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ODH Released Guidance for COVID-19 Booster Shots

The Ohio Department of Health has released guidance for vaccine providers regarding booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized a booster dose of the three COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) for eligible...

Register Now: What We Learned About Palliative Care During the Pandemic Fireside Chat

The American Hospital Association, or AHA, Living Learning Network, or LLN, and Center to Advance Palliative Care, CAPC, are coming together from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 for a “fireside chat” webinar on “What We Learned About Palliative Care During the Pandemic – And Why...

November is American Diabetes Month

Every November the American Diabetes Association calls American Diabetes Month the “chance to show the world what life with diabetes is really like.” While the millions living with diabetes share their stories with the world, those at risk are educated and connected with resources on the diabetes epidemic. Learn more about the ADA...

OHA Opioid Dashboard Updated with Q2 Data

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with data through June 30. The data is derived from the nearly 32 million annual coded hospital encounters in Ohio. The release of per-capita rates by county as well as by market area are intended to assist health policymakers, funders and local collaboratives in their work. The data does...

National Drug Take Back Day Set for 10 a.m. Tomorrow

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will host Drug Take Back Day at 10 a.m. tomorrow providing a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Ohio reported over 40,000 pounds of collected prescription drugs during the previous...

ODH Releases Plan for Vaccine Distribution to 5-11 Age Group

The Ohio Department of Health yesterday released its plans for vaccinating children ages 5-11 once they are eligible to receive the vaccine as federal regulators are planning to meet over the next two weeks to weigh the safety and effectiveness of giving low-dose Pfizer vaccines. ODH is expecting an increase in demand and is working to have...

Mark your Calendar: OSHHRA, OSHFM Webinars Scheduled for Next Week

Part two of the 5-part Annual Conference series hosted by the Ohio Society of Health Care Human Resources Administrators, OSHHRA, continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. The webinar “Infectious Disease/COVID-19 Policy Issues – The Short Game and The Long Game” will look at issues associated with COVID-19 infectious disease...

Sepsis Alliance Hosting Disaster Setting Sepsis CE Training

Populations affected by disasters are exposed to a variety of health hazards such as trauma, burns, poor sanitation and mass sheltering – all of which place them at increased risk of infection and sepsis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sepsis Alliance and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, as part...

Registration Now Open for AHA’s 2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

The American Hospital Association’s 2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference is set for Feb. 6-9, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. This event is for leaders to share strategies and resources that will help the rural health system become more integrated and sustainable. Programming will include examining the pandemic’s impact on rural...