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  • Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Among Children Aged <5 Years — United States, 1999–2014

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a man holding an infant. May 27, 2016
    Abusive head trauma (AHT) is one of the leading causes of child maltreatment fatalities in the United States, accounting for approximately one third of these deaths. During 2009–2014, annual rates of fatal AHT declined significantly, with an average annual decrease of 13.0%, and there was no evidence that cases were simply being classified differently during this time. This is the first report of a decline in AHT rates after 2009.

  • Sodium in Store and Restaurant Food Environments — Guam, 2015

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a man looking at products in a grocery store. May 27, 2016
    Guam has rates of heart disease and stroke mortality that are higher than the average for the United States. This report is the first of its kind to examine sodium in the nutrition environment of Guam, including availability and promotion of lower-sodium foods in stores and restaurants.


Surveillance Summaries

  • Immediate Closures and Violations Identified During Routine Inspections of Public Aquatic Facilities — Network for Aquatic Facility Inspection Surveillance, Five States, 2013

    May 20, 2016
    This report presents inspection data on aquatic facility–associated waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States for 2013 that were reported by 16 public health agencies in five states (Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas). The analysis focuses on 15 elements deemed critical to minimizing the risk for illness and injury associated with aquatic facilities. Although these data (the first and most recent that are available) are not nationally representative, 15.7% of the estimated 309,000 U.S. public aquatic venues are located in the 16 reporting jurisdictions. The findings provided in this report underscore the public health function that code enforcement, conducted by environmental health practitioners, has in preventing illness and injury at public aquatic facilities.

Recommendations and Reports


  • Development of the Community Health Improvement Navigator Database of Interventions

    FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    This report describes the development of the database of interventions included in the Community Health Improvement Navigator, released by CDC in 2015. The database allows the user to easily search for multisector, collaborative, evidence-based interventions to address the underlying causes of the greatest morbidity and mortality in the United States: tobacco use and exposure, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Hospital administrators can use the CHI Navigator’s database of interventions to select and implement evidence-based interventions that have been effective in similar communities with similar collaborators to develop plans to address problems identified in the triennial community health needs assessment, in alignment with the IRS requirements for tax-exempt status.

Notifiable Diseases