Did You Know? Collection 2021

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October 22

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Did You Know? Public health accreditation strengthens the quality & performance of our nation’s health departments. Health departments can seek accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to signify they are meeting national public health standards. Get accredited! Prepare your health department for accreditation—or reaccreditation—with helpful resources from CDC, PHAB, and other public health partners. 95% of accredited health departments said accreditation stimulates quality & performance improvement opportunities. Learn about public health accreditation & who is accredited: https://go.usa.gov/xMcyfexternal icon

September 17

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Did You Know? Public health accreditation strengthens the quality & performance of our nation’s health departments. Health departments can seek accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to signify they are meeting national public health standards. Get accredited! Prepare your health department for accreditation—or reaccreditation—with helpful resources from CDC, PHAB, and other public health partners. 95% of accredited health departments said accreditation stimulates quality & performance improvement opportunities. Learn about public health accreditation & who is accredited: https://go.usa.gov/xMcyf

August 13

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Did You Know? Thinking in Systems (TiS) can help public health professionals address policy issues more effectively and systemically. Systems thinking is a training need that can support an evolving public health workforce. CDC’s Policy Analysis and Research Information System (POLARIS) provides trainings and guidance to help professionals learn to use the TiS approach to solve public health problems. Explore POLARIS: https://go.usa.gov/xFxFE

July 30

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Did You Know? About 25 million Americans—1 in 13—have asthma. Asthma control can reduce—asthma related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, healthcare costs. Public health agencies, healthcare organizations, schools, and people with asthma can use CDC’s EXHALE strategies to improve asthma control and reduce health disparities. Each year, asthma results in—3,524 deaths, 1.6 million emergency department visits, 178,500 hospitalizations. Learn more about the exhale strategies: www.cdc.gov/asthma/exhale.

July 1

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Did You Know? Housing is an established social determinant of health. Tenant-based housing voucher programs help households with low incomes gain access to safe, quality housing; advance health equity and improve health outcomes for households with young children, and have been shown to improve education, employment, and income later in life for children aged 12 and younger. View the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation at https://go.usa.gov/x69B5external icon.

June 21

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Did You Know? Health equity in action. CDC’s new Health Equity in Action webpage highlights ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social and racial injustice and inequity to the forefront of public health. To promote health equity, public health agencies should ensure programs and policies address each population’s cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical needs and priorities. Find examples of health equity projects here: https://go.usa.gov/x6WhG

May 21

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Did You Know? When a harmful substance is present in air, water, or soil at elevated levels, the experience can be stressful for community members. In these situations, both chronic stress and exposure to environmental contaminants can increase people’s risks for health problems. Public health professionals can use the 3 Keys Framework to develop strategies that validate communities’ experiences, offer support, help them manage stress, and build resilience. 3 Keys Framework—recognize, prepare, and partner. Explore our Community Stress Resource Center at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/stress.

May 7

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Did You Know? Nearly 10,000 people have taken free, self-paced trainings from the Public Health Law Academy. The 9 courses provide training on our legal system and how to use law as a tool for improving health. These online trainings are for public health professionals, public health lawyers, educators, and students. Start your training with the Public Health Law Academy: https://go.usa.gov/xHUkB

April 23

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Did You Know? Less than 7% of people with diabetes receive diabetes self-management education & support services (DSMES) the first year they’re diagnosed. There is strong evidence that participating in DSMES can improve health outcomes. Lower A1C levels, fewer diabetes complications, better medication adherence, healthier lifestyle behaviors, reduced healthcare costs. Healthcare providers should refer patients to DSMES soon after diagnosis to help prevent complications and improve quality of life. Explore our comprehensive DSMES Toolkit at https://go.usa.gov/xHj4Zexternal icon

