Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- This week CDC released the first Children’s Food Environment State Indicator ReportCdc-pdf.
- Communities, child care facilities and schoolsCdc-pdf all have roles to play to improve children’s food choices and influences.
- CDC provides strategies and solutions to promote healthy eating and fight childhood obesity.
- National Infant Immunization Week, April 23 – 30, celebrates the success of childhood vaccinations and promotes on time infant immunization.
- Routine childhood immunizations save 42,000 lives, prevent 20 million cases of disease, and save $13.6 billion in medical costsExternal for each U.S. birth cohort.
- Education materials are available to help health care professionals talk with parents about immunizations.
- Minority health and school food are linked; learn howExternal.
- Black females and Mexican-American males experience the highest rates of obesity among people ≤20 years.
- The HHS Disparities Action PlanExternal, released last week, promotes evidence-based and integrated approaches to achieving health equity.
- More than 400,000 teenagers aged 15 to 19 years give birth each year in the United States.
- CDC supports innovative domestic research to prevent unintended teen pregnancy.
- CDC also addresses disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates as part of the President’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.
- Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 in the United States; National Public Health WeekExternal highlighted the fact that “Safety is No Accident.”
- You can estimate the economic burden of injury in your state or region.
- Violence can be prevented; learn how with CDC’s free, online Principles of PreventionExternal training.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.