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Prevention Status Reports

New The 2013 Prevention Status Reports (PSRs), highlight the status of policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce problems affecting public health. Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 10 health topics including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. The PSR Quick Start Guide provides tips and tools to help state health officials and other public health leaders use the PSRs to advance evidence-based public health practices in their states.

State Indicator Reports

Fruits and Vegetables
The State Indicator Report on Fruits & Vegetables, 2013  [PDF- 1.23Mb] provides national and state-level information on how many fruits and vegetables people are eating, and highlights key areas within communities and schools that can be improved to increase fruit and vegetable access, availability, and affordability.

The National Action Guide [PDF-160k] summarizes the national data on fruit and vegetable consumption and policy and environmental supports. It also provides potential actions that government and business leaders, coalitions, community-based organizations, and professionals can take to support Americans' eating more fruits and vegetables, along with resources for taking action.

State Action Guides

Previous State Indicator Reports on Fruits and Vegetables

Children's Food Environment
Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report, 2011 [PDF-768k] highlights selected behaviors, environments, and policies that affect childhood obesity through support of healthy eating.

  • National Action Guide [PDF-616k] provides potential actions that state leaders, coalitions, community-based organizations, and professionals can take alone or in partnership to support state residents' purchase and consumption of more healthful foods.
  • Census Tract Level State Maps of the Modified Retail Food Environment Index (mRFEI) [PDF–55.1Mb] includes maps of the mRFEI for each state and Washington D.C. These maps can be used to help identify census tracts within states or communities that either lack access to healthy food retailers such as supermarkets or contain very high densities of fast food restaurants and convenience stores relative to the number of healthy food retailers. States and communities can also use data from the mRFEI Data Table [Excel–5.04Mb] to create their own maps using GIS software or link the mRFEI data to other census-tract level data they may have available.

Physical Activity
State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010 [PDF-1.5Mb] includes data about individual behaviors related to physical activity, as well as the presence or absence of physical features and policies that can make being physically active either easy or hard to do.

At A Glance Report

Obesity At A Glance 2011 – Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier

Vital Signs

Vital Signs - Progress on Childhood Obesity summarizes data and provides potential actions that government, health professionals, childcare providers and families can take to promote health with preschoolers . Many states show declines, but there is more work to be done to continue the downward trend.

Vital Signs: Hospital Practices to Support Breastfeeding provides summarizes the national data and provides potential actions that government, hospitals, professionals and families can do support mothers to breastfeed. Preventing obesity begins in hospitals.

Surgeon General's Reports

2011 – The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

2010 – The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation [PDF-840kb]

2001 – The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs)

 
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