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- CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program is the first public health fellowship designated as a Registered Apprenticeship by the US Department of Labor.
- CDC’s collaboration with the Department of LaborExternal establishes the Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program as the national standard for public health informatics training programs.
- The fellowship program’s annual application period opens on July 5 and ends November 3 at midnight (EST); learn more about the eligibility criteria.
- Currently, 34 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDSExternal—more than two-thirds of them in developing countries.
- Three key interventions have drastically reduced new HIV infections, putting us on the path to an AIDS-free generation.
- You can support the fight against global HIV/AIDS by raising awareness using social media tools.
- Injuries and deaths due to motorcycle crashes cost $12 billion in medical care and productivity losses in 2008.
- Cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater per year per registered motorcycle than in states without them.
- CDC’s Motorcycle Safety Guide and state-based fact sheets show how universal helmet laws can increase helmet use, and save money and lives.
- CDC released new 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results on June 7, 2012, on significant health-risk behaviors among high school students.
- Nationwide, more high school students use seatbelts and fewer drive when drinking alcohol, but 1 of every 3 has texted or e-mailed while driving.
- You can compare state, local, and national risk behavior rates with Youth Online, and learn how schools help youth make healthy choices.
- Measles is brought into the United States by people who get infected abroad and spread to others; in 2011, there were 222 reported cases of measles and 17 outbreaks in the United States.
- Measles is highly contagious and can cause severe complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis, and even death.
- Now is the time to promote measles vaccination for travelers to international destinations, including the Summer Olympic Games.
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