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March 2012


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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March 30, 2012

March 23, 2012

  • Today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with tuberculosis (TB).
  • TB rates in the United States are declining, yet nearly 9 million people around the world still get sick with TB disease each year.
  • Local coalitions in many states are convening activities related to World TB Day; contact your state TB control office to learn more and get involved.

March 16, 2012

  • On March 15, 2012, CDC launched Tips from Former Smokers, a national campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else from starting.
  • Stories and hard-hitting images about ex-smokers, who have suffered severe health consequences from tobacco use, are featured in this compelling campaign.
  • You can encourage smokers to quit and spread the word about the campaign using CDC tools and resources.

March 9, 2012

March 2, 2012

  • Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths in the United States.
  • Thirty-seven CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) develop and test chronic disease prevention programs and interventions through partnerships with public health agencies.
  • The PRCs provide health promotion and disease prevention trainings to nearly 2,900 public health employees a year; check out the online catalog of trainings.

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 They may become outdated over time.