Issue 32, September 8, 2021
CDC Science Clips: Volume 13, Issue 32, September 8, 2021
This week, Science Clips is pleased to feature a selection of articles from the Preventing Chronic Disease collection: Advancing Health Equity, Eliminating Health Disparities, and Improving Population Health.
In an accompanying editorial, editor-in-chief Leonard Jack writes:
"Over the past decade, there has been a range of community-based, technically innovative, and clinically driven prevention strategies in public health to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic conditions among diverse populations worldwide. Articles in this collection describe innovative and successful work to address factors contributing to advancing health equity, eliminating health disparities, and improving population health. They provide the latest information on ways to better understand contextual factors responsible for influencing health outcomes (both negatively and positively) and effective approaches to improve population health among diverse populations in various settings.
At the center of this collection of articles is a shared commitment to the goal of eliminating health disparities, particularly those that continue to persist despite aggressive efforts to ameliorate them. The collection describes a range of diverse and timely examples of efforts to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity among racial and ethnic groups in the US. Articles appearing here represent various types of PCD articles that encompass multiple perspectives, from original research and systematic reviews to implementation evaluation to expert commentaries to tools that can be used in public health practice. As a discipline, we have important work to do, not only to better understand how social determinants of health and other contextual factors impact health but also to design, implement, and evaluate effective multilevel systems approaches that create optimal conditions to promote health for all."
The articles highlighted below address topics related to COVID.Please visit the collection homepage for articles on additional topics.
- Key Scientific Articles in Featured Topic
Subject matter experts decide what topic to feature, and articles are selected from the last 3 to 6 months of published literature. Key topic coincides monthly with other CDC products (e.g. Vital Signs).
- Preventing Chronic Disease Collection:
Advancing Health Equity, Eliminating Health Disparities, and Improving
Culture matters in communicating the global response to COVID-19
Airhihenbuwa CO, Iwelunmor J, Munodawafa D, Ford CL, Oni T, Agyemang C, Mota C, Ikuomola OB, Simbayi L, Fallah MP, Qian Z, Makinwa B, Niang C, Okosun I.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 Jul 9;17:E60.
Reaching the Hispanic community about COVID-19 through existing chronic disease prevention programs
Calo WA, Murray A, Francis E, Bermudez M, Kraschnewski J.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 Jun 25;17:E49.
A framework for mobilizing health care to respond to the community within the COVID-19 pandemic
Epps F, Wiley Z, Teunis LJ, Johnson TM, Patzer RE, Ofotokun I, Franks N.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 Apr 1;18:E30.
COVID-19 and chronic disease: The impact now and in the future
Hacker KA, Briss PA, Richardson L, Wright J, Petersen R.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 Jun 17;18:E62.
Community engagement of African Americans in the era of COVID-19: Considerations, challenges, implications, and recommendations for public health
Henry Akintobi T, Jacobs T, Sabbs D, Holden K, Braithwaite R, Johnson LN, Dawes D, Hoffman L.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 Aug 13;17:E83.
Engaging with communities - lessons (re)learned from COVID-19
Michener L, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alberti PM, Castaneda MJ, Castrucci BC, Harrison LM, Hughes LS, Richmond A, Wallerstein N.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 Jul 16;17:E65.
Addressing emotional wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of promotores in delivering integrated mental health care and social services
Moon KJ, Montiel GI, Cantero PJ, Nawaz S.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 May 27;18:E53.
Addressing racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 among school-aged children: Are we doing enough?
White A, Liburd LC, Coronado F.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 Jun 3;18:E55.
- Preventing Chronic Disease Collection: Advancing Health Equity, Eliminating Health Disparities, and Improving Population Health
- CDC Authored Publications
The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text.
Articles published in the past 6-8 weeks authored by CDC or ATSDR staff.
- Chronic Diseases and Conditions
Trends in prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in the US, 2001-2017external icon
Lawrence JM, Divers J, Isom S, Saydah S, Imperatore G, Pihoker C, Marcovina SM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Hamman RF, Dolan L, Dabelea D, Pettitt DJ, Liese AD.
Jama. 2021 Aug 24;326(8):717-727.
Prevalence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), United States, 2016external icon
Mehta P, Raymond J, Punjani R, Larson T, Bove F, Kaye W, Nelson LM, Topol B, Han M, Muravov O, Genson C, Davis B, Hicks T, Horton K.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2021 Aug 23:1-6.
