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Advancing Women's Health

State Networks/Collaboratives

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Coordinators
A resource center for CDC's funded state, local, and territorial programs that focus on preventing Hepatitis B virus transmission from pregnant women to their newborns.

State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
Networks of perinatal care providers and public health professionals working to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes.

Guidelines and Recommendations

A Guide to Promoting Cancer Prevention in Your Community (2012)
To help community groups guide their communities toward better health.

Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal (GBS) Disease (2010)
Developed using an evidence-based approach in collaboration with several professional associations.

Interim Guidance for Clinicians Considering the Use of Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Heterosexually Active Adults.
Addresses pregnancy and safety issues for heterosexually active adults at very high risk for sexual HIV acquisition that were not discussed in the previous interim guidance for the use of PrEP in MSM.

STD Treatment Guidelines (2010)
Guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.

United States Medical Eligibility Criteria (USMEC) for Contraceptive Use (2010, 2011, 2012)
Assists health care providers when counseling women, men, and couples about contraceptive method choice.

Updated Recommendations for Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) in Pregnant Women - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (2013)
Updated recommendations on use of Tdap in pregnant women aim to optimize strategies for preventing pertussis morbidity and mortality in infants.

U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013: Adapted from the World Health Organization Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2nd Edition (2013)
Includes recommendations that address a select group of common, yet sometimes controversial or complex, issues regarding initiation and use of specific contraceptive methods.

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National Initiatives

Affordable Care Act – Benefits to Women
Provides insurance options, covers preventive services, and lowers costs for healthcare.

Healthy People 2020
Science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2008)
Recommendations for physical activity based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence for the health benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2010)
A concise plan that identifies a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied to measurable outcomes.

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Federal Implementation Plan (2010)
Outlines the specific steps to be taken by various Federal agencies to support the high-level priorities outlined in the Strategy.

National Prevention Strategy (2011)
Aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being.

The Community Guide
The Community Guide is the place to find evidence-based recommendations and findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

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