Office of Public Health Practice Presents Zika Information to Birmingham Community

Office of Public Health Practice Zika Activities from July – September 2016

The OPHP presented information to the Citizens Advisory Board on 7/18/2016 and to Birmingham City Council on 7/19/2016.  The OPHP created scripts for Zika and mosquito control awareness (Facts everyone should know about Zika and tips for mosquito control). Birmingham Mayor, William Bell voiced these scripts and distributed them via automated phone messages across Birmingham.

Dr. Lisa McCormick, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Program Managers, Meena Nabavi and Elena Kidd distributed and presented packets of Zika and mosquito control information to the following groups and neighborhood associations –

·      South Park Seventh Day Adventist Health Fair (200 packets)

·      Clone of Health Impact Assessment community Meeting (30 packets)

·      Councilwoman Kim Rafferty (200 packets )

·      Jefferson County EMA Be Ready Day booth distributing over 400 ZIKA coloring books to kids (2-5 grade).

·      Wenonah High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) group (200 packets for parents)

·      Highland Park, Crestwood North, Crestwood South, Glen Iris Neighborhood Associations (25-50 packets each)

·      Additionally, packets of 25 were distributed to groups, churches, and schools/daycare centers at town hall meetings. 


Date Locations # In Attendance
8/11/2016 Roosevelt City Recreation Center 125
8/15/2016 Brownsville Heights Recreation Center 100
8/18/2016 Harrison Recreation Center 65
8/22/2016 Hooper City Recreation Center 90
8/29/2016 Ensley Recreation Center 120
8/30/2016 East Pinson Valley Recreation Center 60
9/1/2016 Fountain Heights Recreation Center 130
9/6/2016 McElwain Baptist Church 100
9/20/2016 Highland Golf Course 100
Total Attendance   890 Birmingham Citizens Reached