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
Preventing Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries and their Associated Costs—October 14, 2014
Past Town Hall Teleconferences
Schools in Session: Taking Steps to Reduce Sodium in Children’s Diets
About 90% of US children ages 6–18 eat too much sodium every day, and a diet high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure. One in 6 children has raised blood pressure, which can be lowered in part by a healthy diet, including less sodium. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on reducing sodium in children’s diets.
Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables
Children aged 2–18 are not meeting the recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption. Nine in ten children didn’t eat enough vegetables in 2007 through 2010. Children are eating more whole fruits but not enough. This teleconference featured a Vital Signs discussion on children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
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.