Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a booklet that commemorates the 15th anniversary of the National Network of State Quitlines. The booklet describes the history of quitlines in the U.S. and shares progress and successes.
Over the past 15 years, millions of people throughout the country have called quitlines, with many of these callers receiving coaching and cessation medications and going on to quit smoking. By helping people quit smoking, quitlines have saved lives.
Click here to access the booklet. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is featured on pages 12 -13.
The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion at OSDH is excited to introduce the 2019 Wellness County Profiles.
This 2019 report from the Americans For Nonsmokers Rights Foundation provides a thorough look at gaps in protections from secondhand smoke in the United States. It documents current smokefree protections and disparities in secondhand smoke exposure.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Opportunity Atlas tracks the outcomes of 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s in all 70,000 census tracts with the ability to analyze findings by race, gender, and income. In the past, we could measure neighborhood wealth and poverty at a given moment, but never before could we see how early childhood experiences can influence income into adulthood.
A new Congressional District module has been added to the United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations tool, a user-friendly product that allows cancer surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute, to be directly and more easily accessible by the public.The new Congressional District module allows users to view estimated cancer incidence and mortality counts and rates by congressional district. Estimates are presented by cancer type, sex (both sexes, male, and female), and race and ethnicity (all races, non-Hispanic white, black, and Hispanic).
Click here to access the tool.
Community Commons is an interactive resource that allows users to generate maps and data reports on a variety of topics, including public health, food access, and environmental factors.
The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) have jointly released data from the United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP).
The CDC periodically releases the results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including…