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Healthy Living CDC
(4 days ago) Children's Mental Health. Learn how CDC supports parents’ mental health to help children thrive. Congenital heart defects are present at birth and can affect the structure of a person’s heart and its ability to work properly. How Are You Feeling? The pandemic has taken a toll on many of us.
Health Departments CDC
(6 days ago) The Clinician On-Call Center is a 24-hour hotline with trained CDC clinicians standing by to answer COVID-19 questions from healthcare personnel on a wide range of topics, such as diagnostic challenges, clinical management, and infection prevention and control. Clinician On-Call Center document. pdf icon.
(8 days ago) Health, United States, 2015 with Special Feature On Racial and Ethnic Disparities. pdf icon. Health, United States, 2014 with Special Feature on Adults Aged 55–64. pdf icon. Health, United States, 2013 with Special Feature on Prescription Drugs. pdf icon. Click for more reports. Page last reviewed: March 2, 2021.
(8 days ago) Health Department Directories. Search the resources below to find out who is working to protect the public’s health in your area, including senior health officials, state, local, and territorial health departments, and tribes and Indian organizations.
Post-COVID Conditions CDC
(4 days ago) Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Even people who did not have symptoms when they were infected can …
Social Determinants of Health CDC
(8 days ago) Social determinants of health (SDOH) external icon are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of life-risks and outcomes. Learn more about social determinants of health.. This website connects you to CDC resources for SDOH data, research, tools for action, programs, and policy.
The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity Healthy
(2 days ago) Obesity trends, economic consequences, state-based programs and other resources for the health professional. *Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.
(6 days ago) A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression—that threaten our nation’s health.
Harmful Algal Bloom-Associated Illnesses CDC
(5 days ago) Harmful algal blooms are the rapid growth of algae or cyanobacteria that can cause harm to people, animals, or the local ecology. A harmful algal or cyanobacterial bloom can look like foam, scum, paint, or mats on the surface of water and can be different colors. These blooms can produce toxins that make people and animals sick.
Racism and Health Health Equity CDC
(2 days ago) Racism is a Serious Threat to the Public’s Health. —consisting of structures, policies, practices, and norms—that assigns value and determines opportunity based on the way people look or the color of their skin. This results in conditions that unfairly advantage some and disadvantage others throughout society. —negatively affects the
National Health Education Standards
(9 days ago) The National Health Education Standards (NHES) were developed to establish, promote, and support health-enhancing behaviors for students in all grade levels—from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The NHES provide a framework for teachers, administrators, and policy makers in designing or selecting curricula, allocating instructional
Migrant Farmworker Health Minority Health CDC
(4 days ago) 27 th Annual Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health external icon. February 22-24, 2018 . Seattle, Washington. The Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health is an annual conference bringing together health professionals from migrant and community health centers and allied organizations for the purposes of education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition …
Benefits of Quitting Smoking & Tobacco Use CDC
(1 days ago) improves health status and enhances quality of life. reduces the risk of premature death and can add as much as 10 years to life expectancy. reduces the risk for many adverse health effects, including poor reproductive health outcomes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer.
Learn About Mental Health
(8 days ago) What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. 1 Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental
Health Effects Marijuana CDC
(9 days ago) The known health risks of secondhand exposure to cigarette smoke—to the heart or lungs, for instance—raise questions about whether secondhand exposure to marijuana smoke poses similar health risks. While there is very little data on the health consequences of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke, there is concern that it could cause harmful
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 CDC
(8 days ago) Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.
Climate Effects on Health CDC
(6 days ago) The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food- and water-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, and threats to mental health. For more information on the
Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health. Learn the
(5 days ago) Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 95,000 deaths and 2.8 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2011 – 2015, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 29 years. 1 Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. 2 The economic costs
(4 days ago) A community health assessment, also known as community health needs assessment, refers to a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.A community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems based on the results of community
Sleep and Health
(4 days ago) Sleep and Health. Adequate sleep contributes to a student’s overall health and well-being. Students should get the proper amount of sleep at night to help stay focused, improve concentration, and improve academic performance. Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health problems, including obesity
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health CDC
(Just Now) The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. More. Learn what CDC is doing to protect the health of LGBT: Spotlight on Hepatitis and Gay/Bisexual Men.
