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Riverfront Alabama News
Personnel Board reinstates two ADPH workers fired for being at viral Montgomery Riverfront brawl

On Wednesday, the State of Alabama’s Personnel Board reversed the firings of two employees terminated by the Alabama Department of Public Health in August after video and social media posts revealed their presence at the viral Montgomery Riverfront brawl.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: Bill changing State Health Officer appointment coming in 2024, despite recent ADPH rule change

State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) says he still plans to file a bill changing the appointment method of the State Health Officer despite a recent administrative rule passed by the Alabama Department of Public Health limiting the emergency powers of the State Health Officer.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'What we have in Alabama with regard to the medical field is an oligarchy'

On Friday's broadcast of Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) reacted to the Alabama Department of Public Health's (ADPH) self-imposed "accountability measures," and if those would be sufficient for the power-wielding agency to avoid action from the Alabama Legislature.

Dr. Heather Skanes Alabama News
Circuit judge blocks ADPH birthing center rules from taking effect

A circuit judge recently filed an injunction, blocking new Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) ruled governing birth centers from taking effect.   

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ADPH passes birthing center rules, despite ongoing lawsuit

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday passed regulations for privately owned and operated birth centers, despite an ongoing lawsuit challenging the rules.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris salary tops $328,000 after 7% raise

Despite making controversial statements earlier this year and being under the scrutiny of some Republican lawmakers, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is getting a raise. 

Dr. Heather Skanes Alabama News
ACLU files lawsuit against Alabama Department of Public Health on behalf of doctors, birthing center owners, midwives

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama filed a lawsuit on behalf of several doctors and midwives against the Alabama Department of Public Health to combat proposed rules by ADPH to regulate birth centers in Alabama.

Birthing Center Alabama News
Advocates speak out against proposed ADPH regulations for birthing centers

Women, doulas, doctors, midwives and other sundry birthing advocates from all over the country, many with children in tow, showed up in Montgomery on Thursday to protest proposed regulatory rules from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on birthing centers.

Givhan Alabama News
Givhan says bill reining in State Health Officer power about accountability — 'State health department is not accountable to the people whatsoever'

Last week, off-the-cuff remarks given by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris at a University of Alabama at Birmingham event breathed new life into legislation offered by State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) to reform the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Ivey on ADPH's Scott Harris transgender legislation remarks: 'I didn't read the speech — but we need to protect our children'

State Health Officer Scott Harris does not want lawmakers to make is office accountable to an elected official like all other state agency heads.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris rips efforts to make his post accountable to an elected official; Says Medicaid expansion opposition based on a 'racist assumption'

State Health Officer Scott Harris rejects efforts by lawmakers to make his office accountable to an elected official like other state agency heads.

Ed Oliver Alabama News
Effort underway to create oversight board to handle disputes between ADPH, assisted living facilities

House Bill 134 (HB134) by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) would create a new board designed to help resolve disputes between assisted living facilities and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Alabama Department of Public Health now advertising WIC benefits to same-sex couples

The Alabama Department of Public Health is advertising the WIC program “no matter your family structure.”

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Alabama Department of Public Health ramps up advertising spending 500% since 2018

Advertising expenses at the Alabama Department of Public Health increased by over 500% from fiscal years 2018 to 2022.

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‘Stop Judging; Start Healing’ summit to alter language around substance use disorder

"Stop Judging; Start Healing," a summit seeking to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, will make eight stops in 2023.

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Alabama experiencing one of the worst flu outbreaks in the country, especially among children

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Alabama might be experiencing one of the worst flu outbreaks in the country this season.

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Opioid overdoses: How does Alabama compare to other states?

Opioid overdoses topped the list of leading causes of death in the U.S., surpassing vehicular-related death, in 2019 ... But where does Alabama stand in the opioid epidemic?

child vaccine Alabama News
ADPH recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for students; some doctors disagree

"Getting children all recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to help protect their kids’ health, the health of their classmates, and their community," ADPH wrote in a statement.

Monkeypox virus Alabama News
Alabama receives first shipment of monkeypox vaccine

If you have been exposed to monkeypox you may be eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine, which is now available from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Monkeypox virus Alabama News
Two cases of monkeypox diagnosed in Alabama

" Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has monkeypox," the Alabama Department of Public Health warned after a Mobile person has been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus - the first case in Alabama

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A second victim has died after being attacked by dogs in April

Michelle Sheeks, a Red Bay resident, has passed away in hospital after reportedly being attacked by a pack of dogs owned by a local resident in April.

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Alabama Department of Public Health releases guidelines for vaccinating Infants and toddlers

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced official guidelines for vaccinating infants and toddlers.

Vaccine Alabama News
Alabama to order COVID vaccines for kids, Concerned Doctors group warn of dangers

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced plans to follow federal guidelines in allowing COVID-19 vaccinations for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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ADPH recommends children receive COVID-19 boosters, Concerned Doctors disagree

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have granted emergency use authorization for children ages 5 to 11 to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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Alabama Department of Public Health addresses baby formula shortage

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is addressing the recent nationwide shortages in baby formula.

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State records 278 COVID deaths so far this year, FDA halts some treatments

COVID-19 cases in Alabama are soaring this month and the FDA has halted some treatments, saying they aren’t going to work against the...

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53,179 Alabamians test positive for COVID in past week

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reported that 53,179 Alabamians tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. The spread...

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