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Malaysians Are Being Placed Under A Mandatory Iodized Salt Diet To Combat Public Health Problem

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Malaysians are being placed under an iodized salt diet to tackle a nationwide micronutrient deficiency.

Starting September 30, 2020, Malaysia’s supply of edible salts will be mixed with iodine. According to the Health Ministry (MOH), iodine must be added to salt or fine salt – the ones we regularly use for cooking – weighing 20kgs or less, before it can be sold to consumers.

diagram: Iodine is a chemical element found in nature. (Twitter)

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Iodine is a chemical element found in nature. (Twitter)

Why so-dium salty?

This comprehensive dietary change was made following amendments to the national Food Regulations 1985 in 2018 after it was found that Malaysians are suffering from iodine deficiency.

Studies revealed that around 48% of Malaysian children between 8 and 10-years-old lacked iodine in their diets.

Iodine deficiency, as the name suggests, comes from the lack of iodine –

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Public Health Unit Locations – Public Health Units – Health Services in Your Community

Erie St. Clair

Chatham-Kent Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136

435 Grand Avenue West

Chatham, ON   N7M 5L8

Tel  : 519-352-7270
Fax : 519-352-2166

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Lambton Public Health

160 Exmouth Street

Point Edward, ON   N7T 7Z6

Tel : 519-383-8331

Toll : 1-800-667-1839
Fax : 519-383-7092

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Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

1005 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON   N9A 4J8

Tel  : 519-258-2146
Fax : 519-258-6003

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South West

Middlesex-London Health Unit

50 King Street

London, ON   N6A 5L7

Tel : 519-663-5317
Fax : 519-663-9581

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Grey Bruce Health Unit

101 17th Street East

Owen Sound, ON   N4K 0A5

Tel  : 519-376-9420

Toll : 1-800-263-3456


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Public Health

The Division of Public Health brings together all the elements of public health within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

This Division is responsible for preventive and community health programs and services. It is also responsible for the regulation and licensure of health-related professions and occupations, as well as the regulation and licensure of health care facilities and services.

Gary J. Anthone, M.D.
Gary J. Anthone, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Director, Division of Public Health

Among many things, this Division licenses physicians and other health care professionals, ensures the safety of our drinking water, provides HIV counseling and testing, inspects nursing homes and investigates disease outbreaks. Vital Records, which can provide copies of birth and death certificates, is part of this Division, as well.

The Division of Public Health includes public health programs like WIC, Tobacco Free Nebraska, WISEWOMAN, Health Disparities and Health Equity, Vaccines for Children and Emergency Medical Services.


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College of Public Health | Kent State University

The Mission of Kent State University’s College of Public Health is to develop public health leaders and promote sustainable public health innovations in collaboration with community partners in northeast Ohio through teaching, research, and service. 

The Vision of the College is to be a leader in promoting individual well-being and improving public health.

The College is fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health.  It offers bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.  Our faculty and students are engaged in innovative research designed to address some of today’s most important public health issues including substance abuse, active living, chronic disease, violence prevention, and effective management of public health organizations.

The College’s strategic plan is aligned with Kent State University’s priorities of

  • Students First
  • National Distinction
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Regional Impact
  • Organizational Stewardship

We meet our students’ needs by expanding

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Planning for Public Health

Project Background

Across the U.S., local governments are beginning to include goals and objectives that promote public health into their comprehensive plans. These long-term plans impact how people make choices of where to live and how to get around, their ability to access healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, and affect broader issues of social equity, clean air and water, and more.

Understanding the potential for such long-term impacts, the Planning and Community Health Research Center is conducting a multi-year research study to:

  • Identify and determine to what extent municipalities and counties are addressing and integrating public health goals, objectives, and policies in their comprehensive planning efforts.
  • Identify which elements of the plan include health policies, such as land use, open space, transportation, or urban design.
  • Examine and evaluate the clarity, quality and comprehensiveness of public health goals and policies in a sample of the identified plans.
  • Conduct case
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Public Health Services | Public Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View all the latest information on our coronavirus webpage

Public Health Hotline – Tasmania 1800 671 738

Public Health Services works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. We partner with individuals, groups and communities statewide to achieve this outcome.

Because prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure we aim to:

  • protect Tasmanians from public and environmental health hazards
  • prevent and reduce chronic diseases and injuries
  • prepare for and respond to public health emergencies like flu pandemics
  • promote good health
  • reduce inequalities in health.

For more information visit:

  • About Us: includes information about our structure, the Director of Public Health and the Public Health Act
  • Air quality: includes a real-time smoke monitor for Tasmanian regions
  • Communicable diseases: includes information about notifiable disease and their prevention
  • Floods: be careful when you enter properties after floods – they leave behind many hazards
  • Flu and you: all
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Online Master of Public Health Programs

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Eastern Idaho Public Health Home

Please click on COVID-19 Update (above) to take you to more great information.

Latest COVID-19 News:

Eastern Idaho Public Health will be hosting an informational webinar for any business interested in learning more about non-pharmaceutical interventions and criteria recommended to be included in an operational plan for reopening non-essential businesses.  Based on interest, additional webinars will be offered.

Webinar:  Informational Meeting for Eastern Idaho Businesses re: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Consideration in Operating Plans for Reopening from COVID-19 Closures

Date:     Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time:     1:00 PM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial In: (301) 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 995 0292 6566

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COVID-19 Cases by County (as of 4/15/20, 5:00 p.m.)



EIPH COVID-19 Cases by Gener

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Bonneville* 16
Clark 0
Custer 2
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American Medicaid Dentists Public Dental Provider Health State Federal Community Clinic Private Practice Dentistry Assistance

The Medicaid Dentist Directory is a resource for finding federal and state funded programs for providing basic dental services from clinics and individual dentist offices and practices for eligible individuals and families.

Families with children needing dental care may be able to qualify for special funding to obtain health insurance for children with the help of the Federal government. Read more about this popular and growing program.

This website is under development. We continue to compile community, city, state and Federal resources for dental health treatment.

Contact your local State government or local Medicaid office for determining eligibility and the application requirements.

Disability Populations

The National Foundation of Dentistry (NFDH) has developed a program for Dentists to donate certain services for qualifying individuals. Applicants who are either disabled, elderly or medically compromised and have no other way for paying for dental care may be able to secure help in their

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