Clinical follow-up practices after cervical cancer screening by co-testing: A population-based study of adherence to U.S. guideline recommendationsexternal icon
Perkins RB, Adcock R, Benard V, Cuzick J, Waxman A, Howe J, Melkonian S, Gonzales J, Wiggins C, Wheeler CM.
Prev Med. 2021 Aug 17:106770.
- Communicable Diseases
Incidence and seasonality of respiratory viruses among medically attended children with acute respiratory infections in an Ecuador birth cohort, 2011-2014external icon
Azziz-Baumgartner E, Bruno A, Daugherty M, Chico ME, Lopez A, Arriola CS, de Mora D, Ropero AM, Davis WW, McMorrow M, Cooper PJ.
Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2021 Aug 25.
Revising conventional wisdom about histoplasmosis in the United Statesexternal icon
Benedict K, Toda M, Jackson BR.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 ;8(7).
Progress toward polio eradication - worldwide, January 2019-June 2021external icon
Bigouette JP, Wilkinson AL, Tallis G, Burns CC, Wassilak SG, Vertefeuille JF.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1129-1135.
Lower respiratory tract infection hospitalizations among American Indian/Alaska Native adults, Indian Health Service and Alaska Region, 1998-2014external icon
Bruce MG, Bressler SS, Apostolou A, Singleton RJ.
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Aug 19.
Demographic and epidemiological characteristics associated with reduced antimicrobial susceptibility to Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the United States, Strengthening the U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG), 2018-2019external icon
Gieseker K, Learner ER, Mauk K, Barbee LA, McNeil CJ, Hasty GL, Black JM, Johnson K, Quyen Nguyen T, Shrestha D, Pham CD, St Cyr S, Schlanger K, Kirkcaldy RD.
Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Aug 23.
The implementation of Strengthening the U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) in the Emergency Department Setting: Successes and lessons learned in two jurisdictionsexternal icon
Holderman JL, McNeil CJ, Zavitz J, Black JM, Finney R, Dobre-Buonya O, Toler C.
Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Aug 20.
Nurse- and midwife-led HIV services in eastern and southern Africa: Challenges and opportunities for health facilitiesexternal icon
MacKay RE, Gross JM, Hepburn KW, Spangler SA.
J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2020 Jul-Aug;31(4):392-404.
HIV and syphilis prevalence among transgender women and men who have sex with men, Silom Community Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-2019external icon
Pattanasin S, Griensven FV, Mock PA, Sukwicha W, Kongpechsatit O, Krasan C, O'Connor S, Hickey AC, Ungsedhapand C, Woodring JV, Connor S, Chitwarakorn A, Dunne EF.
AIDS Care. 2021 Aug 23:1-9.
'PrEP'ing Memphis: A qualitative process evaluation of peer navigation supportexternal icon
Pichon LC, Teti M, Betts JE, Brantley M.
Eval Program Plann. 2021 Aug 13:101989.
Test of cure return rate and test positivity, Strengthening the U.S Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG), United States, 2018-2019external icon
Schlanger K, Mauk K, Learner ER, Schillinger JA, Nishiyama M, Kohn R, Thibault C, Hermus H, Dewater J, Pabon V, Black J, St Cyr S, Pham CR, Kirkcaldy RD.
Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Aug 23.
Improving sexual health in U.S. rural communities: Reducing the impact of stigmaexternal icon
Valentine JA, Delgado LF, Haderxhanaj LT, Hogben M.
AIDS Behav. 2021 Aug 26:1-10.
Population-based assessment of risks for severe COVID-19 disease outcomesexternal icon
Zerbo O, Lewis N, Fireman B, Goddard K, Skarbinski J, Sejvar JJ, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Klein NP.
Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2021 Aug 25.
- Environmental Health
Preventing Legionnaires’ disease: Frontline tools for environmental health practitionerspdf iconexternal icon
Clopper B, Kunz J, Hannapel E.
J Environ Health. 2021 ;83(8):32-35.
Prenatal exposure to mixtures of persistent endocrine disrupting chemicals and postnatal body size in British girlsexternal icon
Marks KJ, Howards PP, Smarr MM, Flanders WD, Northstone K, Daniel JH, Sjödin A, Calafat AM, Hartman TJ.
