Prevention

Policies for the Prevention and Response to Childhood Lead Exposure

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-05

This past Wednesday, the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, released a new report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

Sexual & Domestic Violence Prevention Report

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-07-10

With a link between sexual and domestic violence to each other and other forms of violence, prevention must involve expanded partnerships across various sectors. To address underlying issues, partnerships should be formed across health and safety issues, sectors, and social justice movements.

Video Resource to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Misuse By Youth

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-05

Community Catalyst has created a new resource, The Power of Prevention: Using SBIRT with Young People, for preventing drug and alcohol misuse by young people. The brief video utilizes young individuals as advocates to highlight the potential of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). This effective public health strategy can aid all communities in tackling addiction.

National Prematurity Awareness Month

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-08

November presents a time to reflect on the nearly 400,000 babies born preterm in the United States each year and how we can prevent it during National Prematurity Awareness Month. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focuses on the effects of maternal age and age-specific preterm birth rates on overall preterm birth rates. A few keys findings from the CDC include:

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) has kicked off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 23-29th, 2016. This week, GHHI, the EPA, CDC, and HUD have collaborated to end childhood lead poisoning through awareness and events. Events at GHHI sites across the country are being held this week along with the launch of the national campaign to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat within five years.

CDC Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-09-06

The CDC released a report from the Grand Rounds session, Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth that focuses on the magnitude of the issue of preterm birth in the U.S. and discusses strategies to reduce preterm births and complications and ongoing initiatives to prevent preterm delivery.

The magnitude of the problem is described by:

·         In 2013, 11.4% of the nearly 4 million U.S. live births were preterm

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-05-06

Despite declines in teen pregnancy in the U.S.

CDC Vital Signs: Preventing Teen Pregnancy, A Key Role for Health Care Providers

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09

Teen childbearing can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers and their children. Although births to teens ages 15 to 19 have declined, there were about 273,000 births to teens in 2013 – nearly 750 births each day. The good news is that more teens are waiting to have sex, and for those who are sexually active, nearly 90 percent used birth control the last time they had sex.

CDC Vital Signs: Vital Signs: Cervical Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Screening

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-11-06

The CDC reports that despite,"cervical cancer screening is one of the greatest cancer prevention achievements," some women still develop or die from this disease. Furthermore, "important disparities persist in cervical cancer screening, incidence, and mortality." Nearly eight million women ages 21 to 65 have not been screend for cervical cancer in the past five years.

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