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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Connecticut Department of Public Health Achieves National Public Health Accreditation
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today learned it has been awarded national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Earning this five-year accreditation status signifies that DPH has met or exceeded rigorous, nationally recognized, evidence-based public health standards, a distinction that only 20 other states have achieved.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Connecticut Receives A- From Environmental Defense Fund for Lead Pipe Disclosure Policies for Homebuyers
  The state Departments of Consumer Protection (DCP) and Public Health (DPH) today announced that Connecticut has received a grade of A- in a new report issued by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) grading all 50 states on lead pipe disclosure policies. Connecticut was one of only three states to receive the highest grade awarded, while 20 states received a D or F.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Governor Malloy and Department of Public Health Unveil Springtime Awareness Campaign Aimed at Travelers Heading to Areas Affected by Zika Virus
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today announced the launch of a new springtime public awareness campaign aimed at warning travelers heading to the Caribbean and other areas where the Zika virus is being actively transmitted about the risk of contracting the virus. Television and radio ads in both English and Spanish that target college students on spring break and other travelers began airing statewide and online on February 27 and will run through the end of March.

Thursday, March 09, 2017
DPH Investigates Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Related to NY-based Vulto Creamery
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today it has been involved with an investigation concerning a multi-state outbreak of six confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes. Patients sickened in this outbreak were reported from Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Vermont and range in age from 0 to 89.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
DPH Encourages CT Residents to Eat Healthy and Move More during National Nutrition Month
  In conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is celebrating National Nutrition Month during the month of March. The National Nutrition Month® theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The theme focuses on inspiring and helping individuals develop long-lasting eating and exercise behaviors by making small changes over time.

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.