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Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19
(Just Now) Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put various groups of people at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19, including many racial and ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities. Studies have shown people from racial and ethnic minority groups are also dying from COVID-19 at younger ages.
COVID-19 Surveillance and Investigations in Workplaces
(1 days ago) Jesse Bonwitt, BVSc 1; Ruth W. Deya, MBChB 2; Dustin W. Currie, PhD 1,3; Beth Lipton, DVM 2; Melinda Huntington-Frazier, MSN 2; Sara Jaye Sanford, MPH 2; Aley Joseph Pallickaparambil, MS, MPH 2; Julia Hood, PhD 2; Agam K. Rao, MD 1; Kaitlin Kelly-Reif, PhD 1; Sara E. Luckhaupt, MD 1; Sargis Pogosjans, MPH 2; Scott Lindquist, MD 4; Jeff Duchin, MD 2; Vance Kawakami, DVM 2; Public Health
Preventing Chronic Disease The Institute of Medicine’s
(7 days ago) Public health programs and health systems need to promote community-based care, including chronic illness self-management and professionally driven disease management (eg, nurse help lines), cognitive training, and complementary and alternative medicine. There are promising reports for all of the community-based care methods, but more research
The Institute of Medicine’s New Report on Living Well With
(1 days ago) Public Health Fund promises up to $2 billion per year for chronic illness prevention but is vulnerable to attempts to balance the federal budget. The underfunded state of chronic illness prevention programs begs the question of where governmental public health organizations and community-based health service providers will find the funds to add
Public Health Advisor at CDC
(7 days ago) Department: Department of Health And Human Services Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DE-COVID19-11152694 SALARY RANGE: $92143.0 to $118787.0/Per Year OPEN PERIOD: 2021-07-07 to 2021-07-12 SERIES & GRADE: GS--13/13 AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT: The Centers for Disease Control and …
Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) CDC
(5 days ago) Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an individual’s or a group’s perceived physical and mental health over time. On this site, find general information about health-related quality of life, such as HRQOL surveillance and its role in public health practice.
Travel Health Notices Travelers' Health CDC
(6 days ago) Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters, in destinations around the world. See types of travel notices.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health CDC
(Just Now) The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. More. Learn what CDC is doing to protect the health of LGBT: Spotlight on Hepatitis and Gay/Bisexual Men.
Health United States -2019-
(7 days ago) Health, United States, 2019 iii Preface Health, United States, 2019 is the 43rd report on the health status of the nation and is submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress of the United States in compliance with Section 308 of the Public Health …
Well-Being Concepts HRQOL CDC
(9 days ago) Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a resource that allows people to realize their aspirations, satisfy their needs and to cope with the environment in order to live a long, productive, and fruitful life. 25, 29-31 In this sense, health enables social, economic and personal development fundamental to well-being. 25, 30, 31 Health
Health Effects Marijuana CDC
(9 days ago) The known health risks of secondhand exposure to cigarette smoke—to the heart or lungs, for instance—raise questions about whether secondhand exposure to marijuana smoke poses similar health risks. While there is very little data on the health consequences of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke, there is concern that it could cause harmful
Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations CDC
(9 days ago) Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations. Among the world’s 34 million displaced people, approximately 80% are women and children and are vulnerable to abuses and negative health outcomes during crisis. Women often become heads of households because they are widowed or deserted during displacement and become sole providers and caretakers of
Racism and Health Health Equity CDC
(2 days ago) Racism is a Serious Threat to the Public’s Health. —consisting of structures, policies, practices, and norms—that assigns value and determines opportunity based on the way people look or the color of their skin. This results in conditions that unfairly advantage some and disadvantage others throughout society. —negatively affects the
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated
(1 days ago) If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings. For related information for healthcare settings, visit Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations
Benefits of Quitting Smoking & Tobacco Use CDC
(1 days ago) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: What It Means to You. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2004 [accessed 2020 May 13].
