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- Worldwide polio cases have declined by more than 99% due to the Global Polio Eradication InitiativeExternal.
- Not a single case of polio has been reported in IndiaExternal, a previously endemic country, for more than a year.
- You can be part of the polio success story by promoting vaccination during National Infant Immunization Week and World Immunization WeekExternal (April 21–28).
- Today’s children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with tuberculosis (TB).
- TB rates in the United States are declining, yet nearly 9 million people around the world still get sick with TB disease each year.
- Local coalitions in many states are convening activities related to World TB Day; contact your state TB control office to learn more and get involved.
- On March 15, 2012, CDC launched Tips from Former Smokers, a national campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else from starting.
- Stories and hard-hitting images about ex-smokers, who have suffered severe health consequences from tobacco use, are featured in this compelling campaign.
- You can encourage smokers to quit and spread the word about the campaign using CDC tools and resources.
- Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths in the United States.
- Thirty-seven CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) develop and test chronic disease prevention programs and interventions through partnerships with public health agencies.
- The PRCs provide health promotion and disease prevention trainings to nearly 2,900 public health employees a year; check out the online catalog of trainings.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.