Friday, January 24, 2014

CDC releases Prevention Status Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia describing in graphic form the status of public health policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce important public health problems.

Each report follows a simple framework:
  • Describe the public health problem using public health data
  • Identify potential solutions to the problem drawn from research and expert recommendations
  • Report the status of those solutions for each state and the District of Columbia
The policies and practices reported in the PSRs were selected because they can be monitored using state-level data, are supported by scientific evidence and are recommended by expert organizations. The reports use a simple, three-level rating scale—green, yellow, or red—to provide a practical assessment of the status of policies and practices.

Here are the Prevention Status Reports for Colorado on heart disease and stroke; HIV; motor vehicle injuries; nutrition, physical activity and obesity; prescription drug overdose; teen pregnancy; and tobacco use.


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