About Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconferences
OSTLTS hosts a Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference on the second Tuesday of each month 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.
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Past Town Hall Teleconferences
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
About 1 in 3 adults between 50 and 75 years old is not getting tested for colorectal cancer as recommended. Increasing the use of all recommended colorectal cancer tests can save more lives and is cost-effective. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion on colorectal cancer screening.
Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease
& Stroke: Improving Care Can Save More Lives
Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. At least 200,000 of these deaths could have been prevented through changes in health habits, community changes, and managing high blood pressure and cholesterol, and diabetes. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary on preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke.
Progress on Childhood Obesity: Many States Show Declines
After decades of rising, obesity rates in low-income preschoolers has declined in many states; however 1 in 8 preschoolers is obese in the US. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion on childhood obesity.