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December 9, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: About 1 in 8 caregivers (ages 45+) report worsening memory loss, or subjective cognitive decline, over the last year. This may affect a caregiver’s ability to provide care for their family and friends. Caregivers can reduce their risk for memory loss with positive lifestyle choices, like being physically active, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and drinking in moderation. Find resources for caregivers: bit.ly/Caregiving-DYK-2022

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: About 1 in 8 caregivers (ages 45+) report worsening memory loss, or subjective cognitive decline, over the last year. This may affect a caregiver’s ability to provide care for their family and friends. Caregivers can reduce their risk for memory loss with positive lifestyle choices, like being physically active, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and drinking in moderation. Find resources for caregivers: bit.ly/Caregiving-DYK-2022

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: About 1 in 8 caregivers (ages 45+) report worsening memory loss, or subjective cognitive decline, over the last year. This may affect a caregiver’s ability to provide care for their family and friends. Caregivers can reduce their risk for memory loss with positive lifestyle choices, like being physically active, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and drinking in moderation. Find resources for caregivers: bit.ly/Caregiving-DYK-2022
November 18, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends school-based anti-bullying interventions to reduce bullying experiences and improve student mental health. When interventions are implemented in schools, students report fewer episodes of bullying perpetration, bullying victimization, and mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Learn more about interventions: bit.ly/DYK-CPSTF-2022. CPSTF provides evidence-based recommendations on services, programs, and other interventions to improve population health.

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An infographic titled Did You Know?  Text says: The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends school-based anti-bullying interventions to reduce bullying experiences and improve student mental health. When interventions are implemented in schools, students report fewer episodes of bullying perpetration, bullying victimization, and mental health symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Learn more about interventions: bit.ly/DYK-CPSTF-2022. CPSTF provides evidence-based recommendations on services, programs, and other interventions to improve population health.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends school-based anti-bullying interventions to reduce bullying experiences and improve student mental health. When interventions are implemented in schools, students report fewer episodes of bullying perpetration, bullying victimization, and mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Learn more about interventions: bit.ly/DYK-CPSTF-2022. CPSTF provides evidence-based recommendations on services, programs, and other interventions to improve population health.
November 4, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Nearly one-quarter of American Indian or Alaska Native adults aged 18 and over, are reported to be in fair or poor health. CDC’s Healthy Tribes Program partners with tribes and tribal organizations to focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion; connect cultural teachings and traditions to health and wellness; and build public health workforce capacity. Learn more about our work: bit.ly/HealthyTribes-DYK-2022.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Nearly one-quarter of American Indian or Alaska Native adults aged 18 and over, are reported to be in fair or poor health.  CDC’s Healthy Tribes Program partners with tribes and tribal organizations to focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion; connect cultural teachings and traditions to health and wellness; and build public health workforce capacity. Learn more about our work: bit.ly/HealthyTribes-DYK-2022.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Nearly one-quarter of American Indian or Alaska Native adults aged 18 and over, are reported to be in fair or poor health. CDC’s Healthy Tribes Program partners with tribes and tribal organizations to focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion; connect cultural teachings and traditions to health and wellness; and build public health workforce capacity. Learn more about our work: bit.ly/HealthyTribes-DYK-2022.
October 7, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? with an illustration of lungs, medication bottles, and medication. Text says “There is a new 4-month treatment option for people with tuberculosis (TB) disease in the US. This new option: treats TB in two-thirds the time; can be more convenient and help patients finish treatment faster; and is as effective as the standard 6-month treatment regimen. This is the first successful short treatment regimen for drug-susceptible TB identified in almost 40 years. Learn more about TB treatment options: https://bit.ly/TBDisease-DYK-2022”

