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Health Matters for Women

February 2018

New from CDC

Journal of Women’s Health, Report from the CDC
This new article reports on building U.S. capacity to review and prevent maternal deaths.

Mission Possible: Healthy Lives for Everyone
In 2018 CDC celebrates 30 years having an office dedicated to reducing health disparities and pursuing health equity. We believe this mission is possible and that we can achieve healthy lives for everyone. Learn more about healthy equity and public health agents of change.

Obstetric Outcomes and Delivery-Related Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Pregnant Women With Multiple Chronic Conditions
This report looks at 2013–2014 data from the National Inpatient Sample to measure obstetric outcomes and delivery-related health care utilization and costs among women with no chronic conditions, 1 chronic condition, and multiple chronic conditions.

Nonfatal Assaults Among Persons Aged 10–24 Years — United States, 2001–2015
In this study, CDC analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–All Injury Program to examine 20012015 trends in nonfatal assault injuries among youths treated in EDs, by sex and age group, and to assess current rates by sex, age group, mechanism of injury, and disposition.

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Releases Tips for Caregivers
This new resource provides information on how to communicate with your care recipient’s doctor.

CDC Study Examines Differences between Male and Female Caregiver Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) and the Effect of Social Support on HRQOL
Several researchers from the CDC published, “Mental Health Differences Between Men and Women Caregivers, BRFSS 2009.” The researchers found that women caregivers were significantly more likely to report mentally and physically unhealthy days than men, yet women were more likely to report higher levels of social support as compared with men.

Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection — 15 States and U.S. Territories, 2016
This report provides the first comprehensive data on the prevalence of birth defects (3.0 per 1,000 live births) potentially related to Zika virus infection in a birth cohort of nearly 1 million births in 2016.

Status of HIV epidemic control among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 Years — Seven African countries, 2015–2017
In this report progress was assessed toward the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS  2020 targets for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa using data from recent Population-based HIV Impact Assessment surveys in seven countries.

Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 18 States, 2014
This report summarizes data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System regarding violent deaths from 18 U.S. states for 2014. Results are reported by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, marital status, location of injury, method of injury, circumstances of injury, and other selected characteristics.

Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance — United States, 2015
This report provides state-specific information for the United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) on ART procedures performed in 2015 and compares birth outcomes that occurred in 2015 (resulting from ART procedures performed in 2014 and 2015) with outcomes for all infants born in the United States in 2015.

Conferences and Learning Opportunities

Workshop on Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course Through a Sex-Gender Lens, March 7, 2018

2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, May 8—11, 2018

2018 National Immunization Conference, May 15-17, 2018

Healthy Aging Summit, July 16-17, 2018

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID), August 26–29, 2018

National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS), October 16-18, 2018

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC
This module will look at the CDC recommendations regarding the prescription of opioids for chronic pain. Continuing education credits available until 4/17/2019.

HIV Testing Recommendations for Women an Important Step to Achieve Perinatal HIV Elimination (Web on Demand)
This webinar will describe the rationale for HIV testing in women, discuss the updated CDC HIV testing algorithm, describe how updates to the HIV algorithm can impact care providers when ordering and interpreting HIV tests, and identify examples of potential missed opportunities in HIV testing. Continuing education credits available until 9/19/2018.


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QuickStats: Percentage of All Emergency Department (ED) Visits Made by Patients with Asthma, by Sex and Age Group — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States 2014–2015

Federal Agency News

Algorithm Developed To Identify Delayed Notifications on Abnormal Mammograms (AHRQ)

NIH-funded Researchers Identify Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

An Interview About Mental Health Stigma and Healing (HHS OWH)

National, State and Local News

Breastfeeding Public Health Partners – Charting the Course Together (NACCHO)

National Alliance for Caregiving Releases a Report on Family Caregiving

Montana Immunization Program to Focus MT TeenVax Campaign on Cancer Prevention

State Health Department Expands Pregnancy-related Depression and Anxiety Campaign to Reach Latina Moms (Colorado)

Hot Spot Mapping Helps Prevent Sexual Violence (Colorado)

Michigan Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health Program Reducing Pregnancy Complications through Maternal Safety Bundles at Hospitals


Individualized, Supportive Care Key to Positive Childbirth Experience, says WHO