February 2020

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a 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 21, 2020
  • The 500 Cities Project provides small-area data estimates on risk behaviors, health outcomes, and use of preventive services for the most common, costly, and preventable chronic diseases.
  • CDC released updated city and census tract-level estimates for 20 of the 27 measures for the 500 Cities Project.
  • Health professionals can view data by city or census tract, explore the interactive map, compare cities, and download data to identify emerging health problems and plan effective interventions.
February 7, 2020
  • About 108 million American adults have high blood pressure, but only about 1 in 4 of them have their condition under control.
  • High blood pressure costs $55.9 billion each year, which includes the cost of healthcare services, medications, and missed days of work.
  • Health departments and healthcare providers can use and share information about controlling high blood pressure with CDC’s new Partner Toolkit, which includes fact sheets, graphics, patient checklists, social media messages, and more.

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 They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: February 21, 2020