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with an illustration of lungs, medication bottles, and medication. Text saysThere is a new 4-month treatment option for people with tuberculosis (TB) disease in the US. This new option: treats TB in two-thirds the time; can be more convenient and help patients finish treatment faster; and is as effective as the standard 6-month treatment regimen. This is the first successful short treatment regimen for drug-susceptible TB identified in almost 40 years. Learn more about TB treatment options: https://bit.ly/TBDisease-DYK-2022

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with an illustration of lungs, medication bottles, and medication. Text says “There is a new 4-month treatment option for people with tuberculosis (TB) disease in the US. This new option: treats TB in two-thirds the time; can be more convenient and help patients finish treatment faster; and is as effective as the standard 6-month treatment regimen. This is the first successful short treatment regimen for drug-susceptible TB identified in almost 40 years. Learn more about TB treatment options: https://bit.ly/TBDisease-DYK-2022”
September 23, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Increasing evidence shows there are modifiable risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Common risk factors for adults 45 and older include minimal physical activity and high blood pressure. Learn how people can modify their lifestyle and behaviors to reduce their risk at bit.ly/Alzheimers-DYK-2022.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Increasing evidence shows there are modifiable risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Common risk factors for adults 45 and older include minimal physical activity and high blood pressure. Learn how people can modify their lifestyle and behaviors to reduce their risk at bit.ly/Alzheimers-DYK-2022.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Increasing evidence shows there are modifiable risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Common risk factors for adults 45 and older include minimal physical activity and high blood pressure. Learn how people can modify their lifestyle and behaviors to reduce their risk at bit.ly/Alzheimers-DYK-2022.
September 9, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Fifty-six percent of people with epilepsy had a seizure within the past year. More than half of US adults don’t feel confident they could provide seizure first aid. Epilepsy and seizure first aid training information is available at bit.ly/Epilepsy-DYK-2022.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime.​ Fifty-six percent of people with epilepsy had a seizure within the past year​. More than half of US adults don’t feel confident they could provide seizure first aid​. Epilepsy and seizure first aid training information is available at bit.ly/Epilepsy-DYK-2022.

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Fifty-six percent of people with epilepsy had a seizure within the past year. More than half of US adults don’t feel confident they could provide seizure first aid. Epilepsy and seizure first aid training information is available at bit.ly/Epilepsy-DYK-2022.
August 26, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? with an illustration of multicolored pencils. Text says “A healthy and supportive school can help students: recognize and manage their emotions; set and achieve positive goals; and establish and maintain positive relationships. Families and schools can work together to create a healthy and supportive environment for students to learn these skills. Find resources on creating healthy school environments: bit.ly/HealthySchoolsDYK”

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An infographic titled Did You Know?  with an illustration of multicolored pencils. Text says “A healthy and supportive school can help students: recognize and manage their emotions; set and achieve positive goals; and establish and maintain positive relationships. Families and schools can work together to create a healthy and supportive environment for students to learn these skills. Find resources on creating healthy school environments: bit.ly/HealthySchoolsDYK

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with an illustration of multicolored pencils. Text says “A healthy and supportive school can help students: recognize and manage their emotions; set and achieve positive goals; and establish and maintain positive relationships. Families and schools can work together to create a healthy and supportive environment for students to learn these skills. Find resources on creating healthy school environments: bit.ly/HealthySchoolsDYK”
August 12, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says “96 million US adults have prediabetes -- that’s more than 1 in 3. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. People at risk for type 2 diabetes can use Path 2 Prevention to guide them on their path toward a healthier life. Explore the Path 2 Prevention tool: bit.ly/path2prevention"

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An infographic titled Did You Know?  Text says “96 million US adults have prediabetes — that’s more than 1 in 3. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. People at risk for type 2 diabetes can use Path 2 Prevention to guide them on their path toward a healthier life. Explore the Path 2 Prevention tool: bit.ly/path2prevention

