Next Town Hall Teleconference
Heart Age and Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risk: The Role of States and Localities—September 8, 2015
About Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconferences
On the second Tuesday of each month at 2–3 pm (ET), OSTLTS hosts a town hall teleconference about the topic of the latest CDC Vital Signs report. These monthly reports offer recent data and calls to action on important public health topics, and the teleconferences feature lessons learned and success stories from the state, tribal, local, or territorial perspective.
The town hall teleconferences were designed to provide a forum for our nation's health officials to broaden the conversation, build momentum, and carry out evidence-based, effective programs within the public health areas covered by Vital Signs. We hope the town halls are relevant and useful to you in your work to protect and improve the health of the public. We welcome your feedback at email@example.com.
Past Town Hall Teleconferences
Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance and C. difficile Using a Coordinated Approach for Action
Antibiotic-resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths each year in the US. Preventing infections and improving antibiotic prescribing could save 37,000 lives from drug-resistant infections over 5 years. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on antibiotic resistance.
Addressing the Current Heroin Abuse and Overdose Epidemic: The Role of States and Localities
Heroin use has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. In eleven years, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled, and 45% of people who used heroin were also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on heroin abuse and overdose.
The Rising Tide of Melanoma: Communities Play a Vital Role in Preventing This Deadly Skin Cancer
Each year, more than 9,000 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Using proven community prevention programs could avoid an estimated 21,000 new melanoma cases each year. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on the findings from CDC’s first national study of the leading causes of death, disease prevalence, and access to health services among Hispanics in the US.