January 2016


Did You Know?

 

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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January 29, 2016
January 22, 2016
  • About 86 million American adults have prediabetes, but 90% of them don’t know it!
  • You can add our prediabetes quiz to your website to help people find out in minutes if they’re at risk.
  • You can also help spread the word about prediabetes and how to prevent diabetes by sharing these CDC resources, including links to social media, infographics, and podcasts.
January 15, 2016
  • Motor vehicle crash deaths cost the nation $44 billion in medical expenses and lost work in a single year.
  • CDC’s updated fact sheets break down these costs by state and describe proven strategies to reduce crash-related injuries and deaths.
  • A free, interactive state cost calculator—MV PICCS, 2.0—can help states select from 14 effective interventions to prevent motor vehicle injuries.
January 8, 2016
  • More than 18 million US middle and high school youth were exposed to e-cigarette ads in 2014, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Exposure to e-cigarette advertisements might be contributing to increases in e-cigarette use among youth.
  • States and communities can use proven approachesExternal to prevent youth from using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: January 29, 2016