Early Hum Dev. 2021 Aug 14;161:105450.
Childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and neurobehavioral domains in children at age 8 yearsexternal icon
Vuong AM, Yolton K, Xie C, Dietrich KN, Braun JM, Webster GM, Calafat AM, Lanphear BP, Chen A.
Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2021 Aug 23:107022.
- Epidemiology and Surveillance
How to improve outbreak response: a case study of integrated outbreak analytics from Ebola in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congoexternal icon
Carter SE, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Pfaffmann Zambruni J, Navarro Colorado C, van Kleef E, Lissouba P, Meakin S, le Polain de Waroux O, Jombart T, Mossoko M, Bulemfu Nkakirande D, Esmail M, Earle-Richardson G, Degail MA, Umutoni C, Anoko JN, Gobat N.
BMJ Glob Health. 2021 Aug;6(8).
- Genetics and Genomics
Whole genome sequence based capsular typing and antimicrobial resistance prediction of Group B streptococcal isolates from colonized pregnant women in Nigeriaexternal icon
Bob-Manuel M, McGee L, Igunma JA, Alex-Wele MA, Obunge OK, Wariso KT.
BMC Genomics. 2021 Aug 23;22(1):627.
GAMMA: a tool for the rapid identification, classification, and annotation of translated gene matches from sequencing dataexternal icon
Stanton RA, Vlachos N, Halpin AL.
Bioinformatics. 2021 Aug 20.
- Health Behavior and Risk
Mental health and substance use among adults with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic - United States, February-March 2021external icon
Czeisler M, Board A, Thierry JM, Czeisler CA, Rajaratnam SM, Howard ME, Clarke KE.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1142-1149.
- Health Disparities
Rates of influenza-associated hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, and in-hospital death by race and ethnicity in the United States from 2009 to 2019external icon
O'Halloran AC, Holstein R, Cummings C, Daily Kirley P, Alden NB, Yousey-Hindes K, Anderson EJ, Ryan P, Kim S, Lynfield R, McMullen C, Bennett NM, Spina N, Billing LM, Sutton M, Schaffner W, Talbot HK, Price A, Fry AM, Reed C, Garg S.
JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 2;4(8):e2121880.
Trajectories of and disparities in HIV prevalence among Black, white, and Hispanic/Latino high risk heterosexuals in 89 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1992-2013external icon
Williams LD, Tempalski B, Hall HI, Johnson AS, Wang G, Friedman SR.
Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 22.
- Health Economics
Vaccine preventable diseases surveillance in Nepal: How much does it cost?external icon
Huang XX, Bose AS, Gupta BP, Rai P, Joshi S, Gautam JS, Tinkari BS, Vandelaer J, Cohen AL, Patel MK.
Vaccine. 2021 Aug 18.
National trends in out-of-pocket costs among U.S. adults with diabetes aged 18-64 years: 2001-2017external icon
Wang Y, Park J, Li R, Luman E, Zhang P.
Diabetes Care. 2021 Aug 24.
- Healthcare Associated Infections
Enhancing U.S. local, state, and federal preparedness through simulated interactive tabletop exercises of a mock antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea outbreak, 2018-2019external icon
Schlanger K, Black JM, Smith M, Ridpath A, Crause C, Holderman JL, Henderson K, Hardrick H, Pham CD, Howard G, Kirkcaldy RD.
Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Aug 23.
- Immunity and Immunization
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction in Sikkim state: Best practices from the first statewide multiple-age cohort HPV vaccine introduction in India-2018-2019external icon
Ahmed D, VanderEnde K, Harvey P, Bhatnagar P, Kaur N, Roy S, Singh N, Denzongpa P, Haldar P, Loharikar A.
Vaccine. 2021 Aug 21.
Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among frontline workers before and during B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant predominance - eight U.S. locations, December 2020-August 2021external icon
Fowlkes A, Gaglani M, Groover K, Thiese MS, Tyner H, Ellingson K.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1167-1169.
Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among nursing home residents before and during widespread circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant - National Healthcare Safety Network, March 1-August 1, 2021external icon
Nanduri S, Pilishvili T, Derado G, Soe MM, Dollard P, Wu H, Li Q, Bagchi S, Dubendris H, Link-Gelles R, Jernigan JA, Budnitz D, Bell J, Benin A, Shang N, Edwards JR, Verani JR, Schrag SJ.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1163-1166.
