Office of Strategy &
Centers for Disease Control
& Prevention (CDC)
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Mail Stop: D-28
Phone: (404) 639-0210
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Approach to Child Health: From Research to
Grand Rounds Overview.
Conditions that lead to chronic diseases,
such as cardiovascular disease, can result
from behaviors established during childhood,
adolescence, or even gestation. Risk factors
(biological and behavioral) can start early
in life and risk levels generally progress
throughout adulthood. Recent studies of
children, adolescents, and young adults
(less than 35 years) have demonstrated the
close link of blood cholesterol level, blood
pressure level, smoking, and obesity with
the extent and severity of atherosclerosis
among people well below 20 years of age.
Promoting excellent cardiovascular health
encompasses interventions aimed at
individuals at any age, including those
whose lifestyles and behavior choices may
create a greater risk for cardiovascular
Public Health Grand Rounds Goal.
Continuing Education Credit.
Post-Program Discussion Forum.
Public Health Grand Rounds Series.
CDC's Six Strategic