The Community Action Plan is a result of “Turning Data into Action (TDA): Fighting Air Pollution in Two Immigrant Communities.” The two year project engaged more than 450 community leaders in an assessment and planning process leading to the development of the plan which addresses the effects of air pollution on asthma, … [ Read full post ]
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More Americans are lacing up their shoes to go walking, but most aren’t getting enough exercise to make a real difference in their health, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study’s findings came from the 2005 and 2010 CDC’s National Health Surveys which surveyed over 20,000 adults. The … [ Read full post ]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a conference call this Wednesday, May 25, for organizations interested in applying for “Community Transformation Grants” — over $100 million dollars in funding available to community groups who use data and other evidence in work aimed at reducing chronic diseases and health disparities. Specifically, the … [ Read full post ]
NATIONAL HEALTH STATISTICS: According to the CDC’s latest health statistics, obesity rates for American adults declined slightly from 34.2% in 2005-2006 to 33.7% in 2007-2008. Cigarette smoking held steady at 20.6% from 2008 to 2009. And increasingly more Americans – 15.1% in 2000 and 18.8% in 2009 — were getting aerobic exercise. Find the … [ Read full post ]