Next Town Hall Teleconference
Hispanic Health in the US—May 12, 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
Preventing Teen Pregnancy: A Key Role for Health Care Providers
About 43% of teens ages 15–19 have had sex. While more than 4 in 5 used birth control the last time they had sex, less than 5% of teens used the most effective types. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on teen pregnancy prevention.
Keeping Truckers Safe on the Road
An estimated 317,000 motor vehicle crashes involving a large truck were reported in 2012. Of those, 26,000 truck drivers or their passengers were injured and 700 died. Trucker safety requires an alert, buckled-up, experienced driver, with a reliable vehicle and strong employer safety programs. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on trucker safety.
A Breath of Fresh Air: Reducing Secondhand Smoke in Multiunit Housing
No level of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is safe. One in 4 nonsmokers (58 million people) in the US are still exposed to SHS and it kills more than 400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers every year. State and city officials can help protect children and adult nonsmokers from SHS in places they live, visit, and work by using proven methods to eliminate smoking in indoor areas and multiunit housing. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on tobacco use.