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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- More than 9 million people around the world become sick with tuberculosis (TB) disease each year, with almost 2 million deaths worldwide.
- TB rates in the United States are declining, but more needs to be done to prevent and eliminate this disease.
- Together we can reduce the overall burden and eliminate TB in the United States. Contact your State TB Control Office to learn how you can help eliminate TB in your state.
- Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
- If everyone 50 years and older were screened for colorectal cancer as recommended, up to 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.
- The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal finds that evidenced-based practices, such as client reminder systemsExternal, can improve colorectal cancer screening rates.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure; it accounted for 44% of all new cases in 2008.
- The Diabetes Risk Test is available for your website to highlight American Diabetes Alert Day (March 22)External.
- The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal recommends a disease management approachExternal to treat people with diabetes.
- 41,000 central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)External occurred in hospital patients in 2009.
- CDC’s Vital Signs report for March highlights this health concern, one of the most deadly healthcare-associated infections.
- Healthcare providers and state health departments can work together by joining the On the CUSP, Stop BSIExternal program and incorporating CDC’s guidelines and monitoring system in other CLABSI programs.
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