News & Events
Safe Injection Connection Training Class
FREE half-day injection safety training program, Safe Injection Connection, will be offered by the NC DPH on Monday, September 21, 2015 from 8:30am-12:30pm in Raleigh, NC. Participants will be part of a network of trainers to educate healthcare providers (physician offices, outpatient clinics, adult care homes, etc) about safe injection practices. If you want to be part of this important campaign, register for this course! Contact Tresor Medju at tresor.medju[at]dhhs.nc[dot]gov.
"Service above self"-- Survivor of a Hepatitis C outbreak at a NC cardiology clinic shares his story on the HonoReform Blog. HonoReform has become a place for survivors of other injection safety outbreaks to come together to share their stories and offer hope, encouragement and education. This informative website offers material through resources, blogs and contacts to share what is being done to help others. Read more
NC DPH Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Program now has an Injection Safety Webpage (April 2013)
NC providers and patients can now start learning about safe injection practices right on the NC DPH website! Key messages about safe injection practices are provided, along with links to the One & Only Campaign and CDC injection safety and safe diabetes care websites.
Click here to visit the page.
The Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (NC SPICE) and the NC DPH are embarking on a new communication collaboration. The SPICE-sponsored "Infection Control Report" blog will have current information, literature and news from NC infection prevention experts, including information about injection safety and the One & Only Campaign.
N.C. DHHS Cautions Against Sharing Diabetes Care Equipment (March 2013)
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release on March 14th cautioning diabetic patients to protect themselves against the risk of disease transmission from shared insulin pens. This warning came after the recent report of insulin pens being used on more than one patient at a North Carolina-based hospital, as well as two New York hospitals earlier this year. Click here to view the press release.