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2013 News Releases

December
More Counseling Needed to Reduce Pre-pregnancy Alcohol Use
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
New U.S. Preparedness Index Shows Oklahoma’s Strengths and Challenges
It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate – Get Your Flu Vaccine Today!

November
The Most Important Action to Prevent Illness is Also the Simplest
Youth Tobacco Survey Provides E-cigarette Use Rates for OK Youth
Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season
Diabetes Month Features Nov. 14 Event at the State Capitol
Oklahoma Celebrates Improvement in Preterm Birth Rate

October
Health Officials Announce New Results of Harrington Investigation
Public Input Sought for Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment
Domestic Violence Can Have a Long-Lived Health Impact
Have a Think Pink Attitude! Don’t Forget Your Breast Cancer Screening!
State Health Officials Looking for Individuals Who May Have Been Exposed to a Rabid Kitten in Tahlequah, OK
Tragic SIDS Deaths Prompt Infant Safe Sleep Recommendations
OHEC Meeting to Connect with Faith and Community Health Partners
County Health Department Flu Clinics Launch Oct. 7 
Tri-Boards of Public Health Meet Tuesday
Oklahoma Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Newborn Screening

September
Help Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke by Controlling Your Cholesterol
Health Officials Announce Interim Results of Harrington Investigation
Preventing Falls Can Help Older Adults Remain More Independent
Proper Use of Inhaled Medications Helps People Control Asthma
Local Groups to Host Educational, Healthy Baby Showers

August
Turning Point Conference and Policy Day is Sept. 10 - 11
Antipsychotic Drug Use Decreases in Oklahoma Nursing Homes
Stay Fit and Healthy By Playing Safely to Prevent Sports Injuries
Statewide Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality in OK Show Encouraging Signs
Oklahoma Smoking Rate Drops
Oklahoma Health Officials Concerned about Texas Measles Outbreak
Click for Babies Project Needs Local Knitters to Help Prevent Infant Abuse
Fill-In-Blank County Health Officials Urge West Nile Virus Prevention
OHEC Meeting to Discuss Health Literacy and Wellness in Early Childhood
Application Period Open for Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs
Fill-In-The-Blank Release for County Health Departments: Application Period Open for Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs

July
Plan to Obtain Back-to-School Birth Certificates Now
Peer Counselors Encourage Mothers to Breastfeed
Claremore Indian Hospital Oklahoma’s First Baby-Friendly Hospital
World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7
High Temperatures Prompt Safety Concern for Children
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

June
Public Health Investigation of Tulsa Dental Practice
Health Department Offers Outdoor Food Safety Tips
Free Children’s Car Seat Check This Saturday
State Health Officials Looking for Individuals Who May Have Been Exposed to a Rabid Puppy Sold at the Bivens Dog Trade in Sulphur, OK
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: County Health Department Offers Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses
Child Car Seat Safety Can Save Lives
Oklahoma Worksites Recognized for Supporting Nursing Mothers
State Health Officials Advise Animal Rabies Precautions
Area Nurse Wins Annual Laura K. Savage Award
Fill-in-the-Blank News: County Health Officials Urge West Nile Virus Prevention
OHEC Meeting to Discuss Self Management of Chronic Health Conditions
Crash Risk for Teens Increases During Summer
Oklahoma State Board of Health Re-Elects Officers
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
It’s Not Too Early to Get Immunizations for Next School Year
Fill-in-the-Blank News: Immunizations for Next School Year
It’s Tick Time!  Prevent Tickborne Diseases

May
State Health Officials Release Preliminary Tally of Storm Services
Comments on WIC State Plan Requested
Pottawatomie County Storm Victims Can Access Free Birth and Death Certificates this Friday
After the Storm: State Health Department Provides Update on Injury Prevention, Tetanus Shots, Vital Records Retrieval, Volunteers
Temporary Vital Records Site Established in Moore
State Health Officials Urge Healthy and Safe Swimming Precautions
Even in a Natural Disaster, Food Safety Must be Assured
Vital Records Fees Temporarily Waived For Storm Victims
Cleveland County Health Department Food Vendor Issues
Cleveland County Health Department – Moore Branch – Schedules Tetanus Vaccine Clinic
Restaurants Seek Direction for Operations After the Storms
County Health Department Fill-in-Blank News Release: _____ Health Department Urges Simple Steps to Assure Safety After Tornadoes Strike
Older Americans Month Focuses on Preventing Falls
Nominations now open for the 2013 ‘Champions of Health’ awards   
Governor Fallin Will Lead Walk for Wellness Today
Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Text4Baby Provides Free Health and Safety Tips for New Mothers
County Health Departments Begin Postpartum Depression Screening

April
Nurses Are Recognized During National Nurses Week, May 6-12
New Report Shows 1 in 5 Teen Births are Repeat Births
State Health Officials Stress Caution During Spring Cleanup Activities
Drivers – Stay Focused on the Road
Fill-in-the-Blank News: Nurses Are Recognized During National Nurses Week, May 6-12
Immunize Babies and Toddlers on Time to Prevent Vaccine Preventable Diseases
2013 Award Winners for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Announced (.pdf)
Public Input Sought for Statewide 5-Year Child Abuse Prevention Plan
Child Abuse Prevention Day at State Capitol 
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday

March
Public Health Works to Confront Health and Safety Threats
Communities Urged to Help Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
Peep! Chirp! Quack! Health Officials Warn Parents of Salmonella Risk from Baby Poultry
Housing and Health Topics Highlight the OHEC March 28 Meeting 
Prescription Drug Abuse Fast Growing Problem in Oklahoma
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
State Public Health Agency Among First to Receive Accreditation

February
MEDIA ADVISORY: Certified Healthy Oklahoma Awards Luncheon Tomorrow
Oklahoma Hospitals Work to Be Designated Baby-Friendly
State Board of Health Meets Thursday
Communities Show Support to Prevent Child Abuse, Build a Blue Ribbon Tree for Kids
Governor Supports Allowing Communities to Decide to be Smokefree

January
Oklahoma Hospitals Work to Be Designated Baby-Friendly
Award Nominations Sought for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention
Tribal Health Issues to be Addressed in Regional Listening Sessions
Certified Healthy Workshop and Awards Luncheon Set Feb. 28
Good Dental Health Starts Early in Life
Public Input Sought for Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant
Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic is Feb. 1-2
Living Longer, Living Stronger with Chronic Conditions
Flu Widespread in Oklahoma – What to Do if You Get Sick         
Fill-in-Blank News Release For County Health Departments: First Flu Death Reported In _____ County
Certified Healthy Oklahoma Annual Award Winners Announced  
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for Partners and County Health Departments: Local Certified Healthy Oklahoma Award Winners Announced
State Board of Health Meets Tuesday
Fill-in-Blank News Release for County Health Departments: It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot


 

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