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Technological Advances in Public Health

Entering the Superhighway in the '90s
It was 1997. Titanic was a box-office success (and, at the time, the most expensive film ever made); the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent; Bill Clinton was serving his first term as the president; and the health district launched its very first website--all nine pages of it. Read more.

From Cards to Computers: Tools of Outbreak Investigation
Throughout the history of public health, the goal of an outbreak investigation has always been to identify the source and end the outbreak. What’s different today is the technology and speed of how the outbreak investigation is done. Read more.

Public Health Flashback: Diana Lindquist
Administrative secretary Diana Lindquist joined the health district in 1986. Ronald Reagan was president; the USSR still existed; Summerlin wasn’t finished; Otto Ravenholt was the chief health officer; and Diana Lindquist was Diana Lange. Read more.

Managing Shot Records: Then and Now
Record keeping for immunizations has, like everything else in the past 50 years, changed . . . a lot. But some things never change. Read more.

New & Noteworthy
Learn about the new food handler safety training card; access the new Spanish fitness program; check out the services now offered at our new main facility; and find out where you can get a flu shot.. Read more.

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