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Health Matters for Women

May 2018

New from CDC

State of Health Equity at CDC Forum Continuing Education Credits Now Available
This program is designed to inform participants of risk and protective factors in early childhood and provide strategies to reduce disparities and achieve health equity through scientific and programmatic activity examples.

New Media Shows Many Faces of Breast Cancer in Young Women
Bring Your Brave, CDC’s campaign to inspire young women to learn their breast cancer risk and live breast-healthy lifestyles, is releasing a series of new videos and podcasts featuring young women affected by breast cancer.

Deaths from Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2007–2016
In 2016, a total of 29,668 U.S. residents aged ≥65 years died as the result of a fall, compared with 18,334 deaths in 2007. To evaluate this increase, CDC produced age-adjusted rates and trends for deaths from falls among persons aged ≥65 years, by selected characteristics (sex, age group, race/ethnicity, and urban/rural status) and state from 2007 to 2016.

Declines in Births to Females Aged 10–14 in the United States, 2000–2016
This report describes recent trends and variations in births to young mothers aged 10–14 by race and Hispanic origin and state.

Viajo Sin Zika Campaign
This campaign aims to reach Latino travelers who are visiting friends and relatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Spanish and English language campaign focuses on travelers in New York, Los Angeles and Orlando. We’re currently disseminating messages through social media, paid advertisements, and partnerships in the target markets.

New CDC Site on Infant and Toddler Nutrition
The site covers a variety of topics including breastfeeding, formula feeding, feeding from a bottle, essential vitamins and minerals, and introduction of solid foods. In addition, parents can find information about what foods and drinks to encourage and what to limit or avoid, knowing when your child is hungry or full, along with mealtime tips and routines.

Alcohol & Breastfeeding Web Page
To better inform health care providers and nursing mothers, CDC recently launched a new web page to provide guidance on consuming alcohol while breastfeeding.

Fact Sheet on Alcohol & Opioids
CDC created this fact sheet to introduce health departments and health care providers to alcohol screening and brief intervention and to discuss its usefulness in helping excessive drinkers drink less when they have been prescribed an opioid pain reliever or stop drinking altogether while using these medications.

Health Care Provider Counseling for Weight Loss Among Adults with Arthritis and Overweight or Obesity — United States, 2002–2014
To estimate changes in the prevalence of provider counseling for weight loss reported by adults with arthritis and overweight or obesity, CDC analyzed National Health Interview Survey data.

Fewer HPV Infections Mean Healthier Communities of Color
Human papillomavirus (or HPV) can cause several types of cancer, and some communities of color have higher rates of these cancers. HPV vaccine can protect against cancers caused by HPV infection, protecting communities of color from these often devastating cancers.

Pregnancy and HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention
See CDC’s updated page on pregnancy and HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention. Learn more about CDC recommendations to protect all women and infants.

Updated Pages on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
CDC’s National Center HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention has updated information on HIV among women and HIV among pregnant women, infants, and children.

Protecting Your Skin Is Worth the Effort
Find out just how damaging skin cancer can be from a mother and skin cancer survivor.

Upcoming Conferences and Learning Opportunities

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

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting, November 14-17, 2018

CDC Funding

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) [CDC-RFA-DP18-1813]

Injury Control Research Centers [CDC-RFA-CE-19-001]

Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD) [CDC-RFA-PS19-1901]

Diabetes and Heart Disease & Stroke Prevent Programs-Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke [CDC-RFA-DP18-1817] 


HMFW snapshot

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2001–2016

Federal Agency News

What I Wish I’d Known About Being Healthy (HHS OWH)

More than One Day of Early-Pregnancy Bleeding Linked to Lower Birthweight (NIH)

Panel Calls for Improvements in Research on Natural Experiments to Combat the Obesity Epidemic (NIH)

Anti-HIV Drug Combination Does Not Increase Preterm Birth Risk, Study Suggests (NIH)

HRSA-Supported Team Improves Birth Outcomes in U.S. South

FDA Restricts Sale and Distribution of Essure to Protect Women and to Require that Patients Receive Risk Information

National, State and Local News

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

ACOG Redesigns Postpartum Care

California Releases Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Findings (2002-2007)

Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach a New High in California

Governor Cuomo Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Target Maternal Mortality and Reduce Racial Disparities in Outcomes (New York)

Maine DHHS Releases Second Edition of SnuggleME Guidelines


Statement: Sexual Violence Leaves People Behind: We Must Have Accountability and Change for Women and Girls (UN Women)