- Injury and Violence
Moving evidence to action: A strategy to support the implementation of comprehensive violence prevention effortsexternal icon
Barranco L, Freire K, Payne GH.
Health Promot Pract. 2021 Aug 20.
A descriptive exploration of the geographic and sociodemographic concentration of firearm homicide in the United States, 2004-2018external icon
Kegler SR, Dahlberg LL, Vivolo-Kantor AM.
Prev Med. 2021 Aug 17;153:106767.
Leveraging data science to enhance suicide prevention research: a literature reviewexternal icon
Wulz AR, Law R, Wang J, Wolkin AF.
Inj Prev. 2021 Aug 19.
- Laboratory Sciences
Protozoan-viral-bacterial co-infections alter galectin levels and associated immunity mediators in the female genital tractexternal icon
Fichorova RN, DeLong AK, Cu-Uvin S, King CC, Jamieson DJ, Klein RS, Sobel JD, Vlahov D, Yamamoto HS, Mayer KH.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021 ;11:649940.
Development of a real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay to detect and quantify group A rotavirus equine-like G3 strainsexternal icon
Katz EM, Esona MD, Gautam R, Bowen MD.
J Clin Microbiol. 2021 Aug 25:Jcm0260220.
Oxidant-induced epithelial alarmin pathway mediates lung inflammation and functional decline following ultrafine carbon and ozone inhalation co-exposureexternal icon
Majumder N, Goldsmith WT, Kodali VK, Velayutham M, Friend SA, Khramtsov VV, Nurkiewicz TR, Erdely A, Zeidler-Erdely PC, Castranova V, Harkema JR, Kelley EE, Hussain S.
Redox Biol. 2021 Aug 5;46:102092.
Repeated antigen testing among SARS-CoV-2-positive nursing home residentsexternal icon
Moritz ED, McKay SL, Tobolowsky FA, LaVoie SP, Waltenburg MA, Lecy KD, Thornburg NJ, Harcourt JL, Tamin A, Folster JM, Negley J, Brown AC, McDonald LC, Kutty PK.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 20:1-10.
Impact of anatomic site, specimen collection timing, and patient symptom status on Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture recoveryexternal icon
Nash EE, Pham CD, Raphael B, Learner ER, Mauk K, Weiner J, Mettenbrink C, Thibault CS, Fukuda A, Dobre-Buonya O, Black JM, Johnson K, Sellers K, Schlanger K.
Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Aug 23.
Pharmacokinetics of vaginally applied integrase inhibitors in macaquesexternal icon
Nishiura K, Sharma S, Sterling M, Makarova N, Martin A, Dinh C, Mitchell J, García-Lerma JG, Heneine W, Dobard C.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2021 Aug 23.
Horizontal gene transfer is the main driver of antimicrobial resistance in broiler chicks infected with Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelbergexternal icon
Oladeinde A, Abdo Z, Press MO, Cook K, Cox NA, Zwirzitz B, Woyda R, Lakin SM, Thomas JC, Looft T, Cosby DE, Hinton A, Guard J, Line E, Rothrock MJ, Berrang ME, Herrington K, Zock G, Plumblee Lawrence J, Cudnik D, House S, Ingram K, Lariscy L, Wagner M, Aggrey SE, Chai L, Ritz C.
mSystems. 2021 Aug 24:e0072921.
Gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the selective detection of glycols and glycerol in the liquids and aerosols of e-cigarette, or vaping, productsexternal icon
Pérez JJ, Watson CH, Blount BC, Valentín-Blasini L.
Front Chem. 2021 ;9:709495.
Development, validation, and application of a novel method for the analysis of vitamin E acetate and other tocopherols in aerosol emissions of e-cigarettes, or vaping products associated with lung injuryexternal icon
Puetz A, Morel Espinosa M, Watson C, Blount BC, Valentín-Blasini L.
Front Chem. 2021 ;9:730954.
Implementation and evaluation of gradient strip antimicrobial susceptibility testing in US public health laboratories to respond to resistant gonorrheaexternal icon
Raphael BH, Pham CD, Sharpe S, Mauk K, Harvey A, Khubbar M, Triplett L, Soge OO, Denny M, Palavecino EL, Finney R, Olsen A, Carlson J, St Cyr SB, Schlanger K, Kersh EN.
Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Aug 23.
