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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update
January 2011

New from CDC

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
With this Call to Action, the Surgeon General seeks to make it possible for every mother who wishes to breastfeed to be able to do so by shifting how we as a nation think and talk about breastfeeding. Rates of breastfeeding in the U.S. vary widely due to the multiple and complex barriers mothers face when starting and continuing to breastfeed.

Chlamydia Profiles, 2009
Each of the Regional Profiles, one for each of the ten HHS regions, contains a map of the region and a bar graph showing trends in chlamydia positivity rates among women 15 to 24 years of age attending family planning clinics.

Vital Signs: Nonfatal, Motor Vehicle-Occupant Injuries (2009) and Seat Belt Use (2008) Among Adults - United States
From 2001 to 2009, the injury rate declined 15.6% from 1,193.8 injuries per 100,000 population to 1,007.5. During the same period, the injury rate also declined for men, from 1,137.5 per 100,000 population in 2001 to 906.6 in 2009 and for women, from 1,246.9 in 2001 to 1,104.2 in 2009.

STD Treatment Guidelines Webinar
This Webinar highlights several key changes to the 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines including the recommended treatment regimens for uncomplicated gonococcal infections of the cervix, urethra, and rectum and antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhea and other STDs. This Webinar is intended for clinicians providing care for persons with or at risk for STDs and/or clinicians and other staff working in health care settings that provide clinical care for persons with or at risk for STDs.

2011: Your Year to Quit Smoking
As the New Year begins, determine to make 2011 the year that you quit smoking. Resources are available to help you quit for good this year.

Antiviral Agents for the Treatment and Chemoprophylaxis of Influenza
This report updates previous recommendations by CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the use of antiviral agents for the prevention and treatment of influenza This report contains information on treatment and chemoprophylaxis of influenza virus infection and provides a summary of the effectiveness and safety of antiviral treatment medications. Includes section on pregnant women.

Notice to Readers: Extension of Continuing Education Activities to the MMWR Weekly Series
Effective with the issue of January 7, 2011, MMWR is extending its Continuing Education (CE) offering to reports published in the Weekly Series. This CE component has been planned and implemented by CDC in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Contraceptive Methods Available to Patients of Office-Based Physicians and Title X Clinics - United States, 2009-2010
This report summarizes results of a survey, which indicated that a greater proportion of Title X clinic providers than office-based physicians offered on-site availability of a number of methods, including injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate and combined oral contraceptive pills. However, a greater proportion of office-based physicians than Title X clinic providers reported on-site availability of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device.

Notes from the Field: Congenital Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis - New York
Mother-to-child transmission of LCMV during pregnancy can cause abortion, chorioretinitis, hydrocephalus, or microencephaly, and can result in life-long vision deficits or neurologic impairment.

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2011
This is the first in a series of periodic, consolidated assessments that highlight health disparities by sex, race and ethnicity, income, education, disability status and other social characteristics in the U.S. The report provides analysis and reporting of the recent trends and ongoing variations in health disparities and inequalities in selected social and health indicators, both of which are important steps in encouraging actions and facilitating accountability to reduce modifiable disparities by using interventions that are effective and scalable.

Updated Slide Set: AIDS Surveillance-Trends (1985-2008)
The slide set covering AIDS Surveillance – Trends in the United States has recently been updated with information from the 2008 HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas.

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

Genetic Counseling
In genetic counseling, specially-trained professionals help people learn about genetic conditions, find out their chances of being affected by or having a child or other family member with a genetic condition, and make informed decisions about testing and treatment.

Medication Use During Pregnancy
This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focused on medication use and pregnancy. Learn what you should do if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Preventing Lead Exposure in Pregnant Women
Lead poisoning is caused by breathing or swallowing lead. Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby.

Health Insurance Affects Diagnosis and Control of Hypercholesterolemia and Hypertension Among Adults Aged 20-64: United States, 2005-2008
Lack of health insurance presents a barrier to obtaining routine preventive care and early diagnosis and management of chronic conditions. The objective of this report is to quantify the association between health insurance coverage and the diagnosis and control of hypercholesterolemia and hypertension among persons with those conditions.

Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality: United States, 2005–2009 (pdf)
In 2009, current asthma prevalence was 8.2% of the U.S. population; within population subgroups it was higher among females, children, persons of non-Hispanic black and Puerto Rican race or ethnicity, persons with family income below the poverty level, and those residing in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Asthma emergency visit and hospitalization rates were higher among females than males, among children than adults, and among black than white persons.

Cervical Cancer: The Preventable Gynecologic Cancer
Most cases of cervical cancer are easily preventable with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early. Now vaccines are available to protect against the most common cause of cervical cancer.

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. The risk of disease increases as a person gets older. About half of all cases occur among men and women 60 years old or older.

Take 400 mcg of Folic Acid Today!
Every year, about 300,000 children around the world including the U.S. are born with neural tube defects. If women take 400 mcg of folic acid daily, before and during pregnancy, they can help prevent them.

Adult Seat Belt Use in the US
Millions of Americans are not protected from injury because they aren't wearing their seat belts on every trip. Find out what can be done to increase seat belt use in the U.S.

10 Things You Need To Know About Birth Defects
Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and are a leading cause of infant death. Learn more.

A Green and Healthy Year!
Start the New Year green and healthy. Try 11 tips for 2011.

CDC Grants

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Conference Support Program [CDC-RFA-DP11-1102]
Approximately $1,500,000 will be available to fiscal year 2011 to fund 10 to 20 awards. The purpose of conference support funding is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research. Closing Date – February 7, 2011.

Maternal Vitamin D Status and Preterm Birth [RFA-DP-11-002]
Approximately $450,000 will be available in fiscal year 2011 to fund 1 to 3 awards. The purpose of this announcement is to improve scientific understanding of the relationship between maternal vitamin D status and preterm birth among racially and ethnically diverse women. Closing Date – February 14, 2011.

Public Health Research for the Prevention of Complications of Bleeding Disorders [RFA-DD-11-009]
The purpose is to Support will be provided for independent public health research projects on the complications of bleeding disorders. The purpose of these projects will be to produce new, generalizable information on the incidence; prevalence; risk factors for; and/or burden, consequences and prevention of complications of bleeding disorders. Closing Date – March 4, 2011.

Effectiveness in an Intervention to Promote a Targeted Vaccination Program in the Obstetrician-Gynecologist Setting [RFA-IP-11-009]
The purpose of this FOA is to seek a cooperative agreement for evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention designed to assist obstetrician-gynecologists in initiating and maintaining a vaccination program to provide human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, and combined tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines for their patients. Progress toward achievement of this goal will be evidenced by the development and evaluation of strategies which will assist obstetrician-gynecologists in initiating and maintaining this type of vaccination program. Closing Date – April 12, 2011.


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