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Recovery Month Renews Focus on Diagnosis, Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

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As we celebrate Recovery Month, the need for diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorder is particularly urgent. Drug overdose deaths rose by 30% in the United States in 2020, and nearly doubled since 2014 according to provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8 Resources for Reliable Information About Coronavirus

There is a lot of COVID-19 information out there, so here’s a guide to help combat the “infodemic”.
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Why Global Citizens should care:

The response to the coronavirus pandemic is threatened by misinformation, putting the health of individuals and the public at greater risk — for example, through the sharing of unsubstantiated medical advice. We can all play a part in limiting the spread of dangerous misinformation, through ensuring we only use reliable resources, and don't share fake news on. You can join our Together At Home campaign against coronavirus by taking action here

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Why Global Citizens should care:

The response to the coronavirus pandemic is threatened by misinformation, putting the health of individuals and the public at greater risk — for example, through the sharing of unsubstantiated medical advice. We can all play a part in limiting the spread of dangerous misinformation, through ensuring we only use reliable resources, and don't share fake news on. You can join our Together At Home campaign against coronavirus by taking action here

Whole Kids Foundation Grants $500,000 to Provide 150 New Salad Bars to Schools Across the U.S.

More than 75,000 Students Now Can Choose Fresh Veggies. Schools Embrace Salad Bars as Proven Strategy to Promote Healthy Eating for Students.
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AUSTIN, Texas, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 150 new salad bars will be provided to schools in the U.S. this year. The $500,000 investment will ensure more than 75,000 students will have access to fresh healthy produce at school.

Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D. Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries
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This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are raising awareness and understanding of the urgent global problem of drug resistant bacteria. The public health goal is to spark the change that is needed to ensure antibiotics are used only when necessary and prescribed by a health professional. Raising awareness will also remind all of us to use primary actions like hand and surface hygiene to prevent infections, so the need for considering antibiotics is reduced.

It’s That Time of Year Again – Time to Fight the Flu

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D., Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries
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It’s the middle of fall. And while some are starting to think of the upcoming holiday season, there is another season that should be top of mind for all of us – flu season.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity often begins to increase in October and November, with flu season peaking between December and March. While we might be thinking of holiday meals and shopping lists, we should also be thinking about preventive measures we can all take to reduce the spread of germs that can cause illness.

Ten to Watch: Elisabeth Krow-Lucal, Ph.D.

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Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the CDC

Education: UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, Harvard

2007 Amgen Scholar

Video: Ecolab Food Safety Matters Webinar June

Keeping it Clean in 2015: CDC Research on Ill Workers and Improper Cooling
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Laura Brown, behavioral scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health, discusses CDC findings on restaurant ill worker and food cooling policies and practices as well as recommendations for reducing the frequency of ill workers and improper cooling. Laura leads the design and implementation of the CDC restaurant food safety studies as well the analysis and dissemination of data from those studies.

Private Waste Industry Prepared to Safely Dispose of Materials from Ebola Patients

NW&RA members working hand-in-hand with government agencies to implement a safe removal plan
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The National Waste & Recycling Association is working in concert with the relevant government agencies to develop procedures for removing and treating medical waste material from Ebola patients. 

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The National Waste & Recycling Association is working in concert with the relevant government agencies to develop procedures for removing and treating medical waste material from Ebola patients. 

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