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Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan

Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan

Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan

A Strategic Plan for the Department of Health and Human Services

Addressing Asthma in School Health Programs

Addressing Asthma in School Health Programs

Addressing Asthma in School Health Programs

A healthy student is a student ready to learn. Asthma-friendly schools are those that make the effort to create safe and supportive learning environments for students with asthma.

Adolescent and School Health Program

Adolescent and School Health Program

Adolescent and School Health Program

Promoting the health and well-being of children and adolescents through schools, enabling them to become healthy and productive adults.

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance

Objective is to build state capacity to initiate, expand, or improve adult blood lead surveillance programs which can accurately measure trends in adult blood lead levels and which can effectively intervene to prevent lead over-exposures.

Adult Health Literacy Report

Adult Health Literacy Report

Adult Health Literacy Report

The Health Literacy of America’s Adults is the first release of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) health literacy results. The results are based on assessment tasks designed specifically to measure the health literacy of adults living in the United States.

Advanced Molecular Detection

Advanced Molecular Detection

Advanced Molecular Detection

Imagine doing a 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle in the time it takes to finish a 100-piece puzzle. Apply that to infectious disease control, and that’s AMD at work. Now imagine putting together that 10,000-piece puzzle when key pieces are missing, disease is spreading, and people are dying. AMD gives CDC scientists the “key pieces” they need to protect people from ever-changing infectious disease threats.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This page discusses how the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

AirNow Kid's Air

AirNow Kid's Air

AirNow Kid's Air

Offers helpful ways for kids to learn about air quality and clean air.

American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

Leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, deliver services to hundreds of communities, and provide objective and credible information.

American Indian & Alaska Native Vaccination

American Indian & Alaska Native Vaccination

American Indian & Alaska Native Vaccination

The information found on this Center for Disease Control page promotes the safety and health of the American Indian and Alaska Native communities (specifically through the use of vaccines and immunizations).

Anthrax

Anthrax

Anthrax

Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax can be found naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world. Although it is rare, people can get sick with anthrax if they come in contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products.

Antimony

Antimony

Antimony

The focus of this page on the United States Environmental Protection Agency website is the regulation of antimony in drinking water to protect public health. Antimony may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange

Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange

Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange

A quality improvement program used by awardees to raise immunization coverage levels, reduce missed opportunities to vaccinate, and improve standards of practices at the provider level.

Asthma in the United States

Asthma in the United States

Asthma in the United States

The number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009. From 2001 through 2009 asthma rates rose the most among black children, almost a 50% increase.

Asthma Speaker's Kit

Asthma Speaker's Kit

Asthma Speaker's Kit

This 75-slide presentation depicts the pathophysiology of asthma; prevalence, mortality, and morbidity measures at the national level; risk factors; medical management; and the public health response needed to successfully fight asthma.

Avian Influenza Information

Avian Influenza Information

Avian Influenza Information

Avian influenza refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species.

BAM! Body & Mind

BAM! Body & Mind

BAM! Body & Mind

Designed for kids 9-13 years old, this site gives kids the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Barium

Barium

Barium

The information on this page answers the most frequently asked health questions about barium, barium compounds, and its potential health effects.

Basic Facts About Tuberculosis

Basic Facts About Tuberculosis

Basic Facts About Tuberculosis

This Center for Disease Control and Prevention page describes what Tuberculosis is and its effects. Basic facts, including symptoms, testing, and treatment are discussed in detail. In addition, there is a list of related links and resources for patients and health care providers.

Basic Facts on Asthma

Basic Facts on Asthma

Basic Facts on Asthma

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system operated by the Centers for Disease Control.

Beryllium

Beryllium

Beryllium

The United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates Beryllium in drinking water to protect public health. Beryllium may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency. This page offers basic information about Beryllium in drinking water and the potential health concerns.

Bi-National Immunization Tool for Children Age 0-18

Bi-National Immunization Tool for Children Age 0-18

Bi-National Immunization Tool for Children Age 0-18

Provides recommended doses by age for USA and Mexico.

Blood Lead Reference Level

Blood Lead Reference Level

Blood Lead Reference Level

The most important step parents, doctors, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs.

Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak

Web page about the multistate outbreak of Listeriosis linked to Blue Bell Creameries products.

BRFSS Interactive Maps

BRFSS Interactive Maps

BRFSS Interactive Maps

This page is part of an interactive mapping application that graphically displays the prevalence of behavioral risk factors at various levels. Using Geographic Information Systems, mapping technology and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Data, it allows users to visually compare prevalence data for states, territories, and local areas.

Cadmium

Cadmium

Cadmium

The United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates Cadmium in drinking water to protect public health. Cadmium may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency. This page offers basic information about Cadmium in drinking water and potential health concerns.

CaliciNet

CaliciNet

CaliciNet

CaliciNet is a national norovirus outbreak surveillance network of federal, state, and local public health laboratories in the United States. CDC launched CaliciNet in 2009 to collect information on norovirus strains associated with gastroenteritis outbreaks in the United States.

Catch-up Immunization Schedule

Catch-up Immunization Schedule

Catch-up Immunization Schedule

Provides catch-up schedules and minimum intervals between doses for children whose vaccinations have been delayed.

CDC Biomonitoring Program

CDC Biomonitoring Program

CDC Biomonitoring Program

This program offers an assessment of nutritional status and the exposure of the United States population to environmental chemicals and toxic substances.

CDC Division of Oral Health

CDC Division of Oral Health

CDC Division of Oral Health

The CDC’s Division of Oral Health works to improve the oral health of the nation and reduce inequalities in oral health by helping states improve their oral health programs, extending the use of proven strategies to prevent oral disease, enhancing efforts to monitor oral diseases, such as dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal infections (gum disease), contributing to the scientific knowledge-base regarding oral health and disease, and guiding infection control in dentistry.

Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Resource center for integrated care models and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, this organization saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, the Center for Disease Control conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website is a resource to help Americans with access to health care coverage, better care, and improved health.

Cesium

Cesium

Cesium

The information on the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry page focuses on Cesium. This page discusses the most frequently asked questions about Cesium and is a resource on where you can find more information.

Chikungunya

Chikungunya

Chikungunya

Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood lead poisoning is preventable. Before some uses of lead were restricted, approximately 88% of preschool children in the United States had lead levels high enough to cause serious health effects.

Chromium

Chromium

Chromium

This page on the United States Environmental Protection Agency website focuses on Chromium in drinking water (basic information and potential health effects).

Civil Surgeons Locator

Civil Surgeons Locator

Civil Surgeons Locator

This webpage provides a tool for finding a doctor who is authorized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by entering a location or zip code.

Cobalt

Cobalt

Cobalt

This page on the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry is an overview of Cobalt (what it is, potential environmental and health effects, and resources where more information can be found).

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.

Community Water Fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation

For 65 years, community water fluoridation has been a safe and healthy way to effectively prevent tooth decay. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application

Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application

Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application

A tool for assessing immunization coverage and practices within a provider clinic, or any other environment where immunizations are provided.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Contradictions and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults

Contradictions and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults

Contradictions and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults

Provides comprehensive information about vaccine safety for adults.

Copper

Copper

Copper

The United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates copper in drinking water to protect public health. This page is an overview of basic information about copper (specifically in drinking water) and the potential health effects.

Coughing

Coughing

Coughing

A cough is a natural reflex that protects your lungs. Coughing helps clear your airways of lung irritants, such as smoke and mucus (a slimy substance).

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium is one of the leading causes of waterborne disease, or disease caused by contaminated drinking water or recreational water.

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