CDC has announced the release of a supplemental issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, providing findings and lessons learned from CDC’s and HHS Office of Adolescent Health’s (OAH) communitywide teen pregnancy initiatives project (CWI). The project that began in 2010, initiated to demonstrate the effectiveness of reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births through innovative, multicomponent, and communitywide initiatives.
The CDC has updated its Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) web application. The partnership between the CDC’s Division of Population Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists established the CDIs in 1999 to provide public health agencies with access to the most up-to-date, relevant, and uniformly-defined chronic disease surveillance data at the state and county level.
We are all increasingly aware of the spread of Zika virus and reports of microcephaly (small head and brain size) in babies of some mothers who had the virus while pregnant. To date, no vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease.
Your colleagues at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) have developed fact sheets detailing tips for preventing mosquito bites and breeding, care to relieve symptoms, and more. BPHC invites all CityMatCH member health departments to reproduce/use the following content:
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network points to the following free resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying.
The Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions.