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HHS Sponsors Development of Intranasal Form of Long-acting Opioid Overdose Drug
Published on: 9/21/2018
To help save lives in the current opioid epidemic or following a deliberate attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with Opiant Pharmaceuticals of Santa Monica, California, to develop a fast-acting, long-lasting intranasal, potentially improved form of an opioid overdose drug.
Measuring Community Stress
Published on: 9/20/2018
Report investigates whether a community that experiences challenges—for instance, high unemployment, community violence, segregation, or high opioid use—could develop community allostatic load, which, in turn, could affect how it responds to future traumatic events.
Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Factsheets
Published on: 9/20/2018
This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. The series includes information on OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and considerations to address before hospital discharge.
HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Published on: 9/20/2018
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. New data unveiled recently by HHS suggests that efforts are now yielding progress at the national level.
CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic
Published on: 9/20/2018
To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the CDC is increasing support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations working to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other outcomes. CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data.
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
Published on: 9/20/2018
The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder.
MAP Rural Health Final Report - 2018
Published on: 9/19/2018
More than 59 million individuals—approximately 19 percent of the U.S. population—live in rural areas. Data indicate that those living in rural areas in the U.S. are more disadvantaged, collectively, than those in urban or suburban areas, particularly with respect to sociodemographic factors, health status and behaviors, and access to the healthcare delivery system. In recognizing the lack of representation from rural stakeholders in the Measures Application Partnership (MAP) pre-rulemaking process, CMS tasked the National Quality Forum (NQF) to establish a MAP Rural Health Workgroup. Between November 2017 and July 2018, the MAP Rural Health Workgroup focused on two primary tasks: (1) identifying a core set of the best available rural-relevant measures to address the needs of the rural population and (2) providing recommendations from a rural perspective regarding measuring and improving access to care.
the SDSU College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Project Lead
Published on: 9/18/2018
The POPULATION HEALTH EVALUATION CENTER in the SDSU College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Project Lead. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join our department. This is a 12- month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is grant funded. Continuation of this appointment will be based on secured grant funding. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Get Ready Day
Published on: 9/18/2018
Held each year on the third Tuesday in September, APHA's Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month.
7 States Now Report Obesity at or Above 35%
Published on: 9/17/2018
Today, CDC released new data on self-reported adult obesity prevalence for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The 2017 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that adult obesity prevalence across the country remains high and differs by race, ethnicity, and education.
Surgeon General's Call to Action: “Community Health and Prosperity”
Published on: 9/17/2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain comment on an upcoming Surgeon General's document/Call to Action with a working title “Community Health and Prosperity”.

CDC is the lead agency to support the Office of the Surgeon General to publish a Call to Action that will be science-informed and actionable, outlining a conceptual framework with case examples and available evidence on the business case for investing in community health. The goal of the Call to Action is to: Clearly demonstrate that investments in community health have the potential to improve the health and prosperity of communities and issue a call to action to the private sector and local policy makers for investment in communities, unilaterally or as part of multi-sector or other consortium, to improve community health.
Speak for Health is how APHA members stand up for public health interests.
Published on: 8/30/2018
APHA believes public health professionals deserve a stronger voice in public health advocacy. Together, we can change the narrative and turn the tide.

APHA is the leading voice for public health in Washington. The policies we advance are based in science, research and member-led processes.

Join us and Speak for Health — for today and future generations.

APHA's Speak for Health campaign gives you the tools you need to talk to your members of Congress about the importance of public health.
2018 SDPHA Executive Board election results
Published on: 8/20/2018
2018 SDPHA Executive Board election results are as follows:

President (2018-2020) Michaela Seiber

Secretary (2018-2020) Shelby Hintze Jepperson

APHA Affiliate Representative (2018-2020) Chelsea Wesner

Member-at-Large (2018-2020) Kimberly Nerud

Congratulations to all!
Public Health ACTion Campaign South Dakota
Published on: 2/20/2018
Simple facts on Ebola
Published on: 10/29/2014
Information on Ebola from APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin