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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Town Hall Teleconference
Cervical Cancer Prevention: State Perspectives on Screening and HPV Vaccination—November 12, 2014
Past Town Hall Teleconferences
Preventing Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries and
their Associated Costs
Americans spend more than 1 million days in the hospital each year from crash injuries. Crash injuries in 2012 totaled $18 billion in lifetime medical costs. The best way to keep people safe and reduce medical costs is to prevent crashes from happening in the first place. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on preventing motor vehicle crash injuries.
Schools in Session: Taking Steps to Reduce Sodium in Children’s Diets
About 90% of US children ages 6–18 eat too much sodium every day, and a diet high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure. One in 6 children has raised blood pressure, which can be lowered in part by a healthy diet, including less sodium. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on reducing sodium in children’s diets.
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.