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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. Below are links to our most recent newsletters.

Winter 2012 - Issue 8 (1.7 MB, PDF)

  • Addresses the state of Hepatitis C care in the VA
  • Promotes our training program, Brief Interventions for Hazardous Drinking in Patients with Hepatitis C

May 2011 - Issue 7 (1.5 MB, PDF)

  • Explores the integration of smoking cessation into clinical care for Veterans with post-tramatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Profiles development of the Healthcare-Associated Infections and Influenza Surveillance System (HAIISS) and its utility

June 2010 - Issue 6 (683 KB, PDF)

  • Dedicated to the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
  • Profiles HIV care across the VHA and lessons learned by one VA medical center implementing routine HIV screening

October 2009 - Issue 5 (760 KB, PDF)

  • Preventing seasonal flu and improving vaccination rates for Veterans and healthcare workers
  • Promoting HIV testing and new verbal consent policies for HIV testing

March 2009 - Issue 4 (1.28 MB, PDF)

  • Addressing behavioral factors to improve liver health
  • Addressing public health needs for homeless Veterans

October 2008 - Issue 3 (587 KB, PDF)

  • Smoking among individuals with a mental illness: Prevalence, impact and interventions
  • Best practices for 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)

  • Hepatitis C Care in the Veterans Health Administration
  • Using rapid oral HIV testing to eliminate barriers to HIV testing

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