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According to information recently made public, the Arkansas Health Department is planning to eliminate it’s Home Health Program some time in the next several months. Our general fund budgets are far less likely to support tobacco cessation programs than they once were, and health insurance, including Medicaid, doesn’t reimburse enough for us to support cessation programs by billing insurances—but still, we want to be able to say we’re doing something.

In this article, our objectives are to describe 1) highlights of what being an EIP site has meant for participating health departments and associated academic centers, including accomplishments and challenges, and 2) the synergy between the state and federal levels that has resulted from the collaborative relationship.

The Board of Health proposes to consider and adopt local rules as described above at its regular meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 5:30 P.M. at the Wilkes County Health Department in Wilkesboro, N.C. This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of G.S. 130A-39(d).health department

Diseases with new surveillance data for local use have included neonatal GBS and MRSA infections, invasive GAS disease and pneumococcal disease, non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), hospitalizations for influenza, C. difficile diarrhea (community- and health care-associated), and precancerous lesions caused by HPV infection.

If there are public comments, the Board of Health will review comments provided in writing or by email in advance of that meeting and will entertain anyone wishing to speak about the rules during the public comment section of the Board of Health meeting.health departmenthealth department