Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States – 2005-2011 – CDC – 16 May 2013

Posted on May 17, 2013. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States – 2005-2011 – CDC – 16 May 2013

CDC issues first comprehensive report on children’s mental health in the United States

Report is an important step to better understand childhood mental disorders and help children reach their full potential in life

Children’s mental disorders affect boys and girls of all ages, ethnic/racial backgrounds, and regions of the United States.  Previous studies estimate up to 1 in 5 children have mental disorder and a new CDC MMWR Supplement finds that millions of American children live with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome or a host of other mental health issues. The MMWR Supplement titled, “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States, 2005-2011,” is the first-ever report to describe federal efforts on monitoring mental disorders, and presents estimates of the number of children aged 3-17 years with specific mental disorders, compiling information from different data sources covering the period of 2005-2011.”

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General Recommendations on Immunization – CDC – 28 January 2011

Posted on February 4, 2011. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , |

General Recommendations on Immunization – CDC – 28 January 2011

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Recommendations and Reports

“Summary
This report is a revision of the General Recommendations on Immunization and updates the 2006 statement by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) .”

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Know Hepatitis – new CDC website – February 2010

Posted on March 23, 2010. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , , , |

“In the report Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C , the IOM warned that lack of knowledge and awareness about hepatitis B and C can contribute to continued transmission, missed opportunities for early diagnosis and medical care, and poor health outcomes in infected people. This February, in response to the IOM’s recommendation to improve knowledge and awareness through educational programs, the CDC launched Know Hepatitis.org. This website targets community-based health care providers and social service providers on the front lines of hepatitis prevention and provides basic information about the problem of chronic viral hepatitis.”

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National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (US) – website launched by CDC – 7 July 2009

Posted on July 9, 2009. Filed under: Environmental Health | Tags: , |

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (US) – website launched by CDC – 7 July 2009

Press release
“CDC Launches New Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Revolutionary Environmental Health Tracking Tool designed to help improve and protect our nation’s health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today the launch of the Web-based Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, a surveillance tool that scientists, health professionals, and – for the first time – members of the public can use to track environmental exposures and chronic health conditions.

“The ability to examine many data sets together for the first time has already resulted in faster responses to environmental health issues.  We believe the Tracking Network holds the potential to shed new light on some of our biggest environmental health questions,” said Howard Frumkin, M.D., M.P.H., DrPh., director,  of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

The web-based tool unites vital environmental information from across the country, including air and water pollutants  and  information for some chronic conditions, including asthma, cancer, childhood lead poisoning and heart disease into one resource.

While scientists know exposures such as air particle pollution and lead contribute to illnesses, many environmental and health connections remain unproven since detailed health and environmental data existed in separate silos until now.”  …continues on the website

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