Partnerships Between Local Public Health and Poison Control Lead to Greater Community Health Literacy

The link between local public health departments and poison control centers is obvious, although not always well executed. Because of the sensitive nature of poison control data, and the lack of bureaucratic connection between the two organizations, it can sometimes be hard to share information.…

How Local Health Departments Utilize PHEP Funding When Preparing For and Responding to a Public Health Emergency

Since 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant has provided support to public health departments across the nation, allowing them to build and strengthen their ability to respond to public health threats. At the local level, this…