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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

Past Town Hall Teleconferences


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.

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths: A Deadly Consequence of Binge Drinking
An average of 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012. Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death. Alcohol poisoning deaths affect people of all ages but are most common among middle-aged adults and men. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on alcohol poisoning deaths.


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