Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office 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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January 27, 2012
January 20, 2012
- CDC released new guidelines to keep HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis data safe, secure, and confidential.
- Ensuring common standards for data security and confidentiality allows programs to use and share data more effectively, which can improve the delivery of prevention and care services.
- You can find more information on how program collaboration and service integration is being implemented in six state and local jurisdictions.
January 13, 2012
- One in six U.S. adults binge drinks about four times a month and, on average, the largest number of drinks per binge is 8.
- Drinking too much, including binge drinking, causes 80,000 deaths each year and cost $223.5 billion in 2006. Most binge drinkers are not alcohol dependent or alcoholics.
- The Community Guide recommends several community-based strategies for preventing binge drinking. Find out what your community can do.
January 6, 2012
- Folic acid taken before and during pregnancy can help prevent many neural tube defects (NTDs), which are serious birth defects of the brain and spine.
- 3,000 pregnancies are affected by NTDs every year in the United States, with higher rates among Hispanic women.
- CDC offers free folic acid resources, both in English and Spanish, during National Folic Acid Awareness Week in January and all through the year.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.
- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: October 14, 2016
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