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An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says “96 million US adults have prediabetes -- that’s more than 1 in 3. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. People at risk for type 2 diabetes can use Path 2 Prevention to guide them on their path toward a healthier life. Explore the Path 2 Prevention tool: bit.ly/path2prevention"
July 22, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? with image of the red Million Hearts® logo. Text says “Nearly half of US adults have hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease or stroke, two leading causes of death in the US. Healthcare and public health professionals can use evidence-based strategies to help patients improve their cardiovascular health. Learn more about these strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xS2K7"

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with image of the red Million Hearts® logo. Text says “Nearly half of US adults have hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease or stroke, two leading causes of death in the US. Healthcare and public health professionals can use evidence-based strategies to help patients improve their cardiovascular health. Learn more about these strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xS2K7

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with image of the red Million Hearts® logo. Text says “Nearly half of US adults have hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease or stroke, two leading causes of death in the US. Healthcare and public health professionals can use evidence-based strategies to help patients improve their cardiovascular health. Learn more about these strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xS2K7"
July 8, 2022
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A graphic titled Did You Know? shows the outline of wine bottles and glasses below text that says: In the US, 140,000 people die per year and 380 people die per day from excessive alcohol use. CDC’s new alcohol screening tool allows adults to anonymously check their drinking & create a personalized change plan. States & communities can use proven strategies to create social & physical environments that reduce excessive alcohol use & its impact. Access the tool & view prevention strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xJMGK

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A graphic titled Did You Know? shows the outline of wine bottles and glasses below text that says: In the US, 140,000 people die per year and 380 people die per day from excessive alcohol use. CDC’s new alcohol screening tool allows adults to anonymously check their drinking & create a personalized change plan. States & communities can use proven strategies to create social & physical environments that reduce excessive alcohol use & its impact. Access the tool & view prevention strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xJMGK

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A graphic titled Did You Know? shows the outline of wine bottles and glasses below text that says: In the US, 140,000 people die per year and 380 people die per day from excessive alcohol use. CDC’s new alcohol screening tool allows adults to anonymously check their drinking & create a personalized change plan. States & communities can use proven strategies to create social & physical environments that reduce excessive alcohol use & its impact. Access the tool & view prevention strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xJMGK
July 1, 2022
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An infographic titled Did You Know? with a collage representing some groups who are at higher risk of death from COVID-19, such as racial and ethnic minority groups, older adults, and people living in poverty or rural areas. Text says “Together, we can—work to ensure communities are healthy & resilient; address COVID-19 disparities; and better understand how to advance health equity. Find the resources you need to promote health equity: https://go.usa.gov/xJwYj”

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with a collage representing some groups who are at higher risk of death from COVID-19, such as racial and ethnic minority groups, older adults, and people living in poverty or rural areas. Text says “Together, we can—work to ensure communities are healthy & resilient; address COVID-19 disparities; and better understand how to advance health equity. Find the resources you need to promote health equity: https://go.usa.gov/xJwYj

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An infographic titled Did You Know? with a collage representing some groups who are at higher risk of death from COVID-19, such as racial and ethnic minority groups, older adults, and people living in poverty or rural areas. Text says “Together, we can—work to ensure communities are healthy & resilient; address COVID-19 disparities; and better understand how to advance health equity. Find the resources you need to promote health equity: https://go.usa.gov/xJwYj”
June 10, 2022
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CDC & AmeriCorps have partnered to launch Public Health AmeriCorps. This innovative program supports US communities’ critical public health needs and provides a pathway for thousands of new members to pursue public health careers. Find opportunities to serve at https://go.usa.gov/xJaAW.

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CDC & AmeriCorps have partnered to launch Public Health AmeriCorps. This innovative program supports US communities’ critical public health needs and provides a pathway for thousands of new members to pursue public health careers. Find opportunities to serve at https://go.usa.gov/xJaAW.

