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2011 News Releases

December
Safe Shopping During the Holidays Helps Prevent Children's Injuries     
Space Heaters are the Second Leading Cause of Fire Injury or Death

Oklahoma Drops in State Health Ranking
Your Good Health is in Your Clean Hands!  National Handwashing Awareness Week is Dec. 4 - 10, 2011

November
Spread the Holiday Spirit Not the Flu This Holiday Season
Oklahoma Agencies Offer HIV/AIDS Testing and Promote Activities for World AIDS Day, Dec. 1
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
State Health Officials Encourage Appropriate Antibiotic Use

State Capitol Rally to Support World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14

October
Smoke Alarms Cut the Risk of Dying in a House Fire by Half
“Make It Your Business” Wellness Training Offered October 18 and 28
Application Date For Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs Draws Near
Oklahoma Smoking Rate Reaches Historic Low
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby (Tulsa)
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby (Maud)
OHEC Meeting to Discuss How “Place” Impacts Your Health
Cases of New HIV/AIDS Increased in the Hispanic/Latino Community
Tri-Boards of Public Health Meet Tuesday
Health Officials Encourage Making Infant Sleep Places …Safe Spaces

September
Simple Steps Make Fresh Produce the Healthy Choice for Oklahomans
No Time Like Now For Flu Shots
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention PSA

Additional Listeria Outbreak Cases Confirmed in Oklahoma
Fill-In-The-Blank County Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics         
Fill-In-The-Blank Seasonal Flu 2011 Radio Public Service Announcements  
Board of Health Releases 2011 State Health Report
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby Showers (Lawton)
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby (Ardmore)
One Oklahoma Death Confirmed From Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak
Consumers warned not to eat Rocky Ford cantaloupe due to Listeria outbreak
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby Showers
Preventing Falls in Older Persons Can Prevent Admissions to Care Facilities
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: 9/11 Anniversary Reminds Us to Prepare in Advance
New Programs and Initiatives Underway to Help Reduce Infant Mortality
New Restaurant Smoking Room Rebate Program Launched Today
Foundation for Public Health Preparedness and Response Arose from 9-11 Attacks

August
Strong and Healthy Oklahoma Supports “Eating Better”
State Health Officials Ask for Public’s Help to Find Woman Adopting Out Puppies in Guthrie Area
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby Showers (pdf)
Healthy Baby Begins With You Baby Shower Public Service Announcement 
Office of Minority Health Seeks Input from Minorities about Health Concerns
Oklahoma Hospitals Urged to Support Breastfeeding
Heat Advisory 2011-Packing a Safe School Lunch
Fourteen Oklahoma Communities Commended for Optimal Water Fluoridation
Protect Workers from Heat Stress
Keep Vulnerable Oklahomans in Mind During Heat Wave
Fill-in-Blank Release for County Health Departments: Keep Vulnerable Oklahomans in Mind During Heat Wave
Oklahoma Department of Health Issues Public Health Warning on Heat
New Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs Launched
Fill-in-Blank Release for County Health Departments: New Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs Launched

July
Support Breastfeeding: It’s Worth It! World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2011
Beat the Rush and Get Your “Back-To-School” Immunizations Early
Heat Wave Prompts Safety Concern for Children
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2011
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments Back-to-School Immunizations
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

June
Outstanding Public Health Employees and Programs Recognized
Plan to Obtain Back to School Birth Certificates Now
OHEC to Discuss How to Apply Health Literacy Concepts at June Meeting 
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Oklahoma State Board of Health Re-elects Officers
Public Health Officials Urge Testing for National HIV Testing Day, June 27
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Fill-In-Blank for Counties: County Health Department Offers Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses
Don’t Weight Oklahoma Men! Take Steps to Prevent Obesity
Fill-In-The-Blank for Counties: Don’t Weight Oklahoma! Take Steps to Prevent Obesity
County Health Department Observes Nursing Assistants Week

