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Welcome to the Moore County Health Department's Healthcare Provider News Portal. This page is intended to inform our healthcare community about communicable disease surveillance in Moore County. The Moore County Health Department is committed to ensuring that healthcare providers have access to countywide disease data summaries in order to improve patient care. Providers, please remember to report communicable diseases to the Health Department. Accurate reporting helps to stop the spread of disease and helps us to gain knowledge about the health of our community.

Communicable Disease Contact Info

Communicable Disease Nurse

  • 1 (910) 947-4523

Health Department

  • 1 (910) 947-3300

Confidential Fax Line

  • 1 (910) 947-1663

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  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) First Quarterly Online Meeting

    Event Description

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is pleased to announce the first Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) quarterly, online meeting. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. set the bar for accelerated community inclusion and reduced reliance on institutional care for people with disabilities, across a life span. Since that ruling, our system has been steadily evolving. Now, it is time to take it to the next level with a plan that will advance innovation, coordination and whole-person, systemic change. The Office of the Senior Advisor for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Olmstead will lead this 18-month initiative. OPSA's first quarterly, online meeting to be held on July 8 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    The OPSA will be diverse, inclusive of people with lived experience, family members, advocacy groups, policymakers, regional management entities, providers, members of the General Assembly, and others. The Boston-based Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) will provide technical support, along with professionals from across NCDHHS. With Olmstead-based work already taking place in NCDHHS, our foundation for continued progress is strong. With the help of OPSA, we will develop a roadmap that is data-driven, outcome-based, person-centered and aligned to realize Olmstead's promise of welcoming and supportive communities.

    Please join us if you’d like to participate in the first open discussion as we collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to assist in the development of the Olmstead Plan.

    Sign language interpreters will be available.

    When:

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Where:

    Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/91963131476?pwd=UTN3akpGT2phUWJOVkVrVzk3VEJSZz09
    Meeting ID: 919 6313 1476
    Password: 811590

  • Central Regional Hospital Job Fair

    Event Description

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

  • State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) Spring Listening Session and Public Forum

    Event Description

    The State Rehabilitation Council works in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to maximize opportunities for employment and independence for North Carolinians with disabilities. The council also provides a formal mechanism for consumers and stakeholders to influence the state’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) program and policies by hosting public forums and listening sessions.

    Current and former VR consumers, family members, VR staff, employers and other stakeholders are invited to share feedback with the council at events held around the state each year. Held quarterly, these public forums provide an opportunity to voice your concerns, questions, success stories, resources and suggestions for improvement.

    Please join us to discuss what VR can do to help people with disabilities find and keep jobs. Share your success stories, concerns, questions, resources and suggestions for improvement.

    Sign language interpreters will be available. To request other accommodations, email kim.schmidt@dhhs.nc.gov or call 919-855-3533 by March 16, 2020.
     

This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

    According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

    The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).
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  • Prepare Your Health: Personal Health Preparedness for People with Bleeding Disorders
      March is Bleeding Disorders Month. Learn more about bleeding disorders, their symptoms, treatments, and how to prepare for emergencies on the Division of Blood Disorders website. Personal health preparedness and planning are important for everyone, but essential for people with bleeding disorders. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD), are conditions in which the blood does not clot properly due to a lack of specific clotting factor proteins in the blood. As a result, people with bleeding disorders may experience excessive bleeding after an injury or trauma, or may bleed for no apparent reason at all.
  • Digging Out: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Health to Shovel Snow
    Shoveling snow is strenuous exercise. Just the thought of moving hundreds of pounds of snow and slush is enough to make your legs prickle, to make your arms and shoulders burn, and to make your back tire. Shoveling snow is such strenuous exercise that, according to Harvard Medical School, an 185-pound person can expect to burn about 266 calories after just a half hour of shoveling. Like any physical activity, shoveling snow poses health risks exacerbated, in part, by weather. Not to say it could never happen, but chances are slim that you will ever need to shovel snow in
  • Health Departments Work Off the Field to Keep Fans Safe, Healthy on Game Day
    It's almost game day. Over the course of this week, an estimated 1 million people will visit Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII experience or to attend the game on Sunday, Feb. 3. A week from now, after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded and the fans head home, things will return to normal. And if everything goes to plan, no one will be the wiser that Georgia's state and local health departments were working behind the scenes-with the support of CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program-to protect the public's health. The PHEP program is a critical source of

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