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- Public housing assistanceExternal improves health and reduces psychological distress, but only 33 affordable and adequate public housing units were available for every 100 renters with extremely low incomes Cdc-pdf[PDF-7.3MB]External during 2015.
- Adults with very low food security have increased risk for cardiovascular disease, yet in a CDC survey, 23% of respondents said they worried about having enough money to buy nutritious meals.
- Health professionals and researchers can use CDC’s social determinants of health website to find more than 250 peer-reviewed articles that connect such factors as housing and food security to health outcomes.
- The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program includes the only lifestyle change program scientifically proven to help people make changes needed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
- On April 1, 2018, the lifestyle change program will become a covered benefit for Medicare beneficiaries Cdc-pdf[PDF-4.5MB] who meet certain criteria Cdc-pdf[PDF-776KB]External.
- Healthcare providers can help patients prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by referring them to a CDC-recognized program in their community or online.
- About 30 million US adults (15%) have chronic kidney disease—a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood as well as they should.
- People with chronic kidney disease may not feel ill or notice any symptoms, so if they have risk factors—such as diabetes or high blood pressure—it’s important they get tested.
- Healthcare providers and public health professionals can use and share CDC resources to help promote awareness, early diagnosis, and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
- Opioid overdose visits to the emergency department increased by 30% from July 2016 to September 2017, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- People who have had one overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in an emergency department presents an opportunity to prevent repeat overdose and deathExternal.
- Detecting trends of this fast-moving epidemic and developing a coordinated response can help communities better prevent opioid overdoses and death.
- After declining from 1990 to 2007, suicide rates among teens aged 15–19 have been on the rise, doubling among females and increasing 31% among males.
- Suicidal behavior is complex and associated with multiple risk and protective factors, many of which are common in youthExternal.
- Communities can help prevent suicide by using strategies based on best available evidence Cdc-pdf[PDF-6MB], working with suicide prevention organizations, and promoting information about lifelinesExternal for people in distress.
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