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2010 News Releases

December
Folic Acid Reduces Risk of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) in Babies
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Health Precautions Related to Cold Weather and Power Loss
Major Report Details How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
Prevent Toy Injuries During the Holidays
Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign Receives Community Service Award
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Turning Point Conference Calls for Restoring Local Rights for Community Tobacco Prevention Ordinance
Oklahoma Improves State Health Ranking
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Tdap Vaccine Available

November
Your Good Health is in Your Clean Hands, National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 5-11, 2010
WORLD AIDS DAY 2010: Universal Access and Human Rights
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:
National Influenza Vaccination Week Begins December 5th
Turning Point Forum & Oklahoma Fit Kids Conference to Discuss Health Challenges
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
Media Advisory:Presentation on Tobacco Industry Influence over Policymaking in Oklahoma 
Public Health Officials Urge Parents and Communities to Build on Strengths,
Oklahoma Family Week -- Nov. 21 – 27
Don’t Have a Lousy Holiday Season, At Least Not Because of the Flu!
Public Input Sought for Oklahoma Children’s Health Plan
State Health Department Announces Long Term Care Survey Results Now Available Online


October
The Flu Ends with You
Statewide Initiative Promotes Safe Sleep Tips to Save Infants’ Lives  
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Safe Sleep Tips for Infants to Help Save Lives
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:
High-dose Flu Vaccine Available
State Health and the Highway Safety Office Encourage Teens to Drive Safely
Radio PSA for County Health Departments: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

September
Seasonal Flu 2010 Radio Public Service Announcements
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:
County Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics
Update:  State Health Officials Now Looking for Individuals Who May Have Been Exposed to a Rabid Kitten in the Purcell Area
Properly Working Smoke Alarms Can Save Lives,
Observe Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9
State Health Officials Looking for Individuals Who May Have Been Exposed to a Rabid Kitten in the Pauls Valley Area
Oklahoma’s Immunization Ranking for Children Improves  
Celebrate National Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month in September
Award Presented to Local Woman for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts (pdf)
Radio PSA - Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program
Fill-in-Blank County Health Department News Release: _____ County Will Offer Flu Vaccine in October
2010 Champions of Health Winners (pdf)
Award Winners for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Announced (pdf)
Public Health Groups Seek to Reduce Infant Mortality in Oklahoma

August
Message of Condolence for Dr. Michael Morgan
OHEC to Discuss Literacy and Health Equity at August 17 Meeting  
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Children in Hot Cars

July
Be Watchful of Children In and Around Water
Proper Vaccination Protects Your Pets from Rabies
Breastmilk – Every Ounce Counts
OHEC to Discuss Planning Healthy Communities at July 20 Meeting
Champions of Health Award Nominations Sought
Fill-in-Blank County Health Department News Release: _____ County Health Department Promotes Flu Shots
After the Flood Precautions
Fill-in-Blank-for-CHDs-Every Ounce Counts is the Theme for World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Support Grows Among Smokers for Totally Smokefree Workplaces
Special Family Immunization Clinic to Offer Vaccine Against Whooping Cough for Adults, Teens, and Babies
“Back-To-School” Immunizations  
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments
Health Department Recommends Three Vaccines to Help Protect Preteens and Teens

June
Health Department Offers Outdoor Food Safety Tips
Health Department Urges Fireworks Safety
Preventing Falls Can Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Deaths in Older Adults  
Health Officials Alert
Public to Latest Tobacco Industry Ploy
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Back-to-School Immunizations
National Safety Month Emphasis on Preventing Prescription Drug Overdoses
Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention
Community Health Chat to Discuss Minority Health Concerns
Local Events Announced for National HIV Testing Day, June 27
OHEC to Discuss the Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Health, June 29
Avoid Illness and Injury in Floodwaters
Health Officials Offer Tips to Prevent Mosquito and Tickborne Diseases
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers
Tobacco Prevention Panel Seeks Implementation of State Health Plan
Some Risky Health Behaviors Improve Among Oklahoma Youth
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments Heat Safety Tips

