Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconferences
On the Tuesday after the CDCVital Signs report is released, OSTLTS hosts a town hall teleconference from 2 to 3 pm (ET) about the report’s topic. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Town Hall Teleconference
School Sealant Programs: Providing a Shield Against Tooth Decay — October 25, 2016
Past Town Hall Teleconferences
High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death. About 70% of US adults age 65 or older have high blood pressure and only about half have it under control. Blood pressure medicine (along with a healthy diet and exercise) can protect the heart, brain, and kidneys, but only if patients take it and keep their blood pressure controlled. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion about efforts to improve adherence to hypertension medication.
Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis is difficult to diagnose, but when it is quickly recognized and treated, lives are saved. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion about preventing, recognizing, and treating sepsis in the healthcare setting.
More than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. Lower death rates in other high-income countries and a high percentage of risk factors in the US suggest that we can make more progress in reducing crash deaths. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs summary and discussion about major risk factors for crash deaths in the US, and proven measures of best performing comparison countries.
- Page last reviewed: August 24, 2016
- Page last updated: August 24, 2016
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