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CDC Funds ADPH with Over $40 Million Grant to Address COVID-19 Related Health Disparities

CDC has awarded the Alabama Department of Public Health $40,452,096 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health department capacity and services. This is CDC’s largest investment to date to improve health equity in the United States.

ADPH Now Offering At-Home STD/HIV Testing Kits

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) began offering STD/HIV home specimen collection and laboratory testing kits to all Alabama residents ages 12 and older beginning June 7.

The ADPH Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control has collaborated with Binx Health to implement home delivery STD/HIV specimen collection and laboratory test kits by mail.

Alabama’s Fight Against Opioid Overdose Deaths in the State

The Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council is raising awareness about the increased number of opioid overdose deaths in the year 2020. According to the CDC There were over 81,230 drug overdose deaths in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, The largest number ever recorded for a 12-month period. In the state of Alabama Drug…

New COVID-19 Alabama School Dashboard Released

ADPH School Dashboard for the Week of April 16, 2021 The Alabama Department of Public Health has released a new school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of April 16. The latest report shows a increase from last week. Overall, there were 334 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, up from 257 the week before. The dashboard doesn’t…

Alabama Department of Public Health COVID Vaccination Updates

ADPH announced that despite dealing with weather related complications, the Alabama National Guard clinics are giving out as many vaccinations as they can each day. The highest amount so far was on the first day in Covington County with over 800 vaccinations. Officials say that even though the other states have a wider age limit on eligibility for the vaccine,…

Alabama National Guard Begins COVID Vaccination Clinics in Rural Areas

The National Guard began its first round of vaccination clinics in Andalusia and Livingston, Alabama today to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations. The goal for the clinics is to give out roughly 1,100 vaccinations per day. They began giving out vaccinations at 9 am and before they opened, residents were already lined up eager to begin their treatment. The clinics close at…

Vaccination Phase 1C Opens, Health Officials Say ‘Supply doesn’t meet Demand’

As of Monday, Alabama opens up vaccination eligibility to two million more Alabamians in Phase 1-C. Dr. Karen Landers, ADPH, says currently the vaccine supply is less than the demand. Though, the process is still moving upward. “Even during the week we had bad weather,” said Dr. Landers, “We’re continuing to give more and more vaccines each week…” Some residents…

New Dashboard Shows COVID-19 Cases Dropping in Alabama Schools

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released its newest school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of March 5. The latest report shows another drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public Schools, are all-virtual. Overall, there were 672 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, down from 848 the…

Troy University to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to the Public

Troy University is working with the Alabama Department of Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations starting Thursday at 9 a.m. Vaccines will be administered at the Health Center located next to the Trojan Center on campus. Troy University has received 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The university says distribution will strictly follow the guidelines determined by the Alabama Department…

New COVID-19 Alabama School Dashboard Released

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released an updated school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of February 26. The latest report shows another drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public Schools, are all-virtual. Overall, there were 848 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, down from 981 the…