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2012 News Releases

December
Winter Weather Checklists – Stock Up Now    
Spread the Holiday Spirit – Not the Flu – This Holiday Season  
Purple Newborn Caps Distributed by Hospitals to Help Prevent Infant Abuse
Oklahoma State Department of Health Teams with WebMD to Enhance Public Health Alert System
Oklahoma Improves State Health Ranking
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

November
It’s as Simple as Washing Your Hands! 
Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation
Persons with Chronic Diseases and African American Adults at Risk from Flu
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:National Influenza Vaccination Week Begins December 2nd
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
Oklahoma's Two Major Cities Lack Smokefree Protection 
Oklahoma's Preterm Birthrate Improves

Legislators invite public to celebrate World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14th at State Capitol on Nov. 14th at State Capitol
Media Advisory: WNV Reporting Switches to Once-weekly Schedule November 8th

October
OSDH Joins National Effort to Reduce Sleep-related Infant Deaths
Application Deadline Nov. 1 for Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs
Impact of Housing on Health Topic for OHEC Meeting October 25

Tri-Boards of Public Health Meet Tuesday

September
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments:
Warning Issued on Unlicensed Food Service Operators in the Oilfield
Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality Wins Local and National Awards
County Health Department Flu Clinics Launch Oct. 1
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departements:
County Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics
Tenth Anniversary of the Medical Reserve Corps Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Oklahomans
Deadline Extended to Nov. 30 for Newborn Caps Project
OSDH Asks Oklahomans to “Stand Together” Against Falls
Hospitals Encourage Breastfeeding by Not Giving Formula Bags
Application Period Open for Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs
West Nile Virus Cases Break Record
Fight the Fat – Eat More Fruits and Veggies

August
State Health Officials Urge Oklahomans to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae in Recreational Waters During Holiday Weekend
Click for Babies Project Needs Local Knitters to Help Prevent Infant Abuse
Enjoy the Holiday, but Guard Against Mosquitoes
Reducing Infant Mortality Focus of Statewide Initiative
Cooler Temps and Rain May Increase WNV Exposure Risk
McAlester Couple’s Lives Change After West Nile Virus Strikes
Public Health Warning Issued for West Nile Virus
Fill-In-the-blank Radio Spots For County Health Departments – WNV
Midwest City Recognized for Contributions Made on Behalf of Community Water Fluoridation
Dramatic Increase in West Nile Virus Cases in Oklahoma
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for Turning Point and County Health Department Partners: Application Period Open for Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs
Application Period Open for Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs

July
Case of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Reported; Health Officials Stress Caution When Swimming in Natural Bodies of Water
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Officials Warn of West Nile Virus Resurgence
Become a Recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite
"Every Week Counts" Hospital Initiative Early Results Show Success
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: How to Prevent Whooping Cough in Oklahoma Children
Affordable Housing and Health Literacy Topics for OHEC July 26 Meeting 
State Health Officials Warn of West Nile Virus Resurgence
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

June
Love County Nurse Wins Annual Laura K. Savage Award
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: MCV4 Vaccine
Testing and Prevention are Keys to Reducing HIV in Oklahoma
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Offers Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses
Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects Officers
Health Behaviors Improve Among Oklahoma Youth
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Avoid the Rush! Get Back-to-School Immunizations Now
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
It's Critter Time: Prevent Tick and Mosquito Diseases

May
Don’t Weight Oklahoma Men! Take Steps to Prevent Obesity
Men’s Health Month, June 2012
Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign to Discuss Oklahoma Temporary High Risk Pool
State Health Officials Urge Healthy and Safe Swimming Precautions
Governor Fallin Will Lead “Walk for Wellness” Today
Oklahoma Women: Put Your Health First!
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Media Advisory: Oklahoma City’s Fillmore School Joins World’s Largest Exercise Class Tomorrow

April
Health Officials Encourage Safe Handling of Fresh Produce
Oklahoma Children to Participate in Worlds Largest Exercise Class May 2
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Public Health Nurses Recognized During National Nurses Week, May 6-12
Children May Have Difficulty Coping With Storm and Tornadoes Aftermath
State Health Department Activates Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps to Support Storm Recovery Efforts in Woodward
Free Classes Offered to Businesses to Encourage Worksite Wellness
Immunization Coalitions Plan Events for National Infant Immunization Week April 21-28
State Health Department Urges Storm Cleanup Precautions
Gestational Diabetes Threatens the Health of Pregnant Mothers and Infants
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

Award Winners for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Announced Today

March
Health Officials Warn Parents about Risk of Salmonella from Pet Baby Bird
Oklahomans Urged to Donate Life
Lifelong Health Starts with Wellness
Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) Seeks Community Involvement
Mini Conference on Child Abuse Prevention Emphasizes Community Involvement  
Free Classes Offered to Businesses to Encourage Worksite Wellness
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: Grow Your Own Garden As Part Of National Nutrition Month’s Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Oklahoma Public Health Officials Closely Monitor Tuberculosis
Fill-In-The-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Get Your Kids Involved In Healthy Cooking As Part Of National Nutrition Month’s Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Spring into Action: Use Extra Daylight to Prepare for Emergencies
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
1,000 Ways To Serve Fruits And Vegetables Offered As Part Of National Nutrition Month

February
HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts Focus on Women, Girls, and Native Americans
Fill-In-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: Eat More Fruits And Vegetables Oklahoma
School Wellness Assessment Available to Encourage Local Health and Fitness
Media Advisory: Certified Healthy Oklahoma Awards Luncheon
Free Trainings Offered to Help Businesses Curb Employee Health Care Costs
OHEC to Discuss Nations Health Care System
Meningococcal Disease Confirmed in Northeast Oklahoma Infant
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: ______Applauds Governor’s Tobacco Ban
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
“Build a Blue Ribbon Tree State” to Help Prevent Child Abuse Project to Show Community Support
Consumers Alerted to Return Possible Contaminated Food Products

January
Oklahoma Ranks First in Hepatitis A Vaccine Coverage for Teens
African Americans have Highest Rate of New HIV-AIDS cases in Oklahoma
Certified Healthy Oklahoma Annual Award Winners Announced
Public Input Sought for Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant     
Good Dental Health Starts Early in Life

Folic Acid Reduces Risk of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) in Babies
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday, January 10, 2012
“Build a Blue Ribbon Tree State” to Help Prevent Child Abuse 
Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention

Creating a State of Health Logo