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The Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Hospital Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama are encouraging Alabamians to get a flu shot with the No Time for Flu campaign. Helpful information and additional resources t…

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Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday welcomed a special guest to the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Service Dog Ivey is a highly trained, 12-week-old Labrador Retriever that could serve as either a mobility assistance dog or a seizure alert dog.  

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The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association has been awarded a grant by the Alabama Tourism Department to coordinate hospitality training sessions designed to stimulate sustainable tourism, economic development, and business and community growth in select locations throughout central, sout…

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Shamari Cooke never expected that downloading a free app called Count the Kicks to track her baby’s movements during pregnancy would help save her daughter’s life. During pregnancy, Shamari learned about the importance of kick counting from her obstetrician/gynecologist, who suggested she us…

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and supplemental foods, and serves pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 whose family income is up to 185 percent of the federal poverty l…

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The Jefferson County Commission approved a resolution at its Thursday, August 11, 2022, meeting declaring August 2022 “National Black Business Month” in Jefferson County. Jefferson County recognizes the importance that Black Owned businesses play in the county’s economic viability. Commissio…

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Jefferson County is issuing a no contact advisory for portions of Patton Creek, due to sewer line damage from creek bank erosion. Repair efforts are underway to stop the overflow but in an abundance of caution, Jefferson County recommends the public avoid contact with Patton Creek from I- 65…

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Sozo Trading Co., located in the Avondale community in Birmingham, has been honored with the 2022 Career Partner Award presented by the Horizons School in Birmingham. The award will be presented during the school’s 27th Commencement Ceremonyat 10 a.m. on Friday August 12, 2022 in the histori…

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to respond to additional cases of monkeypox in the state and follow guidance from the  Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in this national public health emergency. As of August 8, ADPH reports 19 cases in Alabama. More c…

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Now is the time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines before the start of school. 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. Childh…

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) received the initial allocation of more than 200 doses of vaccine for monkeypox virus infection on July 21, with additional doses expected to be delivered soon. To help prevent illness from the virus, ADPH will offer vaccine and monitor for earl…

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