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Public Health Matters Newsletters

The Clinical Public Health group publishes the Public Health Matters newsletters to address issues relevant to Veterans and clinicians who serve them.

Winter 2014 - Issue 9 (514 KB, PDF)

  • Lessons Learned from a Hospital Case of Rabies: Infection Control and Public Health
  • VA Providers Key in State and Federal HIV Prevention Efforts

Winter 2012 - Issue 8 (1.7 MB, PDF)

  • The State of Hepatitis C Care in the VA
  • Training Providers to Use Brief Interventions and Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol Use in Veterans with Hepatitis C

May 2011 - Issue 7 (1.5 MB, PDF)

  • Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Clinical Practice for Veterans with PTSD
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections and Influenza Surveillance System (HAIISS): Detecting and Monitoring Health Care-Associated Infections in the Veterans Health Administration

June 2010 - Issue 6 (683 KB, PDF)

  • The Landscape of HIV Care across the Veterans Health Administration: A National Snapshot
  • Changing the Culture of HIV Testing in the VA: Lessons from the Medical Center in Washington, DC

October 2009 - Issue 5 (760 KB, PDF)

  • Preventing Seasonal Influenza in the Veterans Health Administration
  • Best Practices: Bringing HIV Testing Closer to Patients

March 2009 - Issue 4 (1.28 MB, PDF)

  • Addressing Behavioral Factors to Improve Liver Health
  • THRIVE: A Hospital Outreach Team Improving Public Health, One Veteran at a Time

October 2008 - Issue 3 (587 KB, PDF)

  • Smoking Among Individuals with a Mental Illness: Prevalence, Impact, and Interventions
  • Best Practices - Building Successful Influenza Prevention Programs

March 2008 - Issue 2 (1.07 MB, PDF)

  • Managing HIV Infection in the Era of Viral Control
  • Promoting Women's Health Through Gender-Specific Smoking Cessation Services

September 2007 - Issue 1 (581 KB, PDF)

  • Numbers for Knowledge, Knowledge for Care
  • Rapid Oral Test and iMed Consent Significantly Increase HIV Testing Rates

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