Pompano Beach Chamber hosts CEO roundtable
POMPANO BEACH — The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual CEO Roundtable 7:45 a.m. April 7 at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N. Federal Highway, at the Pompano Beach Golf Course.
The roundtable will feature Pompano Beach City Manager Dennis Beach, who will give an update on happenings in and around the city.
Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. RSVP by calling 954-941-2940 or visiting www.pompanobeachchamber.com.
Spring Fling at Palm Springs Middle features music, fun
PALM SPRINGS — The community is invited to an afternoon of art, music and fun on Saturday as Palm Springs Middle School presents its annual Spring Fling.
The event will feature a creative street painting festival with artists from the school and Florida Atlantic University’s art school, a “Best in Hoops” four-on-four basketball tournament featuring 16 teams and performance by the school’s Storm Band, steel drums, jazz band, philharmonic strings, musical theatre, chorus and dance groups.
Spring Fling takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, 560 Kirk Road in Palm Springs.
Edmonson to present movie night at Olinda Park
MIAMI — Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson will present a free Family Movie Night at the Park featuring Monsters University 7 p.m. Friday at Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St.
Free popcorn will be served. Residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. For more information, call the office of Commissioner Edmonson at 305-636-2331. For accessibility information for persons with disabilities, call 305-755-7848.
Broward Health, CDC team to promote safe injections
FORT LAUDERDALE — Broward Health is proud to announce that it is now a member of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) One & Only Campaign, a public safety campaign to promote safe injection practices in all healthcare settings. By teaming up with the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, the campaign brings together professional groups, healthcare systems, provider groups, private companies and others dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of injection safety.
While patient protection is a priority and injection safety is critical, unsafe injection practices still happen. More than 150,000 people have been impacted by dozens of preventable outbreaks of hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV over the last decade due to unsafe injection practices. Some of these outbreaks involved healthcare providers reusing syringes, resulting in contamination of medication vials or containers that were used then on subsequent patients.
The One & Only Campaign seeks to eradicate outbreaks from unsafe injection practices by empowering patients and healthcare providers to insist on nothing less than “one needle, one syringe, only one time” for every injection. Since its inception in 2009, the campaign has participated in national and state meetings and conferences to raise awareness of CDC guidelines for safe injection practices.
Compiled from Staff, Wire Reports