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2009 News Releases

December
Public Hearing Scheduled Feb. 3 on Revised Health Rules
Postcards Help Promote Family Friendly People and Places
Winter Weather Safety
County Fill-In-The-Blank Release: Health Precautions Related to Cold Weather and Power Loss
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: ________ County Health Department Reminds Parents About Second H1N1 Flu Shot For Children Under 10
Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan Launched Today
Additional Seasonal Flu Vaccine Arrives in State
Media Advisory: News Conference Today - Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
Media Advisory: Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
Office of Child Abuse Prevention Announces 3rd Annual Poster Contest
Preventing Toy Injuries During the Holidays
State Board of Health Meets Thursday

November
Pregnant Women, a Priority Population for Immunizations
Oklahoma City World AIDS Day 2009 - Universal Access and Human Rights
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
H1N1 Vaccine Available To All Oklahomans
State Health Officials Seeking Individuals Who May Have Been Exposed to a Rabid Dog in the Pauls Valley Area
Health Training Offered in Correctional Facilities for Chronic Disease Management
Public Health Officials Urge Parents and Communities to Build on Strengths
H1N1 Vaccine Priority Groups Expanded
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
County Fill-in-Blank News Release & PSA: Oklahoma Family Week Nov. 22-28, “Connections Count”
Saturday H1N1 Vaccination Blitz Locations Announced
Turning Point Forum & Oklahoma Fit Kids Conference to Address Challenging Times, Dec.3
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: County Health Department Plans Vaccination Clinic Saturday
Statewide H1N1 Vaccination Blitz Planned

October
Media Advisory - Secondhand Tobacco Smoke
Survey Reveals Ways to Reduce Oklahoma’s Infant Mortality Using Safe Sleep Practices
OSDH Issues Warning on Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke
Be An “Askable” Parent
Additional H1N1 Vaccine Coming to Oklahoma
More H1N1 Vaccine Expected In State
State Health Department Activates H1N1 Hotline
H1N1 Vaccine Soon Available in Limited Supply in Oklahoma
County Fill-in-the-Blank News Release: First Shipment of H1N1 Vaccine
Bats Could Pose Rabies Risk for Oklahomans

September
Award Winners for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Announced
H1N1 Flu Contributes to Death of Oklahoma Adolescent
OSDH Selected to Test National Accreditation Program
County Fill-in-the-Blank News Release: _____ County Health Department Schedules Flu Shot Clinic
County Fill-in-the-Blank News Release: Seasonal Flu Vaccine Still Available at _____ County Health Department
County Fill-in-the-Blank: Seasonal Flu 2009 Radio Public Service Announcements
H1N1 Flu Impacts Oklahoma
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
Public Input Sought for Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
Health Department Announces Initiative: Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
Media Advisory: Influenza Media Roundtable - Tulsa
Media Advisory: Influenza Media Roundtable - OKC
Child Passenger Safety Week, September 12-18, 2009
State Board of Health Meets Thursday

August
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: H1N1 Guidance for Workplaces
County Fill-in-Blank News Release: County Health Departments NOT Testing for H1N1 Influenza
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: West Nile Virus
Pittsburg County Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile Virus
County Fill-in-Blank News Release Update on H1N1 Vaccine Availability
Media Advisory: USDA and Oklahoma State Department of Health Roll Out New Food Package for Women, Infants and Children
County Fill-in-Blank News Release School Children at High Risk for H1N1
Oklahoma Worksites Support Nursing Mothers
State Board of Health Meets Thursday, August 13
Board of Health Member Resigns

July
“Back-To-School” Immunizations
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Back-to-School Immunizations
Health Officials Seek Input from Minority Communities
Breastfeeding Saves Lives in Emergency Situations
Fill-in-the-blank News Release for County Health Departments: Breastfeeding Saves Lives in Emergency Situations - World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, Breastfeeding- A Vital Emergency Response
Champions of Health Award Nominations Solicited
New State Plan Calls on All Oklahomans to Help Reduce Tobacco Use
Outdoor Food Safety Tips

