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- Birth defects affect about one in every 33 babies born in the United States each year.
- CDC urges women to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day (from fortified foods, supplements, or both) to help prevent major birth defects.
- The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal recommends community-wide education campaigns to promote the use of folic acidExternal to help prevent birth defects.
- The Surgeon General released the first call to action to support breastfeedingExternal on January 20, 2011.
- Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding.External
- The CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions provides guidance in selecting evidence-based and promising breastfeeding promotion and support activities.
- CDC released the CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report – United States, 2011 on January 13, 2011.
- A key social determinant of health, early learning opportunities create a critical foundation for children’s academic success, health, and well-being, yet not all children are benefiting equally.
- The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal has evidence-based recommendations for promoting health through early childhood development programs.External
- OSTLTS hosted its monthly Vital Signs town hall meeting on January 11, 2011 to share what others have done and are doing to improve seat belt laws.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the first three decades of Americans’ lives.
- The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal has evidence-based recommendations for increasing the use of safety beltsExternal through legislation.
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