WCMS supports the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP)Act, with important modifications

March 23, 2017

WCMS supports the  Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act, with important modifications, such as (but not limited to):

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Regional Physician Meeting Held to Address Opioid Abuse Crisis

March 1, 2017

On February 28th,  physicians representing 11 different health care systems, hospitals, and FQHCs met to discuss what physicians are doing across WNC to address the opioid crisis.

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Public Health Alert for Providers from BCHHS: Increase in Reports of Varicella (Chickenpox) Illness

February 22, 2017

Buncombe County Health and Human Services recently has seen an increase in varicella cases in some local schools. While varicella is not a reportable disease, outbreaks are common and we work with school nurses and school administrators to prevent further spread, especially to vulnerable populations.

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Providers and the Community Response to Opioids

February 14, 2017

Last month we explored the reasons for the opioid crisis and the serious potential for addiction with the use of opioids.  As providers, we have become acutely aware of the crisis because of the exponential rate of opioid overdoses and overdose deaths in our community.

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Protect Your Teen: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 13, 2017

As a parent, you would do anything to protect your child from violence but the reality is that teen dating violence impacts almost 1.5 million high school students, according to the CDC. Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average. (Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice and Statistics) February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to reach out to teens to let them know that real love means respect.

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Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process

December 13, 2016

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Updated Health Assessment Forms for NC Public Schools

November 29, 2016

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BCHHS Public Health alert: Flu Season Update

November 3, 2016

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Public Health Alert from BCHHS: Acute Flaccid Myelitis - Provider Guidance

September 23, 2016

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Public Health Update from BCHHS: Zika Guidance Update

September 13, 2016

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Public Health Alert from BCHHS: Prescribing epinephrine for students

September 7, 2016

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Letter from US Surgeon General

August 26, 2016

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Public Health Alert from BCHHS: ACIP Recommendation Against Intranasal Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Flu Season

August 4, 2016

Get key points for upcoming flu season. 

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WCMS Issues Statement on Gun Violence

July 4, 2016

On 7/4/16, the WCMS Association's Executive Committee of the Board issued a statement regarding gun violence.

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Public Health Update from BCHHS: Zika Pregnancy Registry Provider Memo

June 21, 2016

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