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Friday, April 21, 2017
CT Doctor Receives CDC’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award During National Infant Immunization
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM, of the Yale School of Public Health, has been named CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunization in the state of Connecticut. Thirty four Champion awards were given out by the CDC this year across the U.S. as part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW).

Thursday, April 20, 2017
DPH Sponsors Perinatal/Infant Oral Health Inter-Professional Summit
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health is presenting the Perinatal/Infant Oral Health Inter-Professional Summit, along with its partners, the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership and Connecticut State Dental Association. This two-day summit offers 6 CEU credits per day at no charge, and is open to medical, dental, and various health and social service professionals throughout the state.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
DPH Releases Annual Fish Advisory, "If I Catch It, Can I Eat It?" With Updated Guidance on Fish Caught on the Housatonic River
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the release of the 2017 edition of If I Catch It, Can I Eat It? A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in Connecticut. DPH has updated the guide in response to new sampling data that has indicated higher levels of fish contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Housatonic River and the lakes – Lillinonah, Zoar and Housatonic – that are fed by the river. These PCBs are associated with the former General Electric Company (GE) transformer manufacturing facility in Pittsfield, MA.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
State Agencies Encourage Connecticut School Districts to Promote Healthy School Environments
  Connecticut law requires every school district to adopt and implement an indoor air quality program that provides for the maintenance and improvement of the indoor air quality of its facilities. School districts are also required to implement a green cleaning products program for cleaning and maintaining school buildings and facilities.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Governor Malloy Releases State Toolkit Providing Resources for Families Concerned About Immigration Enforcement
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has released a toolkit developed by his office, several Connecticut state agencies, and relevant stakeholders to provide a user-friendly, step-by-step guide for parents who want to have a plan in place for a friend of family member to care for their children in the event that they are detained or deported.

Friday, November 04, 2016
Fall Clean-Up: A Great Time to Think About CO Safety
  During fall clean-up, we are busy doing a number of tasks to spruce up our homes and get ready for cold weather. This is a great time to review activities, practices, and equipment to keep us safe from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Connecticut has a yearly average of 390 emergency department visits and 20 inpatient hospital stays due to non-fire related CO poisonings.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Voluntary Recall Notice Announced on Medical Device Commonly Used to Deliver Overdose Reversal Medicine
  Teleflex Medical has issued a voluntary recall of LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device. This device is commonly used to deliver naloxone, a life‐saving drug used in the event of a suspected drug overdose. The device is also used to administer medication for life‐threatening hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.