Alabama's Health (January 2020)
The January 2020 issue of Alabama's Health, featuring stories on the state's first comprehensive oral health plan, the Infant Mortality Reduction Summit, various training opportunities, and more, is now available online.
News Release: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. ADPH wants to remind Alabamians that cervical cancer is over 90% preventable. Read our full news release to learn more.
News Release: Get a healthy start in 2020 with the Alabama Tobacco Quitline
Ringing in the New Year is often seen as a chance to get a fresh start. ADPH encourages Alabama’s smokers to start a healthier, tobacco- and vape-free life with the help of the Alabama Tobacco Quitline.
Sugar Shock Fact: Not all people with diabetes need insulin
Sugar Shock Fact: If you have type 2 diabetes, you may not need insulin. According to the CDC, only 14% of adults use insulin alone, 13% use insulin and oral medication, 57% take oral medication only, and 16% control blood sugar with diet and exercise alone. Do you want to learn more about diabetes education and support classes? A diabetes self-management class may be for you. To find a program near you click on a county by using this interactive map: go.usa.gov/xpRcJ
Sugar Shock: Sugar Doesn't Cause Diabetes
November is American Diabetes Month and it is time for another Sugar Shock Fact: Sugar doesn't cause diabetes. The key is moderation and management. Consuming too much sugar (sugary foods and drinks) can make people put on weight, which make a person's chance of getting type 2 diabetes greater. Could you have prediabetes? Take the test.
Sugar Shock Fact: Genetics
November is American Diabetes Month and it's time for a Sugar Shock Fact. Did you know that even if no one in your family has diabetes, you can still get it? The role of genetics varies among types of diabetes.
News Release: National Rural Health Day 2019 to be observed November 21
ADPH’s Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in the state during National Rural Health Day 2019.
Press Release: For breastfeeding to succeed, parents need support
The WIC Program - Alabama recognizes August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This month is about the importance of support from health professionals, employers, public health, families and communities to empower parents for successful #breastfeeding.
Community Health Survey
What health issues are most important to you and your community? We want to know so we can better serve all Alabamians! Please take a moment to fill out a short survey about the greatest health issues and health challenges in your local community. Deadline is August 15!
Ethics in the Age of Social Media
The rise of social media has changed everything, including our ideas about privacy and boundaries. ALPHTN's webcast "Ethics in the Age of Social Media" will explore the benefits and concerns of using social media. Watch it live on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. CST at alabamapublichealth.gov/alphtn.
Learn about arsenicals and the challenges faced by #FirstResponders and receivers in caring for victims of chemical exposure. Watch "Chemical Warfare: A Primer for First Responders & Receivers" live beginning at noon CST Friday, May 3, at alabamapublichealth.gov/alphtn. #ChemicalWarfare
On Demand April 17, 2019 | Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)
Practicing cultural sensitivity makes for more effective patient care. For tips and best practices, watch ALPHTN's webcast "Patient Services: Focusing on Equity and Inclusion So Everyone Wins!" now available on demand at go.usa.gov/xmDZJ.
Improving cultural competency and understanding of disability and People First Language will help healthcare providers give better care to patients. Watch ALPHTN's webcast "Patient Services: Focusing on Equity and Inclusion So Everyone Wins!" live on April 17, beginning at 10 a.m. CST: go.usa.gov/xmTRs