Healthy Chicago Spotlight- Tobacco Use. Click here to read the full report.
Archives for 2014
During the first Open Enrollment Period from Oct 2013 to Mar 2014, the Asian Health Coalition joined over 70 community-based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers in 22 states as part of a national network called Action for Health Justice (AHJ).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report (formerly referred to as the National Diabetes Fact Sheet). The report includes scientific data and statistics on diabetes and its burden in the United States. [Read more…]
After a year of strategic planning, Asian Giving Circle is ready to ReLAUNCH! The event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about AGC, how we operate and how local Asian communities have benefited from the giving circle. [Read more…]
This month’s CDC Vital Signs report presents latest findings on reported norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food and highlights key recommendations to help the food service industry prevent such outbreaks. Norovirus often gets a lot of attention for causing outbreaks on cruise ships, but those account for only about 1% of all reported norovirus outbreaks. [Read more…]
On Monday, May 26th, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) published its final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in individuals at high risk. This recommendation includes adults and adolescents who are not pregnant and who have not been vaccinated, as well as other individuals at high risk for infection. [Read more…]
The Chicago Dept of Public Health reports that new CDC data shows that smoking among CPS high school students is down. According to Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance (YRBS) data, in 2013, 10.7% of high school students smoked a cigarette within the last 30 days. [Read more…]
Building on the success of the nation’s first comprehensive cross-agency action plan, released in 2011, Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice (DOJ), and Veterans Affairs (VA) released a 3-year update of the plan in April 2014. [Read more…]
On Thurs April 3rd, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the next version and three-year update (2014-2016) of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. [Read more…]