The following are notices and announcements issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

"Share Your Smile With Alabama" News Conference - To kick off February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Oral Health Office held a news conference in the Health Department’s Video Communications Studio at 10:00 a.m. (CT) Friday, February 1 to announce the winners of its second annual smile photo contest for third grade students in Alabama.

Second Annual Share Your Smile Contest - Our Oral Health Office launched its second annual smile photo contest open to third grade students who live in Alabama in November. The deadline for photo submissions was November 28. Winners will be invited to attend a live news conference to be held on February 1.

Annual License Renewal for 2019 - The Online License Renewal period for 2019 has begun. All 2018 health care facility licenses expire December 31, 2018. Any health care facility that does not renew its license by December 31, 2018 or renew its license and pay the accrued late fees by January 31, 2019, is no longer licensed.

Infant Mortality Reduction Summit - On September 14, 2018, the Alabama Perinatal Program hosted the 2018 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit to discuss the state of infant mortality in Alabama. You may view the agenda, presentations, and videos from the Summit on our website.

Scale Back Alabama Kicks Off in January - Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. The 2019 competition kicks off January 15. Visit their website for more information.

Boaters, Anglers, Paddlers, and Swimmers - The Alabama Department of Environmental Management provides statewide water quality information and maps on current sewage spills, treated sewage discharge points, fish consumption advisory locations, and coastal beach monitoring. For more information, visit their website or call (334) 271-7700.

2018 Fish Consumption Advisory - ADPH annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). New and updated consumption advisories issued for the 36 bodies of water tested are now available.

Tips From Former Smokers® News Conference - ADPH held a satellite news conference featuring Tips From Former Smokers® Spokesperson Tiffany on May 23, 2018. The conference is now available on demand.

2017 Annual Report - Our most recent annual report featuring our activities in 2017 is available online.

Environmental Study in Lowndes County Fails to Prove Hookworm Infection - While ADPH continues to monitor the counties in the West Central and Southwestern districts of Alabama for evidence of gastrointestinal (GI) outbreaks, there is currently no evidence of an increased incidence of GI outbreaks in these ADPH Districts than in other parts of Alabama.