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February 2019

 

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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February 22, 2019

  • About 7,400 older adults died and more than 290,000 were treated in emergency departments in 2016 as a result of motor vehicle crash injuries.
  • Changes in health that might come with age can reduce mobility and increase older adults’ risks for falls and motor vehicle crash injuries.
  • Health professionals can encourage older adults to use CDC’s MyMobility Plan [PDF-4.5MB] to take action now to stay safe and independent longer.

February 15, 2019

  • In 2018, 4.9 million middle- and high-school students used tobacco products in 2018—up from 3.6 million in 2017—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Use of any tobacco product—including e-cigarettes—by youth is unsafe, and nearly all tobacco product use begins in adolescence.
  • Public health professionals can help implement population-based strategies to protect young people from the dangers of tobacco, including restricting youth access to tobacco products.

February 8, 2019


February 1, 2019

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