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CDC & AmeriCorps have partnered to launch Public Health AmeriCorps. This innovative program supports US communities’ critical public health needs and provides a pathway for thousands of new members to pursue public health careers. Find opportunities to serve at https://go.usa.gov/xJaAW.
May 20, 2022
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Did You Know? Nearly 92,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020, a 31% increase from 2019. CDC’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program helps jurisdictions collect timely overdose data to inform their prevention and response efforts. States, territories, and localities can use OD2A evaluation profiles to measure their program’s impact. Learn how to evaluate your program’s implementation and effectiveness https://go.usa.gov/xu7fb
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Did You Know? Nearly 92,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020, a 31% increase from 2019. CDC’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program helps jurisdictions collect timely overdose data to inform their prevention and response efforts. States, territories, and localities can use OD2A evaluation profiles to measure their program’s impact. Learn how to evaluate your program’s implementation and effectiveness https://go.usa.gov/xu7fb

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Did You Know? Nearly 92,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020, a 31% increase from 2019. CDC’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program helps jurisdictions collect timely overdose data to inform their prevention and response efforts. States, territories, and localities can use OD2A evaluation profiles to measure their program’s impact. Learn how to evaluate your program’s implementation and effectiveness: https://go.usa.gov/xu7fb

May 6, 2022
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Did You Know? HIV partner services are offered to people diagnosed with HIV infection and their sexual or needle-sharing partners. These cost-effective interventions include: Preventive services, Partner identification & notification, HIV testing of partners, and Linkage to HIV care & other medical services. Implementation of partner services interventions can increase HIV testing and reduce transmission of the virus and supports Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. View the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for HIV partner services: http://go.usa.gov/xuKxD
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Did You Know? HIV partner services are offered to people diagnosed with HIV infection and their sexual or needle-sharing partners. These cost-effective interventions include: Preventive services, Partner identification & notification, HIV testing of partners, and Linkage to HIV care & other medical services. Implementation of partner services interventions can increase HIV testing and reduce transmission of the virus and supports Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. View the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for HIV partner services: http://go.usa.gov/xuKxD

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Did You Know? HIV partner services are offered to people diagnosed with HIV infection and their sexual or needle-sharing partners. These cost-effective interventions include: Preventive services, Partner identification & notification, HIV testing of partners, and Linkage to HIV care & other medical services. Implementation of partner services interventions can increase HIV testing and reduce transmission of the virus and supports Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. View the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for HIV partner services: http://go.usa.gov/xuKxD

April 8, 2022
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Did You Know? Think. Test. Treat TB. TB hides in plain sight----up to 13 million Americans are living with inactive TB. 1 in 10 people with inactive TB will get sick with active TB disease, potentially spreading it to others. Healthcare providers can use CDC’s Think. Test. Treat TB toolkit to raise awareness of TB. Explore the toolkit here: https://go.usa.gov/xzhfF
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Did You Know? Think. Test. Treat TB. TB hides in plain sight----up to 13 million Americans are living with inactive TB. 1 in 10 people with inactive TB will get sick with active TB disease, potentially spreading it to others. Healthcare providers can use CDC’s Think. Test. Treat TB toolkit to raise awareness of TB. Explore the toolkit here: https://go.usa.gov/xzhfF

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Did You Know? Think. Test. Treat TB. TB hides in plain sight—-up to 13 million Americans are living with inactive TB. 1 in 10 people with inactive TB will get sick with active TB disease, potentially spreading it to others. Healthcare providers can use CDC’s Think. Test. Treat TB toolkit to raise awareness of TB. Explore the toolkit here: https://go.usa.gov/xzhfF

March 18, 2022
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Did You Know? CDC’s Project Firstline provides infection control education for millions of healthcare workers & the public health workforce, empowers healthcare workers by building their core knowledge of infection control, and has dozens of new educational materials & resources you can use to protect patients, facilities & yourself from infectious disease threats. Find the infection control resources you need with Project Firstline: https://go.usa.gov/xzgbx
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Did You Know? CDC’s Project Firstline provides infection control education for millions of healthcare workers & the public health workforce, empowers healthcare workers by building their core knowledge of infection control, and has dozens of new educational materials & resources you can use to protect patients, facilities & yourself from infectious disease threats. Find the infection control resources you need with Project Firstline: https://go.usa.gov/xzgbx

