Autism spectrum disorder is the topic of the next live session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds. Recent CDC data show an estimated prevalence of 1 in 68 children identified with autism spectrum disorder. Join us to discuss the challenges of understanding and diagnosing this complex disorder and the opportunities for early identification and intervention. Watch the live webcast on Tuesday, April 22 at 1pm ET. Participate in the event on Twitter using the hashtag #CDCGrandrounds. http://go.usa.gov/kBpB
Our confirmed speakers for our NPHW Active Transportation Hangout on Air this Friday are: Amy Eyler, PhD, assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis and chair of APHA’s Physical Activity Section Rachel A. Davis, MSW, managing director, Prevention Institute Kate Kraft, PhD, national coalition director, America Walks Susan Polan, PhD, associate executive director for public affairs and advocacy, American Public Health Association
In observance of National Public Health Week (April 7-13: www.nphw.org), the American Public Health Association invites you to join in a special Google+ Hangout On Air about active transportation’s role in helping the United States become the healthiest nation in one generation.
Making active transportation a realistic, affordable and convenient option for all transportation users would help reduce health impacts and also promote physical acti...
Eat well and with confidence. Food safety depends on strong partnerships. CDC and its partners U.S. Food and Drug Administration, +USDA, and state and local public health agencies track, investigate, and limit the spread of foodborne illnesses. Complete the #NPHW Foodborne Illness quiz and assume #PHnerd status.
67 Million Americans have high blood pressure and more than half do not have it under control. With support and focus on the ABCS of heart health, you can GET OUT AHEAD and be One in a Million Hearts. Share to support others. http://go.usa.gov/kgY4#NPHW#PHNerd
More than 1 in 4 teens who gave birth were ages 15-17 according to CDC’s latest issue of #VitalSigns. Teen pregnancy is a real problem that contributes to and perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Watch CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden’s new video and find out how to help teens take control over their future. http://youtu.be/3YaU2NH-II0
The best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking or to never start. The 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report describes how together we can make the next generation tobacco-free and BE THE HEALTHIEST NATION IN ONE GENERATION. http://1.usa.gov/1g3eM21#NPHW#PHNerd
True dat. I will tell you after not smoking for many many years then becoming stressed out one day, I decided to do the unthinkable I had a cigarette, rationalizing that it would be okay if I had just one. Let me tell you brother if you manage to stop don't ever think that you could have one.
Thanks to all the #PHNerds and new public health champions for casting your votes for the healthy behavior you think stands apart from the rest. The ultimate healthy behavior is TWO time champion - Wash your hands!
New CDC research shows that while births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births. Read CDC’s new #VitalSigns Digital Press Kit for resources and tools on teen pregnancy prevention: http://go.usa.gov/kgGA.
The number of births to teen mothers has decreased over the past 20 years, but more than 300,000 15-to 19-year olds gave birth in 2012. In the latest #VitalSigns video, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses what doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers can do to address the problem of teen pregnancy. http://youtu.be/3YaU2NH-II0