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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- Fungal diseases can cause serious infections, especially in people with weak immune systems, so it’s important to recognize these diseases early and reduce delays in treatment.
- Fungal diseases cost more than $7 billionExternal in 2017 and resulted in more than 75,000 hospitalizations and nearly 9 million outpatient visits.
- Healthcare providers and public health professionals can use and share CDC educational materials—fact sheets, posters, and social media messages—to increase awareness about fungal diseases.
- An estimated 48 million people in the US get sick each year from foodborne illnesses.
- Anyone can get food poisoning, but certain groups of people are more likely to get sick or have severe symptoms, including older adults, children younger than 5, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.
- Health departments can use and share social media messages, videos, and educational materials from CDC to help spread the word about food safety.
- 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.
- 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.
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