The following are notices and announcements issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).
Respiratory Illness Outbreak - Information for healthcare providers who need to submit a hospitalized patient with pneumonia and unknown cause, as well as other information, is on our Epidemiology Division Website.
2012 Annual Report - Our 2012 Annual Report is now available online.
ABC's of Sleeping Babies - Babies sleep safest when they sleep alone on their back in an uncluttered crib or other safe sleep surface.
Timing is Everything - The best outcomes are seen for babies born at 39 to 40 weeks.
Alabama Seafood Testing - To ensure the safety of our seafood, the Alabama Departments of Agriculture and Industry (ADAI), Conservation and Natural Resources (Marine Resources Division) (ADCNR/MRD), and Public Health (ADPH) have instituted a three-year seafood testing program in cooperation with British Petroleum.
2011 CASPER Report - Results of a second Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response household-based survey in coastal areas of Mobile and Baldwin counties has been released. Study finds mental health needs continue in areas impacted by Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
2011 Infant Mortality Rate - Infant mortality rate in Alabama falls to an all-time low in 2011.
Birthing Facilities Recognized - Alabama hospitals have been recognized for their outstanding effort in newborn screening specimen collection.
Cancer Control Plan for 2011-2015 - The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition has unveiled its five-year cancer control plan.
Establishment Closings - ADPH is now reporting closings of food service establishments and lodging and body art facilities online.
Fishing Consumption Advisories - Concern about protecting the public from possible exposure to mercury from eating fish led to the issuance of several new fish consumption advisories for Alabama.
GAL - Get A Healthy Life - The choices you make now can impact your health today, tomorrow and even the health of your children. Make the time to learn about choices you can make to achieve a healthier life.
Influenza Surveillance - ADPH is monitoring which strains are circulating and where disease activity is occurring.
Notifiable Disease Rules - ADPH has updated the Notifiable Disease Rules and launched an awareness campaign "DETECT, TEST and REPORT Notifiable Diseases" to all notifiable disease reporters.
Scale Back Alabama - The purpose of the 10-week contest is to help our state fight its challenge with obesity by encouraging Alabamians to lose weight, to exercise, and to have fun while doing it.