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Did You Know? CDC’s Project Firstline provides infection control education for millions of healthcare workers & the public health workforce, empowers healthcare workers by building their core knowledge of infection control, and has dozens of new educational materials & resources you can use to protect patients, facilities & yourself from infectious disease threats. Find the infection control resources you need with Project Firstline: https://go.usa.gov/xzgbx

February 11, 2022
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Did You Know? Maternal mortality: 700+ women die each year from pregnancy or delivery complications in the United States. 2 in 3 of these deaths are preventable. CDC has new Hear Her™ campaign resources that you can customize & co-brand to help prevent pregnancy-related deaths, including shareable graphics, sample social media posts, posters & palm cards. Download & share Hear Her materials: https://go.usa.gov/xtnPt
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Did You Know? Maternal mortality: 700+ women die each year from pregnancy or delivery complications in the United States. 2 in 3 of these deaths are preventable. CDC has new Hear Her™ campaign resources that you can customize & co-brand to help prevent pregnancy-related deaths, including shareable graphics, sample social media posts, posters & palm cards. Download & share Hear Her materials: https://go.usa.gov/xtnPt

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Did You Know? Maternal mortality: 700+ women die each year from pregnancy or delivery complications in the United States. 2 in 3 of these deaths are preventable. CDC has new Hear Her™ campaign resources that you can customize & co-brand to help prevent pregnancy-related deaths, including shareable graphics, sample social media posts, posters & palm cards. Download & share Hear Her materials: https://go.usa.gov/xtnPt

January 28, 2022
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Did You Know? CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report: The Latest Data. During 2001–2020, diabetes prevalence increased significantly among US adults. 37.1 million adults were living with diabetes in 2019—that’s 14.7% of all US adults. Total estimated cost of diabetes in 2017 was about $327 billion from medical costs, lost productivity from missed work, unemployment from chronic disability, and premature death. Use this new report to inform your diabetes initiatives: https://go.usa.gov/xtB9y
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Did You Know? CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report: The Latest Data. During 2001–2020, diabetes prevalence increased significantly among US adults. 37.1 million adults were living with diabetes in 2019—that’s 14.7% of all US adults. Total estimated cost of diabetes in 2017 was about $327 billion from medical costs, lost productivity from missed work, unemployment from chronic disability, and premature death. Use this new report to inform your diabetes initiatives: https://go.usa.gov/xtB9y

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Did You Know? CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report: The Latest Data. During 2001–2020, diabetes prevalence increased significantly among US adults. 37.1 million adults were living with diabetes in 2019—that’s 14.7% of all US adults. Total estimated cost of diabetes in 2017 was about $327 billion from medical costs, lost productivity from missed work, unemployment from chronic disability, and premature death. Use this new report to inform your diabetes initiatives: https://go.usa.gov/xtB9y

January 14, 2022
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Did You Know? PHAP host site application period is open through February 18! The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a unique CDC training program that strengthens the front lines of public health by filling critical gaps in staffing. PHAP host sites are assigned CDC-funded associates who are career-minded, flexible, and ready for hands-on experience in public health. Public health agencies can apply to become a PHAP host site and train the next generation of public health workers. Become a PHAP host site & help drive public health forward: https://go.usa.gov/xtquG
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Did You Know? PHAP host site application period is open through February 18! The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a unique CDC training program that strengthens the front lines of public health by filling critical gaps in staffing. PHAP host sites are assigned CDC-funded associates who are career-minded, flexible, and ready for hands-on experience in public health. Public health agencies can apply to become a PHAP host site and train the next generation of public health workers. Become a PHAP host site & help drive public health forward: https://go.usa.gov/xtquG

