Track or Treat | Tracking | NCEH
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
My Family Health Portrait|Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base
The mission of the Public Health Genomics is to integrate advances in human genetics into public health research, policy, and programs
Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes
Heart attacks and strokes can be catastrophic, life-changing events that are all too common. Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death, disability, and healthcare spending in the US. Alarmingly, many of these events happen to adults ages 35-64—over 800,000 in 2016.
More than a mental health problem
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. In fact, many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death.
Identifying increases in opioid overdoses
Emergency department (ED) visits for opioid* overdoses rose 30% in all parts of the US from July 2016 through September 2017.
Asthma in Children
Asthma is a serious disease causing wheezing, difficulty breathing, and coughing. Over a lifetime, it can cause permanent lung damage. About 16% of black children and 7% of white children have asthma.
Safe Sleep for Babies
There have been dramatic improvements in reducing baby deaths during sleep since the 1990s, when recommendations were introduced to place babies on their back for sleep. However, since the late 1990s, declines have slowed.
Colorectal Cancer Early Detection
Joan Lunden encourages adults ages 50 and over to talk to their doctor to determine the right screening test for colorectal cancer. Comments on this video ar...
Safety Tips for Handling and Preparing Common Foods | Food Safety
Help prevent food poisoning by following safety tips for handling and preparing common foods.