National Women’s Health Week
National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day each year. Individuals, families, communities, and others work to help women learn how to achieve longer, healthier, and safer lives. Plan ahead! The 15th annual National Women’s Health Week will kick off on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, and be celebrated until May 17, 2014.
Healthy Things Every Mother Should Do
We encourage moms to make their health a priority and take simple steps to live a safer and healthier life. While being a mother means caring for others, here are a few things moms can do to take care of themselves.
Plan a Healthy and Safe Wedding
Enjoy your wedding day by making healthy choices now to help you look and feel good. Create good habits to last for a lifetime.
Action Plan for the National Initiative on Preconception Health and Health Care (PCHHC)
The Action Plan for the National Initiative on Preconception Health and Health Care (PCHHC) 2012-2014 outlines goals, objectives, strategies, and action steps.
First Premarital Cohabitation in the United States: 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
This report provides an updated description of trends and patterns in first premarital cohabitations among women aged 15-44 in the United States using the National Survey of Family Growth.
Recent Declines in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005-2011
From 2005 through 2011, infant mortality declined 16% for non-Hispanic black women and 12% for non-Hispanic white women.
Sexual Assault Awareness
Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives.
Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection in 18 Areas, 2005-2009
This report presents data tables on diagnoses of HIV infection, organized into 3 main sections: by year of diagnosis and selected characteristics; by SDH and selected characteristics; and by SDH, race/ethnicity, and selected characteristics.
Use CDC resources to help increase awareness about sexually transmitted diseases.
Updated HIV Surveillance in Women Slide Set (through 2011)
Eighteen slides in PowerPoint and PDF - includes diagnosis of HIV Infection among adult and adolescent females, rates of diagnosis, deaths, Stage 3 classifications, and more.
Vital Signs: Repeat Births Among Teens - United States, 2007-2010
Nearly 1 in 5 teen births is a repeat birth. Learn what you can do to help break the cycle of teen pregnancy. Disparities in repeat teen births exist by race/ethnicity, with the highest percentages found among American Indian/Alaska Natives (21.6%), Hispanics (20.9%), and non-Hispanic blacks (20.4%) and lowest among non-Hispanic whites (14.8%).
Vital Signs Issue: Preventing Repeat Teen Births
Although teen birth rates have been falling for the last two decades, more than 365,000 teens, ages 15-19, gave birth in 2010. Teen pregnancy and childbearing can carry high health, emotional, social, and financial costs for both teen mothers and their children.
Family Health History
People who have a close family member with a chronic disease may have a higher risk of developing that disease than those without such a family member.
Immunization and Pregnancy Vaccines Flyer
The flyer shows which vaccines you may need before, during, and after pregnancy.
Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Americans Infographic
This infographic highlights the impact, causes, and consequences of STDs among young people - and what they can do to protect themselves.
Advance Care Planning: An Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals
This course will prepare and encourage public health and aging services professionals to consider their vital role in assisting older Americans plan and document what should be done in the event they become seriously ill or lose decision-making capacity.
Ready-To-Use STD Curriculum - Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Comprehensive curricular materials that can be downloaded by clinical educators for classroom use. Each module contains a slide presentation, an instructor's guide, a case study, and test questions.
Updated HPV Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians
A web-based training course designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Continuing education credits available.
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Tool Kit for Health Care Providers
CDC’s Injury Center created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers who see older adults in their practice who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk.
Immediate Postpartum Insertion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Many repeat births could be prevented through postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as IUDs and implants. Counseling women during prenatal visits about postpartum contraception, and offering women LARC in the hospital after delivery makes it easier for women to avoid unintended pregnancy.
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