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Did You Know? PHAP host site application period is open through February 18! The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a unique CDC training program that strengthens the front lines of public health by filling critical gaps in staffing. PHAP Host sites are assigned CDC-funded associates who are career-minded, flexible, and ready for hands-on experience in public health. Public health agencies can apply to become a PHAP host site and train the next generation of public health workers. Become a PHAP host site & help drive public health forward: https://go.usa.gov/xtquG

December 17, 2021
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FoodNet Fast, CDC’s interactive pathogen surveillance tool, provides interactive data you can use for your food safety policy and prevention initiatives.
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Did You Know? FoodNet Fast: CDC’s interactive pathogen surveillance tool offers foodborne disease data for the last 25 years; instantly creates custom graphs, maps, and tables as you filter data by pathogen, year, location, race, sex, or age group; and helps provide a foundation for your food safety policy and prevention initiatives. Get foodborne illness data with FoodNet Fast: https://go.usa.gov/xewaF

November 19, 2021
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Did You Know? Counter COVID-19 misinformation. Misinformation spread on social media and through other channels affects COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccination rates. Strong confidence in COVID-19 vaccines leads to more people getting vaccinated, which leads to fewer COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. Use CDC tools to counter misinformation and increase vaccine confidence: https://go.usa.gov/xMF4z
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Did You Know? Counter COVID-19 misinformation. Misinformation spread on social media and through other channels affects COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccination rates. Strong confidence in COVID-19 vaccines leads to more people getting vaccinated, which leads to fewer COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. Use CDC tools to counter misinformation and increase vaccine confidence: https://go.usa.gov/xMF4z

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Did You Know? Counter COVID-19 misinformation. Misinformation spread on social media and through other channels affects COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccination rates. Strong confidence in COVID-19 vaccines leads to more people getting vaccinated, which leads to fewer COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. Use CDC tools to counter misinformation and increase vaccine confidence: https://go.usa.gov/xMF4z

October 22, 2021
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Did You Know? Text messaging interventions help adults quit smoking. Text messaging interventions offer interactive quitting strategies and on-demand support that can be customized for different populations. The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends text messaging interventions for tobacco smoking cessation to increase the number of adults who successfully quit. View CPSTF’s recommendation: https://go.usa.gov/xMVKq
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Did You Know? Text messaging interventions help adults quit smoking. Text messaging interventions offer interactive quitting strategies and on-demand support that can be customized for different populations. The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends text messaging interventions for tobacco smoking cessation to increase the number of adults who successfully quit. View CPSTF’s recommendation: https://go.usa.gov/xMVKq

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Did You Know? Text messaging interventions help adults quit smoking. Text messaging interventions offer interactive quitting strategies and on-demand support that can be customized for different populations. The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends text messaging interventions for tobacco smoking cessation to increase the number of adults who successfully quit. View CPSTF’s recommendation: https://go.usa.gov/xMVKq

September 17, 2021
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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
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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

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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, 2021
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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://www.cdc.gov/policy/polaris/tis/index.html?s_cid=CSTLTS_DYK_Website_TIS
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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://www.cdc.gov/policy/polaris/tis/index.html?s_cid=CSTLTS_DYK_Website_TIS

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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, 2021
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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.
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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.

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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, 2021
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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/x69B5.
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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/x69B5.

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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/x69B5.

June 21, 2021
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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
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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

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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, 2021
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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.
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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.

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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, 2021
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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
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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

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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, 2021
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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/xHj4Z
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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/xHj4Z

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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/xHj4Z

April 9, 2021
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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/xH3eW
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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/xH3eW

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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/xH3eW

April 2, 2021
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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/xsA2V
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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/xsA2V

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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/xsA2V

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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/2PUPH3N

March 12, 2021
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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/xsyRn
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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/xsyRn

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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/xsyRn

February 26, 2021
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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/xsKyM
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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/xsKyM

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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/xsKyM

February 12, 2021
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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/xAYez.
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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/xAYez.

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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/xAYez.