About Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconferences
OSTLTS hosts a Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference on the second Tuesday of each month from 2–3 pm (ET) following the release of CDC's Vital Signs report. These monthly reports offer recent data and calls to action for important public health topics.
Each month's teleconference provides a forum for you, our nation's health officials, to broaden the conversation, build momentum, and ensure active implementation of evidence-based, effective programs within the public health areas covered by Vital Signs. Each teleconference features lessons learned and success stories from the state, tribal, local or territorial perspective.
We know you are busy and your time is valuable, so we are working hard to make these calls relevant and useful to you in your work to protect and improve the health of the public.
Next Town Hall Teleconference
School’s in Session: Taking Steps to Reduce Sodium in Children’s Diets—September 9, 2014
Past Town Hall Teleconferences
Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables
Children aged 2–18 are not meeting the recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption. Nine in ten children didn’t eat enough vegetables in 2007 through 2010. Children are eating more whole fruits but not enough. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
Success Stories: States Take Action to Combat Overprescribing
Forty-six people die every day from an overdose of prescription painkillers in the US. The increase in healthcare providers prescribing painkillers is a key driver of the increase in prescription overdoses. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion on overprescribing opioid painkillers.
Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks from Contaminated Food
About 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year, most from close contact with infected people or by eating contaminated food. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion on preventing norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food.