Health Matters for Women
New from CDCA 13-Minute DVD Increases HPV Vaccination
Learn about a 13-minute DVD that promotes the completion of the 3-dose HPV vaccine series that prevents most types of cervical cancer.
CDC Seeks Former Smokers for National Ad Campaign - Apply by Oct. 21, 2013
CDC is recruiting individuals to feature in its national tobacco education campaign. It will feature real people from all population groups, including women. They are also looking for WOMEN who are ex-smokers: who have suffered from a heart attack due to smoking (ages 40-60); who have had lung cancer that was caused by smoking (ages 40-60); or who smoked during their pregnancy and had a baby born with a cleft lip, cleft palate or low birth weight (less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces).
America’s New Health Insurance Marketplace
On October 1, you’ll be able to search for healthcare coverage options, get accurate information on the plans available in your state and make apples-to-apples comparisons of private insurance plans and their prices.
AMIGAS Outreach Intervention
AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotoras (community health workers) and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. CDC funded a recent randomized controlled trial that showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics aged 21 to 65 years.
Total Body Bone Area, Bone Mineral Content, and Bone Mineral Density for Individuals Aged 8 Years and Over: United States, 1999-2006
Smoothed mean total body BMD increased until early adulthood and then remained relatively stable in males and females in the three racial and ethnic groups examined until approximately age 50, after which it declined with age in both sexes in the three groups.
On-Line Course Trains Nurses on Preventing Workplace Violence
A new free on-line course aims to train nurses on recognizing and preventing workplace violence. The multi-media training incorporates lesson text, videos depicting workplace violence incidents, testimonials from real nurses, and lesson quizzes.
Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy
This white paper is intended for practitioners and others who work with adolescents and provides an overview about the ways in which digital technology can be used to improve the sexual health of adolescents. The burden of STDs among people aged 15-24 years accounts for nearly half of all STDs reported in the U.S.
Infertility and Impaired Fecundity in the United States, 1982-2010: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth
The percentage of married women aged 15-44 who were infertile fell from 8.5% in 1982 (2.4 million women) to 6.0% (1.5 million) in 2006-2010. Among all women, 11% had impaired fecundity in 2006-2010. Both infertility and impaired fecundity remain closely associated with age for nulliparous women.
CDC Grand Rounds: Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality
Non-Hispanic black infants continue to die at nearly twice the rate of non-Hispanic white infants. Prevention of infant deaths should begin in the preconception period; opportunities are available to improve the health of mothers, and thus avoid preventable infant deaths.
Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America Exhibit
Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America examines some historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity for all in the U.S. In addition to viewing historic photographs, documents, and objects, visitors can check up on the health of their communities through interactive atlases. Exhibit starts September 28, 2013 and ends January 17, 2014.
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding - How Communities Can Help
Across the United States, most new mothers hope to breastfeed. Breastfeeding can protect the health of babies and their mothers. With support from their families and communities, mothers are more likely to be able to breastfeed their babies.
HPV Vaccine for Boys and Girls
This two-page fact sheet includes sections on: HPV and cancer, more about HPV, recommendations for girls and boys at age 11 or 12, vaccine safety, why the vaccine is needed, paying for the vaccine, what about boys, and Jacquelyn’s story.
Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk?
How much do you know about alcohol use during pregnancy? Take our quiz to find out.
Women, Girls, and Binge Drinking - Podcast
Binge drinking is a dangerous and costly public health problem, and it’s bigger than we thought. In July 2013, CDC’s Alcohol Program Director, Bob Brewer, went on the air to discuss the serious, under-recognized problem of binge drinking among women and girls.
Health Equity Resource Toolkit Addressing Obesity Disparities
This Toolkit and website can assist public health practitioners with a systematic approach to program planning using a health equity lens.
Put “HPV Cancer Prevention” on Your Back-to-School Checklist
HPV vaccine can prevent certain cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus. Get your girls and your boys vaccinated at 11 or 12, or as soon as possible if they're already 13 or older.
Amanda Beard Swims Healthy
Seven-time Olympic medalist and mom is no stranger to the pool-or to healthy and safe swimming. Even if you're not swimming competitively, swimming and other kinds of water-based exercise have health benefits.
Public Health Practice Stories from the Field: Keeping Teen Parents on Track for Graduation
To improve health, education, and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting students and their children in these five cities, the Connecticut State Department of Education spearheaded the Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens initiative.
Public Health Practice Stories from the Field: Preventing Repeat Teen Pregnancy: A Multitiered Approach to Teen Pregnancy Prevention in San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center, UT Teen Health (UTTH) is partnering with Nurse Family Partnership, a community health program that focuses on prenatal care and parenting with first-time mothers through evidence-based programs. In addition, UTTH is partnering with hospital systems, social service agencies, high schools, and college campuses to provide a multitiered approach to teen pregnancy prevention.
College Health and Safety
College life involves making many choices. Make good choices about your health and safety. Learn good habits for a lifetime.
Protect Yourself against Shingles: Get Vaccinated
Almost 1 out of 3 people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. Your risk increases as you get older. People 60 years of age or older should get vaccinated against this painful disease.