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Safe Injection Connection Training Class

NC Division of Public Health

FREE half-day injection safety training program, Safe Injection Connection, will be offered by the NC DPH on Thursday, September 25, 2014 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 Marilee Johnson at marilee.johnson[at]dhhs.nc[dot]gov.

NC One & Only Campaign Attends Gathering To Raise Awareness in Community

On November 3rd, The One & Only Campaign travelled to Red Springs, NC, to a gathering hosted by Johnny Robertson, a Hepatitis C outbreak survivor. The gathering included, HonoReform's own Evelyn McKnight, of Fremont, Nebraska, Hepatitis C outbreak survivor and author of A Never Event.  Members of the community, including representatives from local community colleges, Rotary International and American Red Cross attended to learn about the campaign to prevent unsafe injection practices in health care settings.  Read more

Read NC Outbreak Survivor's personal story on the HonoReform Blog

 "Service above self"--Survivor of a Hepatitis C outbreak at a NC cardiology clinic shares his story on the HonoReform Blog. He tells how the 2008 outbreak changed his life and what he is doing to help others. Read more

One & Only Campaign reinforces message at NC APIC Conference (Oct 2013)

The One & Only Campaign handed out brochures to over 100 attendees at the North Carolina Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc (APIC). The famous book, A Never Event, by Evelyn McKnight, was raffled to attendees. Pam Isaacs, RN of Duke Medical Center was delighted to be the winner. Infection Preventionists praised the resources available with the campaign.

One & Only Campaign exhibit offers information on safe diabetes care at the NCALTCF Convention (September 2013)

The One & Only Campaign exhibits at the 2013,  North Carolina Association, Long Term Care Facilities (NCALTCF) TradeShow "Drivers of Successful Change." The campaign coordinator, Marilee Johnson, gave print materials that highlight safe diabetes care to assisted living owners and administrators attending the conference.  HonoReform sponsored a raffle for the book, A Never Event, by Evelyn McKnight. This book tells the story of the largest outbreak of hepatitis C in American healthcare history.

State Injection Safety Resources

Diabetes and Viral Hepatitis: Important Information on Safe Diabetes Care

Click here to view and download the new NC DPH publication "Diabetes and Viral Hepatitis: Important Information on Safe Diabetes Care."

Infection Control Report Blog

Information from NC SPICE and NC DPH about healthcare-associated infections, including injection safety, can be found at the Infection Control Report Blog.

2012 NC Communicable Disease Conference Poster

Click here to see the 2012 Communicable Disease Conference poster from the NC One & Only Campaign.