May
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Celebrate National Men’s Health Month
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Enjoy Summer-Safely!
Oklahoma Men Called to Focus on Cardiovascular and Reproductive Health
Health Department Urges Meningococcal Vaccine Before Heading to College or Camp
Enjoy Summer – Safely!
Event to Encourage Fathers’ Involvement with Their Children
Radio PSA -"
New Initiative Celebrates Fatherhood"
Health Department Urges Simple Steps to Assure Safety After Tornadoes Strike
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week, May 24-30
Get Moving in May
Oklahoma Department of Health Recognizes Outstanding Employees
State Board of Health and Oklahoma City-County Board of Health to Meet

April
It’s Your Time: Oklahoma Celebrates Women’s Health Week May 9-15
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, May 5, 2010
All Across the United States, Nurses are Being Saluted
Media Advisory:
Meeting of the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee
Caring Capable and Ready: The Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Celebrates National Volunteer Week
Fill-in-Blank Release County Health Department Observes Administrative Professionals Week
Fill-in-the-Blank County Health Department News Release: Health Department Recognizes Achievements of Nurses
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Celebrates Women’s Health Week,  May 9-15, 2010
HERO to Discuss Public Transportation and Health Equity, April 20
STDs Impact Oklahoma’s Teens, Females and African Americans
State Board of Health and Tulsa County Board of Health to Meet
State Health Officials Offer Tips for Child Pedestrian Safety
Place Matters When Improving Health
Postcards Help Promote Family Friendly People and Places,
Send Them in April, Child Abuse Prevention Month
Media Availability
Public Health Week Suggests “Starting Small/Think Big”

March
School Wellness Assessment Available to All Oklahoma Schools
Preterm Births Cost Lives and Mounting Medical Expenses
Fill-in-the-blank-release and PSAs - "It's Your Turn to Make a Difference for a Child"
Situation Update No. 9 Winter Weather Cancels Saturday’s Meningococcal Vaccine Clinic

Situation Update No. 8: Public Health Officials Working to Stop Spread of Meningococcal Disease in Oologah-Talala Public Schools
Situation Update No. 7: Vaccine Clinics Scheduled for Oologah-Talala School
Situation Update No. 6: New Meningococcal Case Confirmed in Oologah School
Situation Update No. 5: Phone Bank to Remain Open Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Situation Update No. 4:
State Health Department Clinic open for second day at Oologah Elementary School
Situation Update No. 3: State Health Department Opens Phone Bank to Answer Questions on  Meningococcal Cases in Oologah  Elementary School
Situation Update No. 2: Meningococcal Cases Confirmed in Oologah Elementary School
Meningococcal Cases Investigated in Oologah Elementary School
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

February
March Highlights HIV/AIDS Health Awareness Activities
Area Nutritionist Wins 9th Annual Laura K. Savage Award
Nutrition from the Ground Up, March is National Nutrition Month
2009 Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards Announced

Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Day at the State Capitol on February 23
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Office of Minority Health Seeks Input from Minorities about Health Concerns
Diabetes Alert for Women of Childbearing Age, Diabetes Linked to Birth Defects 
Smile -- February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

January
Winter Storm Injury Update – Elderly at Risk
Winter Storm Injury Update -- Caution Urged on Ice
Continued Winter Storm Health Precautions Urged
Slips and  Falls Prompt Caution
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Storms
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention-PSA
Health Precautions Related to Cold Weather and Power Loss
"Build a Blue Ribbon Tree" to Help Prevent Child Abuse
Oklahoma Leads Region in H1N1 Vaccinations
Oklahoma Health Equities Campaign to Discuss Homelessness in Central OK
Continued Flu Vaccination Urged, National Influenza Vaccination Week Jan. 10-16, 2010
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
County Fill-In-The-Blank News Release: National Immunization Week
Oklahoma Youth Smoking Rates Drop
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Storms

Breastfeeding Protects Babies During Flu Season
New Rodeo Medicine Referral System Benefits Rodeo Athletes

 

 

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