Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 12/02/2013 10:36 AM EST
Health Matters for Women
New from CDCTrends in Smoking Before, During, and After Pregnancy - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, United States, 40 Sites, 2000–2010
For the majority of sites, smoking prevalence before, during, or after pregnancy did not change over time. The prevalence of smoking during pregnancy decreased (p = 0.04; linear trend assessed with logistic regression) from 13.3% in 2000 to 12.3% in 2010, and the prevalence of smoking after delivery decreased (p<0 .01="" 17.2="" 18.6="" 2000="" 2010.="" from="" in="" p="" to=""> Malaria Surveillance - United States, 2011
A total of 37 cases of malaria were reported among pregnant women in 2011, representing 6% of cases among all women (n = 654). The number of pregnant women with malaria did not change significantly from the 41 cases reported in 2010. Of the 37 cases among pregnant women, 11 (30%) cases were severe.
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
This supplement is the second CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (CHDIR). The 2013 CHDIR provides new data for 19 of the topics published in 2011 and 10 new topics. When data were available and suitable analyses were possible for the topic area, disparities were examined for population characteristics that included race and ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. The purpose of this supplement is to raise awareness of differences among groups regarding selected health outcomes and health determinants and to prompt actions to reduce disparities. This page includes links to the report, fact sheet, press release, and topics table.
Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer Screening
Studies show that women with disabilities are less likely than women without disabilities to have received a mammogram in the past two years. They are also less likely to receive routine clinical preventive services. CDC, along with its partners, is working to improve mammography use among women with disabilities.
Injury and Violence Policy Evaluation
CDC developed this series of briefs to increase the use of policy evaluation methods in the field of injury prevention and control. The briefs and related appendices are intended to provide an increased understanding of the concepts and methodologies of policy evaluation. Each of the briefs focuses on one specific aspect of policy evaluation; however, reading them all will provide a comprehensive overview of policy evaluation concepts and methodology. The appendices provide additional detail on specific topics.
National Influenza Vaccination Week: Resources for Health Professionals & Partners, December 8-14, 2013
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination.
Winnable Battles Progress Report 2010-2015
CDC set clear goals and established meaningful indicators of success for key winnable battles, including healthcare-associated infections; tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; motor vehicle safety; teen pregnancy; and HIV prevention. The Winnable Battles Progress Report 2010-2015 shows where we are on meeting our 2015 goals.
Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives
Testing saves lives, but only if people get tested. Studies show that people who are able to pick the test they prefer are more likely to actually get the test done. Increasing the use of all recommended colorectal cancer tests can save more lives and is cost-effective.
Hepatitis B “Protect Your Baby for Life” Fact Sheet
This 2-page fact sheet is for pregnant women who have Hepatitis B and explains the importance of the Hepatitis B vaccine in preventing the spread of hepatitis B to their infants. Available in twelve languages.
2014 STD Prevention Conference
The 2014 STD Prevention Conference, in collaboration with the 15th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) World Congress and 2nd Latin American IUSTI-Latin American and Caribbean Association for the Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ALAC-ITS) Congress, will be held in Atlanta next June. This is the first time this conference has featured both domestic and international participation.
American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage
Learn about the diverse demographics, see examples of health disparities, and find out about federal plans, activities and programs that address the health and well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
New Factsheet: HIV Among Transgender People
Transgender women are at high risk for HIV infection. By race/ethnicity, black/African American transgender women have the highest percentage of new HIV-positive test results. Efforts are under way to improve the quality of HIV data collected on transgender communities.
Diabetes and Pregnancy: Erin’s Story
If you are a woman with diabetes, you still can have a healthy baby. You need to take extra care before and during your pregnancy. Learn how to get ready for a healthy pregnancy.
Removing Barriers to Contraceptive Video
CDC released the US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (US SPR). These recommendations provide numerous evidence-based ways to reduce medical barriers to contraception. The US SPR is easy to access online, and you can start using the evidence-based recommendations today.
Arthritis Awareness and Action
Arthritis does not have to limit your activities at any age. If you are one of the 53 million US adults living with arthritis, there are many simple things you can do to reduce symptoms and live well.
Learn more about premature birth, risk factors, and what you can do.
Science Speaks: A Focus on NIOSH Women in Science
The Women in Science video series spotlights a few of NIOSH's many talented female scientists. They discuss their journeys to science, challenges and experiences along the way, work duties, and how they balance work with family. Also, they offer advice to aspiring scientists, encouraging girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM.
Influenza Vaccination Among Pregnant Women - Massachusetts, 2009–2010
The findings in this report describe acceptance of vaccination by pregnant women in Massachusetts during the 2009–10 influenza season, along with predictors of and barriers to vaccination. Overall, Massachusetts had some of the highest rates of vaccination coverage among the 29 PRAMS states that collected this information. Compared with the median state coverage of 47.1% for seasonal and 40.4% for pH1N1, Massachusetts's coverage was 67.5% and 57.6% respectively.
Save Energy and Resources This Holiday Season
Make “green” holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, sending cards, decorating, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future.
Differences Between HIV-Infected Men and Women in Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes - Six African Countries, 2004–2012
In each country, women comprised 61%–67% of ART enrollees. Median CD4 count range was 119–141 cells/µL for men and 137–161 cells/µL for women. Compared with women, a greater percentage of men initiated ART who had World Health Organization (WHO) HIV stage IV disease.
Abortion Surveillance - United States, 2010
A total of 765,651 abortions were reported to CDC for 2010. Compared with 2009, the total number and rate of reported abortions for 2010 decreased 3% and reached the lowest levels for the entire period of analysis (2001–2010); the abortion ratio was stable, changing only 0.4%.