Public Health

According to the CDC Foundation, public health is the science of protecting and improving health across communities. This is accomplished through public services, educational programs and research initiatives, particularly as they relate to the promotion of healthcare equity. Here we feature information on emergency response for health crises, harm reduction, disease prevention and wellness, access to health services and improving outcomes.

Over 65 ambulances from more than two dozen rural EMS departments are using new technology during transports
Inventors have tried coasters, cups, straws, nail polish and a smart device for detecting the presence of drugs. See which devices actually made it to market.
The decision to quit smoking can be difficult, but sticking to the decision afterward can be even harder. From yoga to boxing, these ultimate exercises can help you beat nicotine cravings
In a concise one-hour course, participants will learn three essential steps to control bleeding
The move would change marijuana from its current classification as a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin and LSD, to a Schedule III drug, alongside ketamine and some anabolic steroids
Just by boosting your cardiorespiratory fitness by one metabolic equivalent, you can lower your risk of death by 11-17%
Decriminalization has led to a rise in psilocybin-related calls for young adults and adolescents
The Best in Biz Award recognizes the new version of Lexipol’s Cordico wellness app for first responders
Costa Mesa firefighters, Project Independence members gave disaster preparedness training to adults living with intellectual disabilities
U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell presided over the event that focused on current problems in the fire service
What makes it difficult to guarantee communications access to local government operations – and what technologies are available to help?
Approximately 1,000 patients have been seen at DocGo clinics outside Dollar General stores since the service started last fall
Mayor Justin Bibb’s “Residents First” program will overhaul 23 codes and allow the city to issue tickets, fines
Victims’ lawyers put on notice to have all paperwork submitted in order to speed up the application process
Over 100 deaths are confirmed and approximately 1,000 people are unaccounted for in the Lahaina fire