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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- Four simple health behaviors can lead to a longer life.
- People who engaged in all four healthy behaviors were 63 percent less likely to die early,Cdc-pdfExternal compared to people who did not practice any of the behaviors.
- Measuring health-related quality of life indicators can help health agencies determine the burden of preventable disease in their jurisdiction.
- CDC released the 2010 School Health Profiles this week; there are substantial differences in what states, cities, and territories are doing to promote student health and well-being.
- The majority of secondary schools in 13 states, for example, do not sell less nutritious foods and beverages; see how your jurisdiction is doing.
- You can support youth in making healthy choices Cdc-pdf[PDF-148KB] by helping schools establish and enforce strong nutrition standardsExternal.
- An estimated 240,000 water main breaks occur each year in the United States, many of which result in boil water advisories to ensure safe drinking water.
- The newly released Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox can help you plan for, develop, implement, and evaluate drinking water advisories.
- Water advisories also impact hospitals and health care facilities. See CDC’s guidance for health care facilities Cdc-pdf[PDF-2MB] to maintain continued operations in the event of a water advisory.
- Most U.S. hospitals do not fully support mothers to be able to breastfeed.
- Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesityCdc-pdf.
- Hospitals can improve maternity care practices by adopting the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Cdc-pdf[PDF-709KB].
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