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Parents: Autumn Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy
Greet the fall with ways to help keep you and your kids safe and healthy.

Healthy Families

Get Smart with Fruits and Veggies
Learn cost-saving ideas for incorporating more fruits and veggies into your life with these 5 tip sheets.

Emergency Planning Tips if You're Pregnant or Have Young Children
If you are pregnant or have infants or young children, find out how to plan for an emergency or disaster.

Babies and Toddlers: Parenting Tips
Preschoolers: Parenting Tips
Middle Childhood: Parenting Tips
Adolescence: Parenting Tips
Discover positive ways to help your child develop with these positive parenting tips.

Healthy Communities

Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Electronic aggression is defined as any kind of harassment or bullying that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, blogs, or text messaging. This brief summarizes what is known, provides strategies for addressing the issue with young people, and discusses the implications for school staff, education policy makers, and parents and caregivers.

Infectious Diseases in the Homeless Podcast
There are an estimated 100 million homeless people worldwide today, and this number is likely to grow. The homeless population is vulnerable to many diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Dr. McDonald discusses why this population is so vulnerable.

Youth@Work: Talking Safety
This foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses among youth. This curriculum is meant to be used in a classroom or other group training setting, and has been customized for each state and Puerto Rico to address state-specific rules and regulations. The entire booklet includes instructions for teachers and a step-by-step guide for presenting the material.

Most U.S. Measles Cases Reported Since 1996
More measles cases have been reported in the United States since Jan. 1, 2008 than during the same period in any year since 1996, according to a new report. Measles is consistently one of the first diseases to reappear when immunization coverage rates fall.

Protect Yourself and Others during Hurricane Season
Families can cope with hurricanes by preparing in advance and working together as a team.

Help Older Adults Live Better, Longer: Prevent Falls and Traumatic Brain Injury Webcast (Public Health Grand Rounds)
One goal of the September 25, 2008 webcast is to increase the awareness and understanding of the impact falls and fall injuries (especially Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)) have on older adults and on our health care system. Another goal is to promote a national dialogue on using evidence-based interventions in communities across the United States to prevent falls and fall injuries such as TBI among older adults.

Healthiest Nation Alliance (HNA)
Although the United States invests more than any other country in healthcare, our nation is not as healthy as most developed nations. The Healthiest Nation Alliance proposes that our Nation can and must invest more to protect health. Make health the “default choice” for all people and all communities. Join to help America become one of the world’s healthiest nations.

Science and Research

VERB™ Campaign (9/4/08)
Extensive details about the planning and implementation of the VERB™ campaign are provided in this special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 34, Issue 6, Supplement 1). Eleven articles cover a wide range of descriptive and analytic material including developing the brand, building partnerships with community groups, the experiential marketing strategy, and how the campaign reached ethnic audiences.

Trends in HIV- and STD-Related Risk Behaviors among High School Students- United States, 1991-2007 (9/4/08)
Young persons who engage in unprotected sexual intercourse or use injection drugs are at increased risk for HIV infection and STDs. This report analyzes changes in HIV- and STD-related risk behaviors among high school students in the United States during 1991-2007.

Adoption Experiences of Women and Men and Demand for Children to Adopt by Women 18-44 Years of Age in the United States, 2002  (9/4/08)
This report presents national estimates of the prevalence of adoption for men and women 18–44 years of age, the demand for children to adopt by women, and women’s preferences for characteristics of the adopted child. U.S. men aged 18-44 years are more than twice as likely as women of the same age group to have adopted a child. Among all women aged 18–44 in 2002, only 1.1% had adopted a child and 1.6% were currently seeking to adopt.

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Content Source: CDC Office of Women’s Health
Page last modified: September 15, 2008
Page last reviewed: September 8, 2008