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Public Health Information

This site will be updated with important public information on a periodic bases.

Effective use of information is the foundation of present public health practices. Public health responses—such as outbreak investigations, prevention strategies for diseases, and health system improvements to quality and performance—require timely, accurate health information. As a result, a range of public and private entities use health information to increase our knowledge about, and improve our response to, emerging public health issues, whether aggregated, de-identified, or attributed to individuals who need treatment or guidance.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish this mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats and responds when these arise.

Anthrax(CDC)

Technical Fact Sheet Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)

https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/

What is Viral Hepatitis

HIV Basics

HIV in the workplace

https://www.cdc.gov/

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Recalls: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls

https://www.cpsc.gov/

Florida Department of Health

Florida Health represents the vision that health belongs to everyone and every group—not just a state agency. It takes individuals, families, communities, and partnerships with local and state-level policy makers and stakeholders to create a culture of health in Florida. While its agency is the spearhead for public health in the state, we are all stewards of health in Florida. Florida Health belongs to all of us.

Mosquito-Florida Health(other insects)

Hepatitis A in Florida (August 2019)

http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Florida Department of Health in Brevard County

To promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of all the citizens and visitors of Brevard County.

Reportable Diseases/Conditions in Florida

http://brevard.floridahealth.gov/

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. Its mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion.

Structure Fires

https://www.nfpa.org/

National Hurricane Center

Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

Tracking Chart Atlantic Area

Tropical Cyclone Climatology

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Its reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around us.

From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information that is needed. 

https://www.noaa.gov/

National Safety Council (NSC)

The NSC eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Business case for Injury and Illness Prevention

https://www.nsc.org/

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Anthrax

Fact sheet inspections (OSHA)

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

Top Enforcement Cases

OSHA Standards

https://www.osha.gov/penalties

https://www.osha.gov/

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Is an independent, nonregulatory federal agency that investigates the root causes of major chemical incidents. Its mission is to drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment. The agency was created under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Hot Work Factsheet

https://www.csb.gov/

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Drugs of Abuse

The Controlled Substance Act

https://www.dea.gov/

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors. 

FDA is responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health.

FDA also plays a significant role in the Nation's counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfills this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts:

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts

Tips to Help Avoid "Vape" Battery Explosions:

https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/products-ingredients-components/tips-help-avoid-vape-battery-explosions

https://www.fda.gov/

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 

Today, the NRC's regulatory activities are focused on reactor safety oversight and reactor license renewal of existing plants, materials safety oversight and materials licensing for a variety of purposes, and waste management of both high-level waste and low-level waste. 

https://www.nrc.gov/

World Health Organization (WHO) 

Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.

The WHO strives to combat diseases – communicable diseases like influenza and HIV, and noncommunicable diseases like cancer and heart disease. 

The WHO helps mothers and children survive and thrive, so they can look forward to a healthy old age. The WHO also ensures the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

Eliminating Hepatitis

Ebola virus disease 

https://www.who.int/