2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - ADPH is in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who is closely monitoring an evolving outbreak caused by the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. At this time, no 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases have been identified in Alabama.

Stop Judging. Start Healing. Campaign - ADPH and the Alabama Department of Mental Health launch a statewide campaign, Stop Judging. Start Healing., aimed at assisting friends, family, physicians, mental health care clinicians, substance abuse prevention and treatment providers and all people in Alabama to change the way we speak about individuals with mental health illness, substance and opioid use disorders, HIV and Hepatitis C.

Vape-Related Pulmonary Illnesses - ADPH joins other state health departments in requesting health care providers report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. ADPH publishes the number of cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping on this website.

Third Annual Share Your Smile Contest - Our Oral Health Office launched its third annual smile photo contest open to third grade students who live in Alabama in November. The deadline for photo submissions is December 10. Winners will be announced January 31, 2020.

Survey for Alabama Youth - ADPH is conducting a survey of youth to improve the well-being of pregnant women, infants, children, including children with special health care needs, and their families in the state. The survey only takes five minutes to complete. Deadline is November 15.

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Candlelight Memorial in Honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day - Join us on October 15 for the "International Wave of Light," a lighting of candles, as we remember and honor those that left our lives too soon due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.

2019 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit - Join us for the 2019 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit on September 26-27 in Prattville. There will be plenary and breakout sessions focused on equity, breastfeeding, mental health, and more. CEUs will be provided to social workers and nurses. The deadline to register is September 13.

Focus Rallies for 7-12 Graders and Adults - The 17th Annual FOCUS Rally, an annual event for students in grades 7-12 and adult school chaperones, is being held in Tuscaloosa on September 10, and Talladega on September 18. This year's keynote speaker is Noah Galloway. Topics include: vaping, opiate epidemic, bullying, suicide, and more.

Twelfth Annual Women's Health Update - The Office of Women's Health Twelfth Annual Women's Health Update will be held Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Grandview Medical Center Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama. Continuing education units for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, and other health care providers are available.

Regional Training for After School - Teachers and after-school staff are invited to a series of free training sessions featuring education specialist Dr. Gale Gorke who will cover the following topics: Engagement - The "Unselfie;" Nutrition and Self Care; Empathy - Violence Prevention; and Special Needs and Inclusion on July 22 (Huntsville), July 23 (Pelham), July 24 (Greenville) and July 25 (Mobile).

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