September 2018

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 28, 2018
September 21, 2018
September 14, 2018
  • Providing high-quality public transit in a typical North American city can result in $355 in health benefits per person per year—including fewer crashes, less pollution, and increased physical fitness.
  • Data from health impact assessments can be used to inform public transportation plans for healthier communities, as was done in Missouri Cdc-pdf[PDF-3.6MB] and Arizona Cdc-pdf[PDF-3.2MB].
  • You can read CDC’s HI-5 (Health Impact in 5 Years) stories to learn how multisector partnerships can help improve transit and public health.
September 7, 2018
  • Deaths caused by heart conditions are largely preventable, but between 1999 and 2015, heart disease caused 1 in 4 deaths.
  • The new Vital Signs report provides state-level data about deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits due to heart attack, stroke, and other heart conditions.
  • States can use Million Hearts® toolsExternal and materialsExternal to drive the changes that will prevent 1 million or more heart attacks and strokes by 2022.

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 They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2018