The Delaware Division of Public Health Radon Program's mission is to protect public health by providing education and awareness regarding health hazards associated with exposure to radon, facilitate radon testing, and encourage risk reduction through mitigation, and promote radon-resistant new construction in Delaware communities. To accomplish this goal and educate Delawareans, the program uses public service announcements in television and radio, bus placards and billboards. According to both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Lung Association, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and an important national public health issue.
The CDPH Immunization Branch partnered with the California Department of Education (CDE), local health departments, schools, and health care providers to provide information on the law, the vaccine, documentation, and school reporting requirements. We also specifically collaborated with CDE and the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) to promote and distribute announcements about the training to schools across the state--this included planned frequent reminders to schools, after the launch, about viewing the archived version online.
The Flu and the Flu Shot DVD presentation was developed in conjunction with the Office of Minority Health at SC DHEC. Minority Health conducted focus groups across the state and talked with minorities about the myths and assumptions made about the flu and the flu shot.
We created this short informational video to enhance public education and participation in our program. The video demonstrates how to handle, bag, and report a dead bird. Actors in backyard and workplace settings show you how to safely do this while narrators, pictures, and graphics reinforce important points.
West Nile virus (WNV) has made thousands of Californians ill and killed over one hundred since 2003. It is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, and birds are very susceptible to the disease. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS) operates a statewide WNV surveillance program which includes testing dead birds for the virus. Successful tracking of WNV activity is dependent on the public to report dead birds they find by calling the hotline (1-877-WNV-BIRD) or by visiting our website (westnile.ca.gov)
Through a USDA Special Projects Grant from 2004-2008, Dr. Jane Heinig, University of California-Davis conducted research on baby behavior, and found documented evidence that when parents understand their infants’ cues, they can meet the babies’ needs appropriately, resulting in: an increase in exclusive breastfeeding and a decrease in formula feeding and overfeeding. From 2009 and 2010, Dr. Heinig and staff conducted staff training for 3500 staff in the 84 California WIC local agencies.