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Daily Pill Prevents HIV: Reaching People Who Could Benefit From PrEP — December 1, 2015


About Vital Signs Town Hall Conferences

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

Past Town Hall Teleconferences

Working Together to Stop Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks

Contaminated food sent to several states can make people sick with the same germ causing a multistate foodborne outbreak. Multistate outbreaks caused 56% of deaths in all reported foodborne outbreaks, yet they accounted for just 3% of such outbreaks from 2010 to 2014. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion about multistate foodborne outbreaks and how to prevent them.

Hospital Support for Breastfeeding: Experiences from State and Tribal Partners

Hospital practices in the first hours and days after birth influence whether babies are breastfed and for how long. While 80% of babies born in the United States start out breastfeeding, only 22% are breastfed for the recommended 6 months. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion about how hospital actions affect breastfeeding.

Heart Age and Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risk: The Role of States and Localities

Heart age is the age of your heart and blood vessels as a result of your risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Most US adults have a heart age much older than their actual age. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary on heart age and a discussion about the risk factors.


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  • Page last updated: November 18, 2015
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