"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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March 23, 2012
- Today's children should
expect to see a world where no one gets sick with tuberculosis (TB).
TB rates in the United States are declining, yet nearly 9 million people around the world still get sick with TB disease each year.
- Local coalitions in many states are convening activities related to
World TB Day; contact your
state TB control office to learn more and get involved.
March 2, 2012
- Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths in the United States.
- Thirty-seven CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) develop and test chronic disease prevention programs and interventions through partnerships with public health agencies.
- The PRCs provide health promotion and disease prevention trainings to nearly 2,900 public health employees a year; check out the online catalog of trainings.