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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November 30, 2012
- One in four of all new HIV infections occur among youth ages 13‒24 years, yet 60 percent of youth with HIV are unaware they are infected.
- HIV testing, especially for youth at risk, helps prevent the spread of HIV and save lives.
- Many effective interventions have been shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth.
November 16, 2012
- Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than other women.
- Implementing effective interventions, such as promoting timely follow-up after abnormal mammograms, using patient navigators, and providing high quality treatment, can help reduce breast cancer deaths.
- CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.
November 9, 2012
- Each day, more than 1,200 people in the U.S. die from smoking and more than 2,500 youths and young adults become regular smokers.
- Although smoking is decreasing among youth, seven percent of middle-school students and 23 percent of high school students used some form of tobacco last year.
- CDC offers helpful resources for preventing tobacco use among youth.
November 2, 2012
- Communities of practice are groups of people who work together to fix common problems in areas they all care about.
- You can join public health professionals nationwide in launching collaborative communities on phConnect.
- CDC offers a resource kit to help you use communities of practice in your public health work.
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 They may become outdated over time.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 17, 2016
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