Disease prevention

New Global Health Initiative, Resolve, Launched by Tom Frieden

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-26

Former CDC Director, Tom Frieden, has launched a new $225 million global health initiative addressing cardiovascular disease and infectious disease epidemics.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-22

U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy, published the report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, which provides a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders and its impacts in the U.S. Highlights from the report include:

November: American Diabetes Month

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-11-03

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) predicts that by the year 2050, "one in three people will have diabetes." What's more is they point out that, "some communities are affected more severely (disparately impacted) by diabetes, but do not receive a commensurate share of the diabetes research, treatment and education." Learn more about the disparities and the work being done by the ADA to promote health equity.

HP 2020 Learning Institute Course at APHA Annual Meeting

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-10-20

HP 2020 will teach a Learning Institute course as part of the 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Nov. 16 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. EST. The course will demonstrate how HealthyPeople.gov interactive tools can strengthen your own disease prevention and health promotion efforts.

CDC's Dr. Frieden Addresses Efforts to Prevent, Detect, and Stop Future Ebola Outbreaks

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-08-08

Read about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden's take addresses the Ebola outbreak and efforts to control the spread of infection in Africa, as well as, scrupulous infection control procedures in the U.S.

Report: The Truth About the Prevention Fund

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-06-26

The Trust for America's Health has released a new report, "The Truth About the Prevention Fund," which examines the impact of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, the largest-ever U.S. investment in prevention, enacted by the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The TFAH report indicates that its current budget -- $14.5 billion over the next 10 years -- can provide a substantial return on investment to improve the public's health and prevent chronic illnesses.

Working Together to Promote Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-05-30

The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met. The webinar will take place on June 3 from 1 to 2:30 pm EST and cover key concepts around prevention, disease management, treatment, anticipatory guidance, and connecting with community resources, as well as focus on common concerns of health professionals and pregnant women.

Request for Information: The Office of Disease Prevention Strategic Plan

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-04-05

The National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (OPD) has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking broad public input on the development of the FY 2013-2018 Strategic Plan for the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP).  Respondents are encouraged to review and provide comments on a set of draft strategic priorities, which will ultimately represent the ODP's areas of emphasis over the next five years. The deadline for the RFI is April 30, 2013.

Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Aged 18-30 Years--United States, 2000-2010

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an analysis of 2000-2010 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) found that the proportion of women aged 18-21 years who had never been screened for cervical cancer increased from 26.3% to 47.5%. Among women aged 22-30 years, the proportion who reported having a Pap test within the preceding 12 months decreased from 78.1% to 67.0%. The prevalence of women aged 22-30 years reporting having never been screened increased from 6.6% in 2000 to 9.0% in 2010.
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