Posts tagged "CDC"

April 16 news: Drowning deaths declining, EPA and mercury limits, casual marijuana use

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
APHA, CDC get ‘nerdy’ during National Public Health Week

APHA, CDC get ‘nerdy’ during National Public Health Week

Public health nerds, get ready for a week of — well — nerdiness.
Frieden briefs APHA, advocates about CDC’s FY 2015 budget request

Frieden briefs APHA, advocates about CDC’s FY 2015 budget request

U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 fiscal year budget request mixes good and bad news for public health, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden.

President’s 2015 budget ‘disappointing’ for public health

With his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal yesterday U.S. President Barack Obama announced some targeted investments in public health but overall funding for core programs was “disappointing,” according to APHA.
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.
2014 ‘state of public health’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

2014 ‘state of public health’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden defined the 2014 state of public health — and how APHA and public health professionals can improve the nation’s health with “six essential components for success.”
CDC: Antibiotic misuse is killing Americans

CDC: Antibiotic misuse is killing Americans

If you’re an American you’ve probably taken an antibiotic, and there’s a 50 percent chance you’ve done so when it was not necessary. According to new data released by CDC, overuse of antibiotics is not just unnecessary — it’s fatal.
CT screenings offer new hope for preventing lung cancer deaths

CT screenings offer new hope for preventing lung cancer deaths

While smoking prevention and cessation have been the primary means to battle the No. 1 cancer killer in the U.S., a new tool could soon be more widely available to aid efforts to save lives.
Frieden talks global threats, public health strategy at Press Club

Frieden talks global threats, public health strategy at Press Club

Prevention is the last thing public health professionals should worry about, says the leader of the nation’s federal public health bureau.
Report: Disability shouldn’t be a barrier to health

Report: Disability shouldn’t be a barrier to health

A new report encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities in more mainstream public health practices and programs. Find out what's working and what more needs to be done in this new CDC report.
How Community Transformation Grants can draw attention

How Community Transformation Grants can draw attention

Your innovative strategies are making people healthier in your city, school or neighborhood. How do you plan to show it?
CDC hosts community health leaders for 3-day training

CDC hosts community health leaders for 3-day training

Good public health is synonymous with healthy communities. And though a national infrastructure works to create a healthier America, its influence is obstructed by barriers that prevent the public health workforce from working well together.