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

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

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

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 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.

PDMP Software Change - Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is scheduled to change its database software system to the Appriss PMP AWARxE system.

News Conference: Healthcare-Associated Infections 2016 Annual Report - Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, a representative of the Alabama Hospital Association, and a member of the Healthcare Data Advisory Council presented findings from the 2016 annual report on November 1, 2017.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines - 2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children have been released.