Issue 180

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Published Date: 
Mon, 2015-01-12

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is highly preventable with regular screening tests and appropriate follow-up care. The CDC suggests that regular screening start at age 21. Learn more here.

Child Trends: 2015 Resolutions, Prevention Measures

Published Date: 
Mon, 2015-01-12

In 2013, the proportion of 91 percent of children under age six received a well-child check-up. That's up from 84 percent in 2000. But disparities, in those who receive the check up, persist. Child Trends article, "2015 Resolution: Focus on Prevention Measures for Child Safety and Health," examines the importance of prevention.

NCHS Data Brief Details Contraceptive Use Among U.S. Women Ages 15-44

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-01-08

The National Center for Health Statistic recently released, "Current Contraceptive Status Among Woment aged 15-44:United States 2011-2013." Findings indicated that from 2011-2013 approximately 62% of women aged 15-44 were using some sort of contraceptive method. Use of long-acting reversible contraceptives was higher among women aged 25–34 (11.1%) compared with women aged 15–24 (5.0%) and aged 35–44 (5.3%).

Jan 22, HP2020 Webinar: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-01-08

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar Jan. 22 at noon EST, "Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?" webinar about access to health services.

CDC FOA Opportunity: Improving Surveillance and Prevention of Epilepsy Burden in US Communities Grant

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-12-22

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a funding announcement opportunity, "Improving Surveillance and Prevention of Epilepsy Burden in US Communities Grant." The purpose of this FOA is to use standardized definitions and methods to assess epilepsy burden to expand the knowledge of: 1) the prevalence and/or incidence of epilepsy among vari

APHA 2015: Call for Abstracts

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-12-22

The American Public Health Association is now taking abstract submissions for the 143rd Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting, "Health in all Policies," will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Abstract submissions are due Feb. 9-13, depenending on the category. The APHA accepts abstract submissions releated to all areas of public health.

You have the option to present your work in three different formats.

Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States 2014

Published Date: 
Sun, 2014-12-14

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and five participating CDC partner organizations, published a new evidence-based guideline, Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States 2014 updating and expanding the 2003 recommendations.

Dec. 16 LCRN Webinar: The Developmental Approach to Health Inequality

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-12-03

The Life Course Research Network (LCRN) upcoming webinar, The Developmental Approach to Health Inequality, on Dec. 16 from 9-10 a.m. PST, will feature Gabriella Conti, PhD, discussing the developmental approach to health inequality. Gabriella is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics in the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London; Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies; and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

World AIDS Day: A Day to Remember How Far We've Come, And How Far We Have to Go

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-12-01

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, is an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come with HIV prevention, but it's also a reminder of how far we sill have to go to eliminate the spread of HIV to our nation's infants.

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