September 2017


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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September 29, 2017
September 22, 2017
September 15, 2017
  • The academic performance of America’s youth is strongly connected to their health.
  • US high school students who engage in substance use, risky sexual behaviors, violence, and suicidal behaviors are more likely to report lower grades at school. 
  • Public health departments can partner with education agencies and use CDC tools and resources to support student health.
September 8, 2017
  • One in 20 adult deaths is due to stroke, but many of these deaths are preventable.
  • The decline in stroke deaths has stalled in 3 out of every 4 states Cdc-pdf[PDF-2MB], and death rates are increasing in some states, particularly in the South.
  • States and communities can help reduce stroke deaths by increasing prevention efforts, promoting awareness of F.A.S.T.External, and supporting strategies of the Coverdell Program.
September 1, 2017
  • Malaria is on the rise in the United States, with 1,724 cases reported in 2014—the fourth highest number of cases since 1973.
  • Many people visiting friends and relatives in regions with malaria don’t use appropriate prevention measures.
  • CDC is available to assist health professionals with the diagnosis and confirmation of malaria.

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 They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: September 29, 2017