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- More than 59% of adults in a 2010 survey reported experiencing at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) before age 18.
- ACEs are associated with many adverse health outcomesExternal along with unemployment, poverty, and decreased likelihood of completing high schoolExternal.
- Public health professionals can promote ACE prevention efforts Cdc-pdf[PDF-3.9MB] that support safe, stable, nurturing environments Cdc-pdf[PDF-5.5MB] for children and families at work, in communities, and at home.
- Through on-time immunization, we can protect infants and children from 14 vaccine- preventable diseases before age 2.
- While childhood immunization rates remain high, children in the US can and sometimes do get diseases that some parents might consider diseases of the past.
- Health professionals can help parents learn more about childhood immunization by using CDC-recommended resources for talking to parents about vaccines.
- More than 2 million cases Cdc-pdf[PDF-373KB] of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the US in 2016, according to CDC’s AtlasPlus tool—the highest number ever.
- AtlasPlus has the most current data reported to CDC about these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and lets users filter data by year, geography, and various demographics to customize maps, charts, and tables.
- AtlasPlus can show which populations and communities are most affected by STDs and other diseases, allowing health departments to recognize and analyze trends, as well as tailor prevention programs and interventions.
- New nationwide laboratory testing in 2017 uncovered more than 220 instances of germs with “unusual” antibiotic resistance genes, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- Increased detection and early, aggressive response at the first sign of unusual resistance could prevent an estimated 1,600 cases of carbapenam-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in one state over three years.
- Health departments can work with healthcare facilities and laboratories to implement an aggressive containment strategy and be ready to respond rapidly when unusual resistance strikes.
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