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Public Health Informatics Institute
8/15/2018

The preeminent event of the public health informatics field, the Public Health Informatics Conference, is coming up next week, from August 20-23. This conference is hosted by NACCHO and CDC in Atlanta once every two years and draws informaticians from all over the country to share innovations and lessons learned. In anticipation of this major informatics event, I spoke to Dr. Umair Shah, former President of NACCHO and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Texas about why he's looking forward to PHIC and what he thinks attendees will get out of it.

Houstonia
8/15/2018

LAST MONTH, Houstonia reported that Harris County has the seventh highest vaccination opt-out rate in the U.S. While a parent can choose to opt-out of immunizing their children for religious or philosophical reasons, the state of Texas requires seven different vaccines for school-aged children.

Houston Chronicle
8/13/2018

Harris County Animal Shelter will host a "Check the Chip" event to encouraged owners to check, update microchip info.

KHOU11
8/10/2018

While a Zika diagnosis for pregnant women does not guarantee birth defects, doctors want the public to know Zika is still very much a concern.

ABC7: Eyewitness News Chicago
8/10/2018

HOUSTON, Texas -- A young Houston mom is sharing her family's heartbreak after her 2-year-old son was born with defects caused by the Zika virus.

Univision 45
8/9/2018

En los primeros meses de gestación, la colombiana Leidys Quiñonez recuerda haber estado enferma de una gripe que le duró varios días, pero nunca sospechó que lo que tenía en su sistema era el virus del Zika. El día que su hijo Jacob nació supo que tenía microcefalia, un trastorno que afecta la cabeza del bebé.

ABC13: Eyewitness News
8/9/2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A young Houston mom is sharing her family's heartbreak after her 2-year-old son was born with defects caused by the Zika virus.

Houston Chronicle
8/8/2018

The Harris County Animal Shelter website offers tips on choosing a pet and information on how to adopt. Adoption fees are $80 for puppies, $50 for dogs, $20 for dogs over 5 years old, $35 for kittens, $20 for cats and $10 for cats over 5 years old.

Houston Chronicle
8/8/2018

The Harris County Animal Shelter website offers tips on choosing a pet and information on how to adopt. Adoption fees are $80 for puppies, $50 for dogs, $20 for dogs over 5 years old, $35 for kittens, $20 for cats and $10 for cats over 5 years old.

NACCHO Voice
8/2/2018

[Dr. Umair A. Shah] Describes How LHDs Can Combat the “#InvisibilityCrisis”

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