June
New CNA Training Aims to Improve Nursing Home Patient Care
National HIV Testing Day
Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention
Fill-in-the-blank News Release for County Health Departments: Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses
Enjoy Summer – Safely!
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers
OSDH Announces Results of Triathlon Illness Investigation
Health Professionals Offer Stroke Management Training June 27
Oklahoma Men Called to Focus on Cardiovascular and Reproductive Health
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
First Oklahoma Novel H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu) Death Reported
OSDH to Close H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Hotline
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Oklahoma Men Celebrate Men’s Health Month, June 2009

May
Oklahoma Department of Health Recognizes Outstanding Employees
New H1N1 Influenza Cases Announced
State Board of Health Meets Thursday May 11, 2009

OSDH Public Health Laboratory Confirms Additional Cases of Novel H1N1 Influenza
Additional Cases of Novel H1N1 Influenza Confirmed in Oklahoma
Annual State of the State’s Health Report Released Today
H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Confirmed in Oklahoma
Media Advisory: News Conference on H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Scheduled Today

April
Oklahoma State Department of Health Issues Swine Flu Update
Oklahoma Women Celebrate Women’s Health Week May 10-16
Spanish PSAs Remind Parents About Newborn Hearing Tests and Follow Up
Media Advisory: Swine Flu Hotline & Web Site Reminder
Protect Your Children From Diseases National Infant Immunization Week This Week
National Nurses Week, May 6-12, Nurses- Building A Healthy America
Get Moving in May, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Oklahomans Urged to Be on Watch for Swine Flu

Swine Flu Updates and Alerts
Media Advisory News Conferences on Swine Flu Outbreak Scheduled in Oklahoma City and Tulsa Today
Public Health Advisory For Oklahoma travelers to Mexico Issued
Media Advisory: Farmers Market Begins New Season at State Health Department
Fill-In-The-Blank-News-Release, Celebrate National Women’s Health Week May 10-16, 2009
Media Advisory: Health Department To Conduct Statewide Exercise Testing Mass Medication Procedures and Medical Surge Capabilities
County Health Department Fill-in-Blank Release, Administrative Professionals Week
Free HIV and Syphilis Screenings Available April 24
Oklahoma Initiative Supports National Turnoff Week 2009
Office of Minority Health Event to Reach African Americans to Help Improve Infant Mortality Rates
Radio PSA: "A Health Baby Begins With You" Baby Shower
Public Input Sought for Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

March
OSDH Issues Final Report on E. coli 0111 Outbreak
State Board of Health Meets Thursday, 4-9-09

Health Equity Conference Features Nationally Known Experts
State Health Telephone Survey to Expand to Cell Phones
State Smoking Rate Reaches Historic Low, More Action Needed

Syphilis Outbreak Among Central OK Teens Confirmed
Child Abuse Prevention Month Seeks Community Involvement It Only Takes a Minute to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
Tuberculosis: A Continuing Public Health Challenge World TB Day is March 24
State Board of Health Announces New Health Commissioner
Eat Right: March is National Nutrition Month
State Board of Health Meets Thursday, March 12, 2009
State Health Department Highlights March HIV/AIDS Awareness Activities

February
Health Department Study Shows Need for More Comprehensive Prenatal Care Counseling
Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline Open for Questions or Help
State Board of Health Meets Thursday, February 10, 2009
Smile…. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Public Input Sought for Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant

January
Proposed State Plan to Reduce Tobacco Use Sent to Lawmakers
Office of Minority Health Seeks Input From Minorities About Health Concerns
Oklahoma Joins Effort to Highlight HIV/AIDS Among African Americans
State Board of Health Meets Thursday, January 29, 2009
National Birth Defects Prevention Network says “Get Fit for Pregnancy”
“Build a Blue Ribbon Tree” to Help Prevent Child Abuse; Statewide Project Invites Community Participation

Creating a State of Health Logo