Learn About Mental Health
(8 days ago) What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. 1 Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental
Health Information & Privacy CDC
(3 days ago) Protected health information or individually identifiable health information includes demographic information collected from an individual and 1) is created or received by a healthcare provider, health plan, employer, or healthcare clearinghouse and 2) relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an
Health Insurance Market Overview
(7 days ago) Health Insurance Marketplaces will fundamentally alter the industry . Health plans must develop strategic strategies for each Insurance Marketplace ( sub-state, state or region and individual and/or small group ). Key Changes By 2014, States will establish marketplaces for individuals and small groups (in 2015)
National Health Education Standards
(9 days ago) The National Health Education Standards (NHES) were developed to establish, promote, and support health-enhancing behaviors for students in all grade levels—from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The NHES provide a framework for teachers, administrators, and policy makers in designing or selecting curricula, allocating instructional
Climate Effects on Health CDC
(6 days ago) The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food- and water-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, and threats to mental health. For more information on the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
(4 days ago) The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 CDC
(8 days ago) Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.
Introduction to COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
(2 days ago) Health and Healthcare People from racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by lack of access to quality health care, health insurance, and/or linguistically and culturally responsive health care. Inequities in treatment may result in distrust of government and healthcare systems.
Health Education in Schools CDC
(9 days ago) Health education is effective at addressing adolescent behaviors. Youth behaviors and experiences set the stage for adult health. 1-3 In particular, health behaviors and experiences related to early sexual initiation, violence, and substance use are consistently linked to poor grades and test scores and lower educational attainment. 4-7 In turn, providing health education as early as possible
The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity Healthy
(2 days ago) Obesity trends, economic consequences, state-based programs and other resources for the health professional. *Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.
Health Characteristics of Adults Years of Age and Over
(2 days ago) expanding the public health focus on promoting quality of life at the older ages. Assessing the distribution of health impairments and health risks of the near elderly as well as the elderly is an important step in furthering efforts to enhance health and well-being of older adults in the United States. The Federal government, as well as
One Health Basics One Health CDC
(7 days ago) One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
Poor Nutrition CDC
(2 days ago) Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants. It can reduce the risk of some short-term health conditions for infants and long-term health conditions for infants and mothers. Maternity care practices in the first hours and days after birth can influence whether and how long infants are breastfed.
Reaching for Health Equity Health Equity Features CDC
(2 days ago) The blog is devoted to increasing awareness of health inequities and promoting national, state, and local efforts to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity. It is intended to be a useful way to discuss topics related to common challenges, and lessons learned and promising practices related to health …
Chronic Disease Center (NCCDPHP) CDC
(4 days ago) Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes.These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.. At CDC, our job is to make it easier for all Americans to make healthy choices so they can enjoy life.
Return-to-Work Criteria for Healthcare Workers CDC
(5 days ago) Introduction. This guidance is for occupational health programs and public health officials making decisions about return to work for HCP with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, or who have suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection (e.g., developed symptoms of COVID-19) but were never tested for SARS-CoV-2. HCP with symptoms of COVID-19 should be prioritized
What Works: Sexual Health Services Adolescent and School
(Just Now) Sexual health services (SHS) cover broad preventive measures, like taking a sexual history or risk assessment; education; and counseling, testing, and treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). SHS can significantly improve an adolescent’s immediate and lifelong health by identifying health issues early and providing services.
Improving Health Literacy for Older Adults
(8 days ago) for health professionals. Today, a wide variety of health information is available because of recent trends in society, which include technological advances such as the Internet and the need for patients to be informed “consumers” of health care services.6 Consumers are expected to be savvy about quality, cost, and effectiveness, which requires
About Rural Health CSELS OPHSS CDC
(2 days ago) The gaps in health in rural areas can be addressed. For example, healthcare providers in rural areas can: Screen patients for high blood pressure and make blood pressure control a quality improvement goal. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health. Learn the
(5 days ago) Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 95,000 deaths and 2.8 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2011 – 2015, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 29 years. 1 Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. 2 The economic costs
Program Evaluation Guide
(3 days ago) CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. Program evaluation is one of ten essential public health services  and a critical organizational practice in public health.  Until recently, however, there has been little agreement among public health officials on the principles and procedures for conducting such studies.
What is Total Worker Health
(6 days ago) Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well- being. The Total Worker Health (TWH) approach prioritizes a hazard-free work environment for all workers. It also brings
Tips for College Health and Safety Health Equity
(Just Now) Stay safe. Manage stress and maintain balance. A few ways to manage stress are to get enough sleep (7 to 8 hours a day), avoid drugs and alcohol, connect socially, and take time for yourself. Seek help from a medical or mental health professional if you are depressed or experiencing distress.