More Important Than You Think!National Handwashing Awareness Week is Dec. 7-13

November
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1: Lead-Empower-Deliver
Situation Update No. 17: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
11th Annual Turning Point Forum & Oklahoma Fit Kids Conference Scheduled in December
Flu Vaccine Offered at State Capitol
Oklahoma Board of Health Approves Patient Information Form
Public Health Officials Urge Parents and Communities to Build on Strengths -- National Family Week Nov. 23-29

October
Pregnant African American Women Face Barriers to Health Care
County Health Departments Set to Launch Flu Clinics
Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Award Applications Due October 15
Oklahoma County Task Force Seeks Help to Prevent Child Abuse, Next Meeting is October 24th

Survey of Oklahoma Schools Shows One in Three Students Involved in Bullying
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is Oct. 15
Antibiotic Safety Focus of Oklahoma’s Get Smart Campaign
Fill-in-Blank News Release: County Health Department Schedules Flu Shots
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Take Charge! And Save a Life

September
Awards Presented for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts
State Health Commissioner to Retire
Oklahoma Statewide Physical Activity and Nutrition Task Force Announce State Plan To Combat Obesity

Media Advisory - Health Coalition Announces State Plan to Combat Obesity
Oklahoma Restaurants Not Adversely Impacted by Smoking Laws
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: State Immunization Ranking Improves
Media Advisory: Health Coalition Announces State Plan to Combat Obesity

World Rabies Day 2008: Awareness is the Best Defense against Rabies
Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives
Situation Update No. 16:  Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma

Situation Update No. 15: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No 14 - Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No 13 - Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Immunization Ranking for Children Ages 19 - 35 Months Improves to 15th in the Nation
Situation Update No. 12: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma

Situation Update No. 11: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
State Board of Health Meets Thursday, September 11, 2008
Situation Update No. 10: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma -AMENDED
Public Health Solutions Sought from the Public-At-Large
Situation Update No. 9: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No. 8: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma

Situation Update No. 7: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
County Fill-in-Blank News Release Flood Precautions
Flood Precautions Issued: The Oklahoma State Department of Health has issued the following flood precautions.

August
Situation Update No. 6: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No. 5 Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No. 4: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No.3: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No. 2: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma
Situation Update No. 1: Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness in Northeastern Oklahoma

Northeast Oklahoma Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Updates
State Board of Health Urges Oklahoma Universities, Colleges and Career-Tech Centers to Adopt Tobacco-Free Campus Policies

Fill-in-the-Bank News Release for County Health Departments: Birth and Death Certificate Fees to Increase September 1
Birth and Death Certificate Fees to Increase September 1
Garvin County Health Department Vital Records Services to Stop
Media Advisory-State Board of Health to Promote Tobacco Free Campus Policies
Oklahoma County Task Force Seeks Help to Prevent Child Abuse
Forty Percent of Nail Gun Injuries in Non-Work Environments Safety Tips Urged
Tobacco Cessation Benefit Provides Major Return on Investment

July
Oklahoma's Breastfeeding Initiation Rates Improved; World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, Mother Support: Going for the Gold
State Health Department Requires Plan Reviews for Construction and Remodeling of Food Service or Lodging Establishments
Survey Finds Many Oklahoma Women Suffer from Depression After Childbirt
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Heat Health Safety Tips Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments

June
Health Department Urges Fireworks Safety
Avoid the 'Back-To-School' Immunization Rush State Health Department Recommends Early Start
Media Advisory: Oklahoma Lags Behind in Protecting Nonsmokers from Secondhand Smoke
State Health Department Recognizes Outstanding Employees 
Hillcrest Health Care Residents Create Cookbook for Fundraiser
Oklahomans Hold Formal Ceremony to Receive CMS Electronic Health Records Demonstration Project
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Prevent Child Abuse Specialty License Plates For Sale Now,
Proceeds Benefit Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments, West Nile Virus Identified in State

May

Oklahoma Men Called to Focus on Cardiovascular and Reproductive Health - Celebrate Men's Health Week, June 9-15
Celebrate Family Month by Building Strong Families - June is National Family Month
CDC Study Says Arthritis May be Barrier for Adults Managing Diabetes through Exercise
Oklahoma Awarded Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Improve Public Health Services and Community Health Outcomes, Grant Will Support Efforts to Improve the Quality of Public Health Statewide
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Celebrate National Men's Health Week, June 9-15
Oklahoma Women Called to Focus on Cardiovascular and Reproductive Health During Women's Health Week, May 11-18

National Quiz Gets Teens to Think about Preventing Pregnancy
Emergency Medical Services Week to Focus on Access Problems
Web Site Helps Educate The Public About Breastfeeding, A Timely Resource for Mother's Day, May 11
Protect Your Skin Against Sun Exposure; May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

April
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Celebrate National Women¿s Health Week May 11-18
Fill-in-the-Blank County Health Department News Release: National Nurses Week/National School Nurse Day
Health Officials Encourage Safe Handling of Fresh Produce
Sexual Violence Affects 12,000 Oklahoma Women Annually,
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Prevention, Testing and Treatment Are Key to Controlling STDs
Planning for Pregnancy Improves Chances of Having Healthy Babies
Media Advisory: Meeting of the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee - TODAY
Media Advisory - National Injury Prevention Conference in OKC April 20-23

County Health Department Fill-In-The-Blank News Release Children First 10th Anniversary and Award
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report Provides First-Ever Detailed Summary of Violent Death Data Collected by NVDRS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Demo Electronic Health Records April 3

March
Oklahoma "Joining Forces" Conference To Promote Family/Professional Partnerships
Child Abuse Prevention Month Seeks Community Involvement

State Board of Health Meets Friday, March 28, 2008
Arthritis Network Speaker to Discuss the Enhance Fitness Program
Tuberculosis Remains a Health Concern in Oklahoma - March 24 is World TB Day
Unnatural Causes, Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Fill in the Blank News Release for County Health Departments:  PBS Documentary Series -- Unnatural Causes... Is Inequity Making Us Sick?
State Board of Health Meets Thursday 
Falls and Motor Vehicle Injuries Cause Most Traumatic Brain Injuries

February
State Health Department Launches Redesigned Web Site Public Health Information Portal
March Highlights HIV/AIDS Health Awareness Activities
Nutrition Its a Matter of Fact, March is National Nutrition Month ®
March Arthritis Network Speaker to Discuss Nutrition and Arthritis
Health Commissioner Calls for Smokefree Workplaces for All Oklahoma Workers
Child Abuse Prevention Month Radio Public Service Announcements
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for Local CAP Committees or CHDs
Office of Child Abuse Prevention Announces Poster Contest
Fill-in-Blank News Release for CHDs: Flu Now Widespread -- But Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot
Fill-In-Blank News Release for CHDS: County Health Department Urges Precautions to Avoid Stomach Virus
New Breastfeeding Initiative Announced by Oklahoma State Department of Health -- Decals and Wallet Cards Available
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Public Input Sought for Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
 

January
New Tobacco Cessation Benefit is Model for Employee Health Care
Smile...February is National Children's Dental Health Month
Oklahoma Joins Effort to Highlight HIV/AIDS Among African Americans
Women Urged to "Wear Red" Feb. 1 to Increase Awareness of Heart Disease
Oklahoma Youth Risk Behaviors Improve
Media Advisory: International Rodeo Medicine Conference Starts Today in OKC
Women Encouraged to Get Tested for Cervical Cancer
International Rodeo Medicine Conference Scheduled in OKC
 

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