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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- Motor vehicle deaths are 3 to 10 times higher in rural America, depending on the region.
- Sixty-one percent of people who died in fatal crashes in the most rural counties in America were not wearing their seat belts.
- States and communities can use evidence-based interventions to reduce rural-urban disparities in seat belt use and death rates among adult drivers and passengers.
- CDC’s new video about the history of drug-resistant gonorrhea underscores the threat of this common infection becoming untreatable.
- Recent CDC data and other concerning developments suggest that gonorrhea might be beginning to outsmart the last recommended treatment.
- To help protect our last available treatment option for as long as possible, healthcare providers should always follow CDC’s screening recommendations and STD treatment guidelines.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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