Issue 150

Web-based Version of Health, United States, 2011: In Brief

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a web-based version of "Heatlh, United States, 2011: In Brief."
For more information, visit:  http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/IP/hus11/InBrief.html

Updates to the MCH Navigator Now Available

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The MCH Navigator, a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals that was launched by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in 2010, now offers several new professional development resources. Seventeen new instructional postings are now included, as well as udpates to its home page and a new, mobile friendly version.
For more information, visit: http://navigator.mchtraining.net/?page_id=201

Map: State Facts on Unintended Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The Guttmacher Institute has released a map detailing unintended pregnancy statistics by state, including the public health costs for each state.
To view the map, visit: http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/unintended-pregnancy/

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Perinatal Periods of Risk's Conception

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

CityMatCH, the National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders, recently published a special edition of CityLights highlighting the 15th Anniversary of the Perinatal Periods of Risk's Conception.
To view the issue, visit: http://webmedia.unmc.edu/Community/CityMatch/CityLights/CityLights201212.pdf

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance, 2011

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance 2011," presenting statistics and trends for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States through 2011.
To view the report, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats11/toc.htm

Report: HIV Infection, Testing, and Risk Behaviors among Youths--United States

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The last report on HIV infection, testing, and risk behaviors among youths in the United States released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that a disproportionate number of new HIV infections occurs among youths, especially blacks, Latinos, and men who have sex with men. However, the percentage of youths tested for HIV remains low, particularly among males.
To view the report, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6147a5.htm?s_cid=mm6147a5_e

Report: Public Health Preparedness Across the Nation

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

A new report co-issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation measures all fifty states and Washington, D.C. for public health preparedness across a range of scenarios, including bioterrorist threats, serious disease outbreaks and extreme weather events. According to the report, only three states were not able to notify and assemble public health staff to ensure a quick response, but the majority of states fell behind in whooping cough vaccinations, climate change adaptation plans and nurse licensure across state lines.

Report: Critical Congenital Heart Defects in the United States

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network recently published two new papers related to critical congenital heart defects. The papers describe new U.S. data for seven types of critical congenital heart defects and describe ways that birth defects tracking programs can help with newborn screening.
To access the articles, visit:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bdra.23098/abstract

Report: Estimated HIV Incidence in the United States, 2007-2010

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the latest estimates of new HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States. According to the estimates, HIV remains a serious health problem, with an estimated 47,500 people becoming newly infected in 2010. However, there is a decrease in new HIV infections among black women when comparing 2008 to 2010.

Webinar: New Strategies for Improving Birth Certificate Clinical Data

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information is offering a webinar, "New Strategies for Improving Birth Certificate Clinical Data: Feedback Loops and Systems Changes at the Hospital Level," on January 9 at 2 pm EST. The webinar features Dr. Elliott Main, Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative.

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