Public/Community Health

CDC releases “Digital Media Toolkit” for 2020–21 flu season

2020-10-01T09:28:19-05:00October 1st, 2020|Immunizations, Pharmacists, Preventative Care, Public/Community Health|

The information below is from the Immunization Action Coalition, The CDC's HCP Fight Flu Toolkit provides primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals (HCP) with the resources needed to fight the flu in their practices. The materials will equip HCP to make strong influenza vaccine recommendations, facilitate productive conversations with patients, and improve [...]

VaccineFinder and MedFinder Updates for Pharmacies

2020-09-01T10:25:38-05:00September 1st, 2020|Immunizations, Public/Community Health|

VaccineFinder and MedFinder now offer flexible methods for pharmacies to update their vaccine and antiviral drug supply through both automated and manual reporting options. The VaccineFinder website and platform have been upgraded and participating pharmacies can now update supply estimates for routine adult and child vaccines, and any travel vaccines that they carry. Having timely [...]

Pharmacy Profession asked to help recruit volunteers to participate in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

2020-08-28T14:06:39-05:00August 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Public/Community Health|

The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease expertise of their existing research networks and global partners, NIAID has directed the networks to address the pressing need [...]

PPSI Supports National Pharmacy Organizations in Stand Against Racial Injustice

2020-06-08T13:19:06-05:00June 8th, 2020|Pharmacists, Public/Community Health|

PPSI Supports National Pharmacy Organizations in Stand Against Racial Injustice PPSI supports the recent joint statement from the American College of Apothecaries and other national pharmacy organizations to condemn Racial Injustice and Discrimination. As a response to the recent events highlighting the deep-rooted injustices resulting from systematic racism, we join our fellow [...]

Holiday Table Talk Idea — Discuss Your Family Health History

2019-11-27T14:11:17-06:00November 27th, 2019|Preventative Care, Public/Community Health|

An important reminders for our patients that family health history is the ultimate low tech tool (and the first genetic test) allowing people to understand their predispositions to various diseases. By knowing and acting on their family history, our patients can reduce their disease risk and actually change family health history for future generations. Learn [...]

National Preparedness Month: Prepare Your Health

2019-09-05T14:40:06-05:00September 5th, 2019|Public/Community Health|

September is National Preparedness Month, when all Americans are encouraged to focus on preparing for emergencies, including making plans to protect their health. There are many reasons to prepare your health for an emergency. They start with your family and friends and extend to your neighbors and community at large. But most Americans don't have supplies [...]

CDC Health Advisory: Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products

2019-09-04T09:34:15-05:00September 4th, 2019|Pharmacists, Public/Community Health, Smoking Cessation|

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network August 30, 2019, 0935 AM ET (9:35 AM ET) CDCHAN-00421 Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) background information on the forms of e-cigarette products, 2) information on the multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day | August 31

2019-08-21T14:24:03-05:00August 21st, 2019|Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Public/Community Health, Substance Abuse|

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. [...]

Make an Effective Vaccine Recommendation during National Immunization Awareness Month

2019-08-11T14:31:42-05:00August 11th, 2019|Immunizations, Public/Community Health|

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. During NIAM, PPSI encourages you to ensure your patients are up to date on recommended vaccines. Research has consistently shown that healthcare professionals are the most trusted [...]

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