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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- Improper contact lens hygiene can increase the risk for complications such as microbial keratitis—inflammation of the cornea.
- One-third of contact lens wearers reported never hearing any lens care recommendations during their most recent visit with an eye care provider, according to recent survey findings.
- Eye doctors and public health professionals can use and share CDC resources and promotional materials to help prevent contact lens-related eye infections.
- Youth who feel engaged and supported at school and at home are less likely to experience negative health outcomes related to mental health, violence, sexual risks, and substance use later in life.
- CDC research found that students who felt more connected in their schools and to their families during adolescence experienced a 48% to 66% lower riskexternal icon of poor health outcomes in adulthood.
- Schools, families, and healthcare providers can take steps to promote connectedness among youth, leading to healthier adults.
- Prescriptions for naloxone, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, doubled from 2017 to 2018—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- Despite progress, only 1 naloxone prescription is dispensed for every 70 high-dose opioid prescriptions; taking high-dose opioids increases the risk for overdose.
- States and communities can work with healthcare providers to expand naloxone access for at-risk patients and promote the benefits of prescribing, dispensing, and carrying naloxone pdf icon[PDF-2.5MB].
- When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak—learn what outbreaks are currently affecting multiple states.
- Local and state health departments, federal agencies, and the food industry are all key players in foodborne outbreak response, depending on the size and scope of the outbreak.
- Health department staff and healthcare professionals can help prevent, report, and tell the public about foodborne disease outbreaks.
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