April 9

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Did You Know? Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the US declined by 20% from 2019 to 2020, according to provisional CDC data. This steep decrease is likely due to factors related to the pandemic—such as reduced transmission and undetected cases—and raises concerns about missed or delayed TB diagnoses. Healthcare providers should be alert to signs and symptoms of TB disease and encourage all patients to seek medical care when needed. Timely TB diagnosis prevents the spread of TB disease and saves lives. View the report: https://go.usa.gov/xH3eWexternal icon

April 2

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Did You Know? CDC is committed to achieving health equity—where everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. For the COVID-19 response, CDC is using a Health Equity Strategy to guide the agency in reducing health disparities. Let’s work together to ensure all people have resources to manage their health—easy access to information, affordable testing, and medical care. Data-driven approaches, Community engagement, Culturally & linguistically responsive outreach, Stigma reduction. Join us in ensuring health equity: https://go.usa.gov/xsA2Vexternal icon

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¿Sabías? Los CDC están comprometidos a lograr la equidad en la salud para que todos tengan la oportunidad de estar lo más sanos posible. En la respuesta al COVID-19, los CDC están usando una estrategia de equidad en la salud como guía para reducir las disparidades en la salud. Trabajemos juntos para garantizar que todos tengan los recursos para manejar su salud —acceso fácil a la información, pruebas de detección asequibles y atención médica—. Enfoques basados en datos Participación de la comunidad. Esfuerzos de alcance cultural y lingüísticamente adecuados. Reducción del stigma. Únete a nosotros para garantizar la equidad en la salud: https://bit.ly/2PUPH3N
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¿Sabías? Los CDC están comprometidos a lograr la equidad en la salud para que todos tengan la oportunidad de estar lo más sanos posible. En la respuesta al COVID-19, los CDC están usando una estrategia de equidad en la salud como guía para reducir las disparidades en la salud. Trabajemos juntos para garantizar que todos tengan los recursos para manejar su salud —acceso fácil a la información, pruebas de detección asequibles y atención médica—. Enfoques basados en datos Participación de la comunidad. Esfuerzos de alcance cultural y lingüísticamente adecuados. Reducción del stigma. Únete a nosotros para garantizar la equidad en la salud: https://bit.ly/2PUPH3N

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¿Sabías? Los CDC están comprometidos a lograr la equidad en la salud para que todos tengan la oportunidad de estar lo más sanos posible. En la respuesta al COVID-19, los CDC están usando una estrategia de equidad en la salud como guía para reducir las disparidades en la salud. Trabajemos juntos para garantizar que todos tengan los recursos para manejar su salud —acceso fácil a la información, pruebas de detección asequibles y atención médica—. Enfoques basados en datos
Participación de la comunidad. Esfuerzos de alcance cultural y lingüísticamente adecuados. Reducción del stigma. Únete a nosotros para garantizar la equidad en la salud: https://bit.ly/2PUPH3Nexternal icon

March 12

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Did You Know? Arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults, about 1 in 4. Physical activity, like walking, can reduce arthritis pain, improve physical and emotional well-being, and prevent arthritis-related disability. Adults with arthritis can use proven physical activity and self-management programs to manage their arthritis or other chronic conditions. Visit our site to get started!: https://go.usa.gov/xsyRnexternal icon

February 26

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Did You Know? About 41 people die each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. CDC’s Rx Awareness campaign tells the stories about people whose lives were impacted by prescription opioids. You can support opioid prevention efforts by using and sharing Rx Awareness campaign resources. Here’s how to get started: https://go.usa.gov/xsKyMexternal icon

February 12

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Did You Know? CDC’s Office of Island Affairs (OIA) works closely with 5 US territories and 3 freely associated states to strengthen their public health systems. Map image depicting Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Marshall Islands. OIA works with island health officials to identify and address priority health issues, has field staff in American Samoa, Guam, and Puerto Rico and provides technical assistance and training to support all 8 insular areas, and supports CDC’s investments in hurricane recovery activities and crisis response efforts. Learn more about OIA’s work with the islands at http://go.usa.gov/xAYezexternal icon.

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Page last reviewed: October 22, 2021