Friday Facts

Publication Guidelines

(Revised October 2006)

Content
The Friday Facts targets Local Public Health Agencies, their governing bodies and other entities directly involved in the public health system. It is designed to alert readers to issues impacting the local public health system and to provide information of interest. Items relating only to DHSS employees or DHSS employee issues will not be included.

Deadline
Items must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the week that the item is to be published. Any item received after this deadline will be considered for the next week’s publication. Due to the size and complexity of the Friday Facts and the time involved in such publication, late items cannot be accepted. Exceptions will be made only in the event of true emergencies. Send items to heather.rhodes@health.mo.gov.

Educational Opportunities
Only Seminars/Workshops/Inservices/etc., sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, local public health agencies, or by non-profit organizations that are of interest to local public health agency staff will be announced in the Friday Facts. A registration form will be accepted as an attachment. (Attachments containing pictures/graphics should be submitted in pdf format.)

Format
The font used for the Friday Facts is Times New Roman - 12. Please use that font for your items and attachments. (Attachments should be limited, and those with pictures/graphics should be submitted in pdf format.)

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunities for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Local Public Health Agencies, educational institutions, and governmental agencies whom DHSS is working with on a project may be publicized in the Friday Facts. Note: Only DHSS central office job openings that have been approved by the Office of Personnel can be published. Approval is based on the need for statewide recruitment, or when finding qualified candidates for positions is difficult.

Meeting Announcements
Only Meetings sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Local Public Health Agencies, or by non-profit organizations that are of interest to local public health agency staff may be announced in the Friday Facts. A registration form will be accepted as an attachment. (Attachments containing pictures/graphics should be submitted in pdf format.)

Re-publication
An item will only be published once unless additional publications (maximum of 3) are specifically requested.

Size
Items submitted for inclusion in the weekly Friday Facts should be kept as short as possible. Items should be in the form of a short paragraph containing a brief summary of information, with the name of a contact person, for obtaining more information. Rule of thumb is one to two paragraphs of less than 150 words total.

Editing
All items submitted for publication in the Friday Facts are subject to editing by the Center for Local Public Health Services.