UNDER THE CURRENTS

HP 2020: What the New Indicators Mean for Our Work

Date: December 1st, 2011
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October 31st at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), announced the leading health indicators for the next decade. Healthy People 2020 indicators provide national focus on a set of health issues affecting the United States, which will receive…

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News for Which to Be Thankful!

Date: November 24th, 2011
By:

Kelly Connelly

Late last week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Births: Preliminary Data for 2010. Among other key findings in the report,  data showed the birth rate for teenagers fell 9% to 34.3 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in 2010, the lowest level ever reported for the United States. This 9% decrease from…

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The State of the Union in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Date: January 25th, 2011
By:

Pat Paluzzi

Yesterday, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. The purpose of the address is to inform Congress and the American people about the current state of our nation. The field of teen pregnancy prevention has seen many changes in the last few years. From creations of new departments and new programs to the…

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