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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged Up To 18 Years with Mental Illness--United States, 2009-2011

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention combines data from the 2009-2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and analyzes them to calculate state and national estimates of cigarette smoking among adults aged up to 18 years who had any mental illness in the past 12 months. The report found that the prevalence of cigarette smoking is high among adults with any mental illness, especially for younger adults, those with low levels of education, and those living below the poverty level
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Study: Teen Births Fall to Record Lows

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

According to a recent National Center for Health Statistics report in the journal Pediatrics, births to teen mothers are now at a record low in the United States. The new birthrate is 31.3 births per 1,000 girls and women aged 15 to 19. Teenage birth rates fell eight percent from 2010 to 2011, and have plunged 25 percent since 2007 and 49 percent since 1991.
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Call for Applications: The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

CityMatCH, with funding from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is pleased to introduce the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes, a high-visibility, national movement of urban communities bringing a scientific focus to increasing equity in birth outcomes. The Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes is a national initiative that brings a scientific focus to the persistent gap in birth outcomes. Institute teams will be based in local urban health departments, drawing in additional leadership and partners from other sectors.

Webinar: Collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers and State and Local Public Health

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health officials, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners, will host a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. The webinar will provide a brief overview of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlight collaborative efforts between state and local health departments and FQHCs, and explore opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs.
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Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health Officials, is hosting a webinar about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BRACE framework on Feb. 26, 2:00-3:30 PM EST. This webinar will provide background information about the BRACE framework and provide lessons learned from Local Health Departments that have begun implementing the framework.
To register for the webinar, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=hk873i7hrx44%20

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