Health Information & Privacy CDC
(3 days ago) Protected health information or individually identifiable health information includes demographic information collected from an individual and 1) is created or received by a healthcare provider, health plan, employer, or healthcare clearinghouse and 2) relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an
One Health Basics One Health CDC
(7 days ago) One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
Hispanic Health VitalSigns CDC
(7 days ago) Engage community health workers (promotores de salud) to educate and link people to free or low-cost services. Community Health Workers (promotores de salud) can. Use resources that have been developed to educate the Hispanic community about health …
Your Health COVID-19 CDC
(4 days ago) Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. Linking to a non-federal website does not constitute an endorsement by CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website.
Chronic Disease Center (NCCDPHP) CDC
(4 days ago) Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes.These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.. At CDC, our job is to make it easier for all Americans to make healthy choices so they can enjoy life.
About Rural Health CSELS OPHSS CDC
(2 days ago) The gaps in health in rural areas can be addressed. For example, healthcare providers in rural areas can: Screen patients for high blood pressure and make blood pressure control a quality improvement goal. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
What Works: Sexual Health Services Adolescent and School
(Just Now) Sexual health services (SHS) cover broad preventive measures, like taking a sexual history or risk assessment; education; and counseling, testing, and treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). SHS can significantly improve an adolescent’s immediate and lifelong health by identifying health issues early and providing services.
Celebrating Women’s Health Week! Health Equity Features
(7 days ago) National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. Even during COVID-19 when many of us are at home, there are safe ways for you to stay active and healthy. Women personify many roles in our lives. Two out of every three
Working Together for One Health One Health CDC
(6 days ago) A One Health approach to public health involves many experts working together to improve the health of people, animals — including pets, livestock, and wildlife — and the environment. Common types of professionals involved in One Health work include disease detectives, laboratorians, human healthcare providers, veterinarians, physicians, nurses, scientists, ecologists, and policy makers.
(4 days ago) SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. Summary. In 2019, 19.2% of U.S. adults received any mental health treatment in the past 12 months, including 15.8% who had taken prescription medication for their mental health and 9.5% who had received counseling or therapy from a mental health professional.
About Pets & People Healthy Pets, Healthy People CDC
(8 days ago) About Pets & People. There are many health benefits of owning a pet. They can increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can help manage loneliness and depression by giving us companionship.
Improving Health Literacy for Older Adults
(8 days ago) for health professionals. Today, a wide variety of health information is available because of recent trends in society, which include technological advances such as the Internet and the need for patients to be informed “consumers” of health care services.6 Consumers are expected to be savvy about quality, cost, and effectiveness, which requires
Program Evaluation Guide
(3 days ago) CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. Program evaluation is one of ten essential public health services  and a critical organizational practice in public health.  Until recently, however, there has been little agreement among public health officials on the principles and procedures for conducting such studies.
Health Characteristics of Adults Years of Age and Over
(2 days ago) expanding the public health focus on promoting quality of life at the older ages. Assessing the distribution of health impairments and health risks of the near elderly as well as the elderly is an important step in furthering efforts to enhance health and well-being of older adults in the United States. The Federal government, as well as
Learn About Children’s Mental Health CDC
(2 days ago) Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. What is Children's Mental Health. Symptoms & Treatment.
(9 days ago) The 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake. For the past 25 years, the EPHS have served as a well-recognized framework for carrying out the mission of public health. The EPHS framework was originally released in 1994 and more recently updated in 2020.
HEALTH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
(1 days ago) Schools, health agencies, parents, and communities share a common goal of supporting the link between healthy eating, physical activity, Academic Achievement and improved academic achievement of children and adolescents. Evidence shows that the health of students is linked to their academic achievement, so by working together, we can ensure that
Health Department Billing for Immunization Services: A
(4 days ago) health department can charge, limits the amount charged for services or, in some cases, expressly denies the health department the authority to bill for services. The state of Washington authorizes the departments of health and social health and services to charge fees for services provided.