Prevention Status Reports
The Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) highlight—for all 50 states and the District of Columbia—the status of public health policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce important public health problems.
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2013 Prevention Status Reports (PSRs), which highlight the status of policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce important public health problems.
Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 10 key health topics:
Each report describes the public health problem, identifies potential solutions to the problem drawn from research and expert recommendations, and reports the status of those solutions for each state and the District of Columbia, using a simple, three-level rating scale—green, yellow, or red.
To help state health officials and other public health leaders use the PSRs, CDC also created thePSR Quick Start Guide. The guide provides users with tips and tools for using the PSRs to increase the use of evidence-based public health practices and improve health outcomes in their state.