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CDC Features: CDC Learning, Latino Heritage Month, National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, World Heart Day and more!

Title: CDC Features: CDC Learning, Latino Heritage Month, National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, World Heart Day and more!

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CDC.gov Features deliver actionable and timely health, safety and wellness messages.  Here is a preview of the CDC.gov Health and Safety features of the week: 


2011 World Heart Day—"One World, One Home, One Heart."
Cardiovascular disease causes 29 per cent of all deaths globally each year, making it the world's number one killer. Take charge of your family's heart health and become your home's advocate for heart-healthy living.


CDC Awards Community Transformation Grants
Implementing and expanding prevention programs proven to work provides our nation with the opportunity to improve the health of Americans and control health care spending.


CDC Learning Connection
The CDC LC provides an online gateway to quality training for the public health community through a single point of entry.
Visit the CDC Learning Connection — where the public health community goes to learn.


Healthy Travel with Kids
If you are planning to travel to another country with your kids, be familiar with the risks of travel to help them stay safe and healthy.


Hispanic/Latino Heritage
Learn about the diverse demographics, see examples of health disparities, and find out what Federal plans, activities and programs address the health and well-being of Hispanic/Latino Populations.


Mortality From Congenital Heart Defects
A recent CDC study showed that deaths from congenital heart defects have declined over time. This is important to understand how changes in treatment potentially have affected how long people are living with these conditions.


National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27 marks the observance of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national effort founded by the National Association for People with AIDS to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among gay men.


September 28 is a Day to Learn How You Can Prevent and Control Rabies. Everyday.
World Rabies Day is September 28. On this day, begin to take the steps to keep yourself and your family free from rabies. Look for events in your area that provide an opportunity to celebrate World Rabies Day and get the facts on rabies prevention and control.


Share Your Community Success Stories
Document your community's policy, systems, and environmental changes by using CDC's new Healthy Communities Program Success Stories Web Site.

The Burden of Rabies
Learn how to help prevent rabies, a deadly virus that threatens the health of people and animals.




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