CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on a Healthy Workforce | CDC Online Newsroom

Alert_06 Archived: This Page Is No Longer Being Updated This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated. Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 28, 2015Contact: CDC Media Relations404-639-3286   Business Pulse: Healthy Workforce, launched today by CDC Foundation, provides employers and workers with access to resources […]

New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to “Prevent Diabetes STAT” | CDC Online Newsroom

Leading voices in health care launch urgent effort to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, one of nation’s most debilitating chronic diseases Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen Test Act Today Chicago – With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) […]

CDC Unveils Redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People Website | CDC Online Newsroom

Alert_06 Archived: This Page Is No Longer Being Updated This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated. For Immediate Release Embargoed Until: Friday, October 2, 2015Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 CDC today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch […]

CDC Museum – Places and Spaces: Mapping Science

Drawing Actionable Insights from Data   Media Statement For Immediate Release: Monday, January 25, 2016Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 Data visualization is a powerful tool that helps both scientists and the public quickly understand the scope and context of complex health threats. From January 25 to June 17, 2016, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum will […]

New Resources for Infection Prevention in Dental Settings | CDC Online Newsroom

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 29, 2016Contact: CDC Media Relations404-639-3286 What The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a new resource designed to    help dental health care professionals prevent infections. The new resource, “Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care,” brings together CDC recommendations from […]

CDC Director Travels to Tanzania

CDC Director Robert Redfield, M.D., will travel to Tanzania today, at the request of HHS Secretary Alex Azar following their recent travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Uganda. Dr. Redfield plans to meet with Tanzanian health officials and CDC personnel who maintain a long-term staff presence in the country and work […]

Vaping and Lung Injury

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U.S. Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence

The report also found more than half (52%) of LGBQ+ students had recently experienced poor mental health and, concerningly, that more than 1 in 5 (22%) attempted suicide in the past year. Trend data are not available for students who identify as LGBQ+ due to changes in survey methods. Findings by race and ethnicity also […]

CDC planning wastewater testing for polio in select communities

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will strategically expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in select jurisdictions across the country. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) are among the first locations to explore plans to start collecting wastewater samples in specific communities for analysis […]

Too few people treated for hepatitis C

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection. According to CDC’s estimates: Overall, less than 1 in 3 people with health insurance get direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C within a year of diagnosis. […]

COVID Vaccine Effectiveness Data Show Protection Gained by Boosters

A third and fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose offered substantial protection among adults with healthy immune systems who were eligible to receive them during Omicron variant evolution in early 2022, according to a new MMWR published today. The findings of this study, in conjunction with recently published data showing people infected with BA.2 may also have antibodies […]

Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen

Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a historic increase of 35% in the firearm homicide rate, resulting in the highest firearm homicide rate in more than 25 years. This, along with increases in firearm suicide rates […]

New Recommendations for Use of 15-Valent and 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugant Vaccine, 2022

What is already known about this topic? Currently, the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) (PCV13) and the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) are recommended for U.S. adults. Recommendations vary by age and risk groups. What is added by this report? On October 20, 2021, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended 15-valent PCV (PCV15) or […]