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
Children are eating more fruit but not vegetables. Childcare and schools can help.—August 12, 2014
Past Town Hall Teleconferences
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.
Increasing Physical Activity
Among Adults with Disabilities
Twenty-one million US adults 18–64 years of age have a disability; and only 44% of adults with disabilities who visited a doctor in the past year were told by a doctor to get physical activity. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion on increasing physical activity among adults with disabilities.