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- CDC-supported health departments provided 2.8 million HIV tests in 25 hard-hit areas across the nation in just three years.
- More than 18,000 Americans living with HIV learned their HIV status for the first time due to these expanded HIV testing efforts.
- National HIV Testing DayExternal is Monday, June 27; find out what you can do to promote HIV testing.
- Motor vehicle crash deaths resulted in $41 billion in medical and work loss costs in the United States in 2005.
- Newly released fact sheets provide information on state costs and recommendations for saving lives and money.
- Motorcycle-related deaths reached an all-time high in 2008; a universal motorcycle helmet law is the only evidence-based safety measure that reaches all riders in a state, costs little to initiate, and saves lives and money.
- Salmonella infection causes more hospitalizations and deaths than any other type of germ found in food.
- The United States has seen a nearly 50% reduction in a serious food-borne illness caused by E. coli O157 in the last 15 years, although Salmonella infections remain steady.
- Health departments are the front line in foodborne outbreak investigations, but everyone has a critical role to play—from the farm to the table—to make our food safer to eat.
- One in five U.S. adults has a disability; what’s the prevalence of disability where you
- CDC provides state, district and territory based health indicator data that show health disparities among people with disabilities.
- By including people with disabilities in grantsExternal that address health disparities, you can help promote health and wellness for people of all different abilities.
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