Notices

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

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.

100 Alabama Miles Challenge - The 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 and connecting with fellow participants. Join today at 100alabamamiles.org.

Opioid Council Report - Attorney General Steve Marshall, Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear and Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announce issuance of Opioid Council report.

News Conference on Flu Activity in Alabama - On Friday, January 12, we held a news conference to discuss the major seasonal flu situation in Alabama. Watch it on demand at alabamapublichealth.gov/alphtn.

Scale Back Alabama 2018 - Weigh-Out Week for Scale Back Alabama 2018 ended on April 8. Congratulations to everyone who participated! The 2018 Finale takes place on Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 10 a.m. CST. Tune in via ALPHTN at alabamapublichealth.gov/alphtn to find out if you’re one of this year’s prize winners.

Alabama Board of Nursing Alert - The Alabama Board of Nursing has become aware that nurses employed by home infusion companies operating in Alabama are delivering nursing services and nursing care infusion therapy services to include PICC lines and intrathecal infusions. These procedures are considered practice beyond basic nursing education, and nurses may not perform these procedures in Alabama unless they are doing so pursuant to a standardized procedure which has been approved in accordance with the requirements of Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code § 610-X-6-.12.