From the CDC's Public Health Matters Blog: One of the many roles of public health is to protect consumers from threats like foodborne outbreaks. Much of this hinges on quickly getting out clear messages to the public that provide simple steps to help stem the spread of disease. This is something public health professionals have … Continue reading Public health: Are we too slow?
From the CDC: The April issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ScienceDigest/index.html This month in the Digest are discussions of several new ideas and methodologies scholars are generating to better evaluate social media user-generated content and metrics. Other works examine user behaviors and responses to new media channels (e.g., online communities, video games). Health communication messaging is the focus … Continue reading New issue of Health Communication Science Digest available
Join Acting NCEH/ATSDR Director Robin Ikeda (@CDC_DrIkeda) for a Twitter chat Friday, 3 May from 1-2:00, as part of National Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs. We’re partnering with the American Lung Association on Twitter (@LungAssociation) to talk about ways you can control your asthma, highlight data from … Continue reading CDC Twitter chat – Asthma Awareness Month
From the CDC: Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a disease that could be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. Millions more children survive but are left severely disabled. Vaccines have the power not only to save but also transform lives by protecting against disease—giving children a chance to grow up healthy, go … Continue reading World Immunization Week
From the CDC's Public Health Matters blog: Plague Inc., an app created by James Vaughan, of Ndemic Creationslayers, allows players to select a pathogen and strategize how to evolve symptoms, transmit the disease, and counter actions taken by world governments and scientists. If the interventions don't work and the disease is successful, players can watch as governments fall … Continue reading A novel public health app – Plague Inc.
From the CDC's Public Health Matters blog: When asked, leaders in communities everywhere will say that communication is by far the biggest problem during an emergency. Communication is such a broad term that it does not pinpoint the problem. Is it actual communication systems like phone lines and cell towers? Is it the communication you … Continue reading Solving a communication gap with partners in preparedness
World Tuberculosis Day was on March 24, 2013. Recognized each year on this day, World TB Day marks the day in 1882 that Dr. Robert Koch announced the cause of tuberculosis as the Myobacterium tuberculosis bacillus. Today, TB infects one third of the world's population and in 2011, around 1.4 million people around the world … Continue reading World TB Day
From the CDC: Join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and infection control experts Dr. Michael Bell and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan from CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion to discuss how we can prevent deadly healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and make health care safer. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC is committed to helping all Americans receive the best … Continue reading CDC director’s safe healthcare Twitter chat Monday, 3/25
CDC.gov joins millions of pinners around the country with an official presence on Pinterest, a virtual pinboard sharing site. On Pinterest, CDCgov will share inspiring images and important health information through boards covering topics such as women’s health, healthy living, emergency preparedness, tobacco prevention, public health history and more! We are excited to have an additional social media … Continue reading The CDC is on Pinterest!
From the CDc's Public Health Matters Blog: Often a city‘s identity is attached to a significant event in its past, and for San Francisco that event is the Earthquake of 1906. That fateful event, in which thousands perished and our City burned to the ground, captured the attention of the whole world. Its legacy forged … Continue reading Advancing a city’s resilience, one neighborhood at a time