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

2019 Fish Consumption Advisories - 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 40 bodies of water tested can be found on our Toxicology website.

Alabama 2020 Census - The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the United States every 10 years. The Census affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. The next Census is set for April 1, 2020. You can respond in three ways: online, telephone or traditional paper form.

Back-To-School Vaccines - Parents must submit an up-to-date Certificate of Immunization for each child planning to attend any Alabama school or child care center. See our list of recommended vaccines to make sure your child is on schedule.

Foodborne Illness Complaint Form - Did a meal make you sick? ADPH uses information from foodborne illness complaints to better identify and investigate illness and food establishments. If you got sick after eating at a restaurant or a catered event, please fill out our Foodborne Illness Complaint Form.

Health Issues and Challenges Survey - ADPH asks all Alabamians, 19 and older, to complete a short online survey. Knowing what Alabama communities consider the most important issues will help ADPH serve all communities better in the future.

Measles in Alabama - The ADPH Immunization Division investigates reports of suspected measles. ADPH urges that all persons know their measles vaccine status. For more information about measles disease and vaccine, visit our Immunization website.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Events - Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal at events scheduled for April 23, 24, 25, and 27.

100 Alabama Miles Challenge - 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is a statewide program designed to inspire all Alabamians to kick-start an active, healthy lifestyle while exploring our beautiful state. Now in its second year, the Challenge officially kicks off the 2019 season on Saturday, March 2 with a public event held at Birmingham’s Railroad Park at 9:00 a.m.

"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.