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Ten great public health achievements --- United States, 2001--2010.

Authors
Domestic Public Health Achievements Team, CDC
Source
MMWR 2011 May; 60(19):619-623
NIOSHTIC No.
20043025
Abstract
From 1999 to 2009, the age-adjusted death rate in the United States declined from 881.9 per 100,000 population to 741.0, a record low and a continuation of a steady downward trend that began during the last century. Advances in public health contributed significantly to this decline; seven of the 10 achievements described in this report targeted one or more of the 15 leading causes of death. Related Healthy People 2010 data are available at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6019a5_addinfo.htm. The examples in this report also illustrate the effective application of core public health tools. Some, such as the establishment of surveillance systems, dissemination of guidelines, implementation of research findings, or development of effective public health programs, are classic tools by which public health has addressed the burden of disease for decades. Although not new, the judicious use of the legal system, by encouraging healthy behavior through taxation or by shaping it altogether through regulatory action, has become an increasingly important tool in modern public health practice and played a major role in many of the achievements described in this report. The creative use of the whole spectrum of available options, as demonstrated here, has enabled public health practitioners to respond effectively. Public health practice will continue to evolve to meet the new and complex challenges that lie ahead.
Keywords
Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Public-health; Surveillance-programs
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20110520
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
19
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV; GA
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