Category Archives: infographics

Infographic: State and Local Health Department Activities Related to Abortion

A new article published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice looks at abortion-related activities of state and local health departments. Author Nancy Berglas, DrPH, concludes that “[w]hile most state health departments engage in abortion-related activities, they appear to reflect what the law requires rather than the range of core public health activities.” Read “State and Local Department Activities Related to

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Cost-Effectiveness of Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at the cost-effectiveness of minigrant programs that promote strategies for increasing physical activity levels in youth. Author Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, and colleagues, sampled students in grades 4 through 8 in 20 North Carolina counties in observation waves over a two-year period to determine the cost per child per minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical

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Infographic: Violence Is a Public Health Issue

Violence is a public health issue that impacts the well-being of communities everywhere. In the United States, more than 30 000 deaths per year are attributed to firearms and the homicide rate in America is 7 times the rate in other high-income nations. In cities such as Baltimore, violent deaths are climbing even as population declines. In 2015, Baltimore recorded

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Infographic: Increasing Colon Cancer Screening at Community-based Primary Clinics in San Francisco

Adult colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) can lower disease incidence and mortality. However, widespread implementation is inconsistent, especially in the public sector. While specific interventions to increase CRCS have been identified, firsthand accounts of CRCS improvement efforts using multiple techniques in public sector settings are lacking. A program evaluation was conducted to assess the effect of implementing a culture of continuous

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Infographic: Recommendation for Center-Based Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood education programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving educational outcomes associated with long-term health and sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving social- and health-related outcomes. When provided to low-income or racial and ethnic minority communities, early childhood education programs are likely to reduce educational achievement gaps, improve the health

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Infographic: Replacing Windows Reduces Childhood Lead Exposure

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than a half million children in the United States younger than age six have abnormal blood lead levels. While there is considerable evidence that window replacement reduces childhood lead exposure, federal programs tend to discourage it due to costs. This infographic summarizes an evaluation conducted in a

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