May
Oklahoma WIC Program Is Accepting Missouri WIC Food Instruments
Oklahoma WIC Program to Accept WIC Food Instruments from Missouri Storm Victims
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby Showers  
Healthy Baby Begins With You Baby Shower - PSA  
Area Nutritionist Wins 10th Annual Laura K. Savage Award
State Department of Health Deploys Mobile Health Trailers to Support Storm Recovery Efforts
State Health Department Urges Simple Steps to Assure Safety After Tornadoes Strike
Health Officials Urge Caution in Recreational Waters
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Oklahoma’s Adolescents Reminded that “Sex Has Consequences”

April
Public Health Salutes Nurses During National Nurses Week, May 6-12

Oklahoma Women Encouraged to Prioritize their Health, Women’s Health Week May 8-14
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments Women’s Health Week, May 8-14, Empowers Women to Prioritize Their Health

Media Advisory: OSDH to Conduct Statewide Exercise Testing Mass Medication Procedures and Medical Surge Capabilities
Half of New STDs Occur Among Young People in Oklahoma
Regional Child Guidance Center Services Available in 16 Counties
OPHA Annual Conference to Focus on Healthy Communities & Schools,
Oklahoma Public Health Association to Meet April 20-21 in Norman
Fill-in-the-Blank “Nurses Trusted to Care” is the Theme for National Nurses Week, May 6-12
County Health Department Fill-in-Blank Release Administrative Professionals Week
Minority Communities are Encouraged to Improve Their Health
April is National Minority Health Month
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Operation Raindrops
OSDH Announces Possible Data Theft
El OSDH Anuncia un Posible Robo de Datos
Award Winners for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Announced, April 12
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

March 
Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) Seeks Community Involvement: “It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference for a Child”
Fill–in-the-Blank County Health Department News Release: Regional Child Guidance Centers Offer Services
Community Input Requested for Home Visitation Grant 
OSDH Statement: OSDH Continues to Monitor Japan Radiation Situation
Health Equity Meeting to discuss 2-1-1 Oklahoma and Access to Services
March Activities Target Girls, Women, and Native Americans About  HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts
New Tdap Vaccine Requirement for 7
th Graders Begins This Fall
Fill-In-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: It's Your Turn to Make a Difference for a Child
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

Eat Right with Color, March is National Nutrition Month®

February
Pickup Truck Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Crash Injuries 
Business Leaders Stand Up for Local Rights and a Healthier State
Community Input Requested for Home Visitation Grant
Statewide Project Invites Community Participation
Media Advisory: Business Leaders Stand Up for Local Rights and a Healthier Oklahoma –
News Conference – Tuesday, Feb. 22
Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention
New Public Health Effort Launches in Oklahoma
5,320 Lives Can Be Saved Yearly
Oklahoma Children's Health Plan Launched Today
Update -- Winter Storm Injury Statistics
Update -- Winter Storm Injury Statistics
State Board of Health Meeting Cancelled
Good Dental Health Starts Early in Life

Better Health for Potential Parents Can Improve Health Outcomes for Mother and Baby
Final Tally--Winter Storm Injury Statistics
Update -- Winter Storm Injury Statistics
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Winter Storm Injury Update 
Winter Storm Injury Update -- Caution Urged on Ice & Snow
Oklahoma State WIC Conference Cancelled Due to Weather

January
Activities Set To Encourage Testing on Black HIV/AIDS Day, Feb. 7
Public Input Sought for Maternal and Child Health Services
Title V Block Grant
Public Hearing Scheduled Feb. 4 on State Public Health Rules
Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards Announced Today
Check with Your Doctor Before Using Medications During Pregnancy
Fill-In-Blank for County Health Departments: Area Businesses Win Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Recognition
Spike in Flu Hospitalizations Concerns Health Officials
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Proper Use of Safety Equipment Can Save Lives and Reduce Injuries

Creating a State of Health Logo