A deep neural-network classifier for photograph-based estimation of hearing protection attenuation and fitexternal icon
Smalt CJ, Ciccarelli GA, Rodriguez AR, Murphy WJ.
J Acoust Soc Am. 2021 ;150(2):1067-1075.
Development of a multiplex bead assay to detect immunoglobulin G antibodies to Babesia duncani in human serumexternal icon
Wang Y, Aderohunmu T, Bishop H, McAuliffe I, Rivera HN, Smith D, Wilkins PP, Bowden KE, Reed MS, Svoboda P, Stuchlik O, Pohl J, Wiegand RE, Handali S.
J Clin Microbiol. 2021 Aug 25:Jcm0045821.
- Maternal and Child Health
Evaluation of the feasibility and perceived value of integrating learn the signs. Act early. Developmental monitoring resources in Early Head Startexternal icon
Abercrombie J, Pann J, Shin F, Taylor E, Brisendine AE, Swanson-Holm R, James C, Viehweg S, Chödrön G.
Early Child Educ J. 2021 .
Concordance with comprehensive iron assessment, hepatitis A vaccination, and hepatitis B vaccination recommendations among patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia receiving chronic transfusions: an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control haemoglobinopathy blood safety projectexternal icon
Badawy SM, Payne AB, Hulihan MM, Coates TD, Majumdar S, Smith D, Thompson AA.
Br J Haematol. 2021 Aug 24.
- Occupational Safety and Health
A review of hand-arm vibration studies conducted by US NIOSH since 2000external icon
Dong RG, Wu JZ, Xu XS, Welcome DE, Krajnak K.
Vibration. 2021 Jun 15;4(2):482-528.
Exploring the dynamics of workplace typologies for sex workers in Eastern Ukraineexternal icon
Herpai N, Lazarus L, Forget E, Balakireva O, Pavlova D, McClarty L, Lorway R, Pickles M, Isac S, Sandstrom P, Aral S, Mishra S, Ma H, Blanchard J, Becker M.
Glob Public Health. 2021 Aug 17:1-20.
A simulation study to assess fluid leakage through the glove-gown interface in isolation settingsexternal icon
Kahveci Z, Kilinc-Balci FS, Yorio PL.
Am J Infect Control. 2021 Aug 21.
NIOSH responds to the U.S. drug overdose epidemicexternal icon
Osborne JC, Chosewood LC.
New Solut. 2021 Aug 25.
- Reproductive Health
A methodological approach for evaluating the Enterprise Community Healthy Start Program in Rural Georgia: An analysis using linked PRAMS, birth records and program dataexternal icon
Vladutiu CJ, Mobley SC, Ji X, Thomas S, Kandasamy V, Sutherland D, Inglett S, Li R, Cox S.
Matern Child Health J. 2021 Aug 20.
- Substance Use and Abuse
Notes from the field: Illicit benzodiazepines detected in patients evaluated in emergency departments for suspected opioid overdose - four states, October 6, 2020-March 9, 2021external icon
Aldy K, Mustaquim D, Campleman S, Meyn A, Abston S, Krotulski A, Logan B, Gladden MR, Hughes A, Amaducci A, Shulman J, Schwarz E, Wax P, Brent J, Manini A.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1177-1179.
Vaping, lung injury, and mental health Minnesota 2018-2019external icon
Cole C, Wiens T, Taylor J, Danila R, D'Heilly P, Margetta J, Bye M, Mumm E, Schwerzler L, Makhtal R, Holzbauer S, Lynfield R.
Minn Med. 2021 Jan 5;104(3):41-43.
Trends in nonfatal and fatal overdoses involving benzodiazepines - 38 states and the District of Columbia, 2019-2020external icon
Liu S, O'Donnell J, Gladden RM, McGlone L, Chowdhury F.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1136-1141.
- Zoonotic and Vectorborne Diseases
Cutaneous anthrax associated with handling carcasses of animals that died suddenly of unknown cause: Arua District, Uganda, January 2015-August 2017external icon
Aceng FL, Ario AR, Alitubeera PH, Neckyon MM, Kadobera D, Sekamatte M, Okethwangu D, Bulage L, Harris JR, Nguma W, Ndumu DB, Buule J, Nyakarahuka L, Zhu BP.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Aug;15(8):e0009645.
- Chronic Diseases and Conditions
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