There are a variety of reasons why a program or health initiative might not succeed as hoped. One method to improve the odds of success is the Community Readiness Assessment tool. Purdue Extension Health and Human Scienc More... Free Download
Coalitions, partnerships, and strategic alliances are buzzwords in public health. But building a coalition or partnership from scratch can be a daunting task. Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences created a fact she More... Free Download
In Indiana, community leaders make decisions about public spaces such as parks, trails, farmers markets, schools, and Main Streets every day that affect the health and wellness of the community. Using Purdue Extension's More... Free Download
One in five adults in the U.S. deals with mental health issues, and so it is important to understand what ''mental health'' means. This publication, from Purdue University undergraduate nursing students and Purdue Extens More... Free Download
This six-page lesson is designed for use by educators when teaching food safety for fresh produce. Content includes how to choose, store, and clean fresh vegetables in order to minimize the risk of foodborne illness w More...
Describes the habits of the two kinds of ticks commonly found in Indiana. Discusses measures that campers and hikers can take to protect themselves from ticks. Provides suggestions for outdoor and indoor tick control and More... Free Download
Mosquitoes are well known as annoying biting pests and vectors of disease-causing agents to humans and other animals. This publication examines mosquito biology, mosquito-borne diseases, methods of personal protection, a More... Free Download
This publication provides an overview of laws and proposed legislation applying to the sale and use of unpasteurized, or "raw," milk, and answers to 18 common questions about pasteurized and unpasteurized milk. More... Free Download
The common bed bug is one of the most common pests found in human dwellings all over the world, especially in multi-family housing units. Many people, especially property managers and tenants in apartment buildings (comp More... Free Download
This threepage fact sheet in the Invasive Plant Series provides information on identifying and controlling this poisonous weed. The publication, produced in partnership with the Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Manageme More... Free Download
This version of the publication is designed for use on any device supported by the MobiPocket Reader. The publication briefly outlines the immediate steps people can take to recover from a flood. Topics covered include h More... Free Download
This 16-page, PDF publication briefly outlines the immediate steps people can take to recover from a flood. Topics covered include helping yourself, helping your family, caring for pets and livestock, salvaging your keep More... Free Download
This epub designed for use on mobile devices briefly outlines the immediate steps people can take to recover from a flood. Topics covered include helping yourself, helping your family, caring for pets and livestock, salv More... Free Download
The use of antimicrobials (substances that kill or inhibit microorganisms) in food animal production is one of the more controversial agricultural practices in the United States. The author of this 4-page PDF publication More... Free Download
Lice are parasitic insects that must live, feed, and reproduce on the body of a living host. Numerous information sources discuss the lice that are parasites of humans, their public health risk, methods of personal prote More... Free Download
Horse and deer flies are annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, and humans. Their blood sucking habits also raise concerns about possible transmission of disease agents. You are encouraged to learn more about the More... Free Download
Historically, fleas have been involved in devastating epidemics of plague throughout the world. Today in the U. S., fleas primarily are annoying biting pests of pets and people. The most common species is the cat flea, C More... Free Download
Bed bugs are well known as annoying biting pests, and they are increasing in importance, including in hotels and other lodging establishments in the U.S.
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Biting midges are minute to tiny flies that can be severe biting pests of humans, pests, livestock, and wildlife. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about possible involvement in the transmission of disease a More... Free Download
Black flies, known also as "buffalo gnats" and "turkey gnats," are very small, robust flies that are annoying biting pests of wildlife, livestock, poultry, and humans. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about More... Free Download
There is growing concern over a possible link between MRSA (methicillin resistant
Staphylococcus aureus) and livestock production. This publication answers several of the most common questions surrounding this issue.
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For decades, discussions among scientists and the public have focused on the real, predicted, and perceived risks that pesticides pose to people and the environment. Each use of a pesticide poses some level of risk, so i More...
This publication traces the life and activity of an antibiotic from administration to an animal, to excretion in feces or urine, to application to soil as fertilizer, and finally to possible entry into and contamination More... Free Download
This fact sheet contains a list of resources; for example, if you are interested in knowing how to initiate steps to quarantine the infect area and contain the spread of disease, then the contact list says to contact Ind More... Free Download
This publication deals with interaction and dialogue with the public on pesticides and risk communication. Through the news media, the public is made aware of the risks involved with using pesticides and also the bene More...
This publication provides guidance for the public water supply operators and local wellhead protection planning team members who will guide the completion of the contaminant source inventory. It explains the process of i More... Free Download
This publication offers some guidelines for water supply operators and wellhead protection planning teams who must hire a qualified ground water scientist to delineate a wellhead protection area. More... Free Download
This publication describes the fixed radius method to delineate a wellhead protection area, which may be an option for water supply systems that pump, on average, less than 100,000 gallons per day. More... Free Download
This publication describes some ways that the wellhead protection planning team can promote wellhead protection education in their communities. Education is only one part of wellhead protection planning. More... Free Download
This publication provides information for interpreting the drinking water quality report that customers of a public water system receive each year. It also covers types of contamination that can occur, treatment options, More... Free Download
The public and policymakers want clear, definitive answers about pesticides. These answers are based on risk assessment. This publication describes risk assessment and its role in determining the safety of pesticides. More...
Understanding a few basic epidemiological concepts and methods helps comprehend epidemiological findings in scientific journals, media accounts and government documents. The intent of this publication is to provide an ov More...