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Friday, April 16, 2021

    Autism Awareness Month: ‘Light up with Kindness’

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Together, we can create a kinder, more inclusive world. Join the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) as it recognizes the month of April as Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month and World Autism Day on April 2. Throughout the month, ADMH...

    Cullman Regional Launches Online Appointment Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

    Cullman, AL – Cullman Regional recently launched an online scheduling tool to allow community members to self-schedule themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients can access the online form at CullmanVaccine.com. Appointment slots will open up five days prior to any available clinics based on Cullman...

    Poll of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy finds Alabamians take COVID-19 seriously, but reluctance exists among all groups ; authenticity is needed in messaging

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A poll to better understand  the reluctance to take the COVID-19 vaccine among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Tribal Nations was conducted by the Bruno Event Team for the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). A federal grant funded the poll of...

    FEMA to reimburse families for funerals of loved ones who died from COVID-19

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday FEMA announced it is setting up a program to help reimburse families funeral costs of loved who died from COVID-19.   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during...

    NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK: Linking Students with Scientists and Experts to Counteract Drug and Alcohol Myths

    Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) celebrates and supports the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW®), along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The weeklong observance,...

    Ivey announces locations for National Guard mobile vaccination clinics

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey Thursday announced the locations for the Alabama National Guard’s (ALNG’s) mobile vaccination clinics across 24 rural counties. As part of Ivey’s activation of the ALNG to support the state’s COVID-19 response, beginning March 23, the mobile vaccination teams...

    Cullman Regional receives emergency CON approval for expansion project

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Health Care Authority of Cullman County/ Cullman Regional Board of Directors this week announced that they have received Emergency Alabama Certificate of Need (CON) approval to add an additional 30 beds to the hospital, including 13 additional critical care beds.   During...

    Cullman Research Center holds grand opening

    (Janet Chandler for The Cullman Tribune)
    “Today's Research...Tomorrow's Medicine”    On Tuesday Cullman Research Center, located at 909 Graham St. SW Suite C, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony arranged by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event saw a cheerful turnout, despite the gray weather. Lunch was provided...

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Are Preparing For Inclement Weather

      MADISON, Ala. - In the coming days, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will continue to work with local hospitals, providing them with blood products. It’s important to note that blood is a priority during a storm that may result in bodily injuries to individuals. Trauma...

    ADPH expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people 55+, those with certain medical conditions

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the population defined...