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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- An estimated 11 million Americans who are visually impaired could achieve good vision with glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery.
- Older adultsCdc-pdf with moderate or extreme vision loss are no more likely than those with good vision to get eye examinations.
- You can use the BRFSS vision module to measure vision health in your state.
- 4.4 million Americans have chronic Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, both leading causes of primary liver cancerExternal.
- Many Americans living with chronic hepatitis infections don’t know they’re infected; increased screening and earlier detection can save lives.
- HHS recently released the Combating the Silent Epidemic: Action Plan for Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.External
- Nearly 1 in 12 people have asthma, and U.S. asthma rates are increasing every year.
- Asthma cost the United States $56 billion in medical costs, lost school and work days, and early deaths in 2007.
- The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal recommends home-based interventions that target a wide variety of asthma triggers for children with asthma.
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