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Health Matters for Women

August 2018

New from CDC

New! Executive Summary for the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map, 2018-2023
The Healthy Brain Initiative’s State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map charts a course for state and local public health agencies and their partners to act quickly and strategically to prepare all communities by stimulating changes in policies, systems and environments.

Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System
CDC conducts national pregnancy-related mortality surveillance to better understand the risk factors for and causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States. Recently, CDC’s Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System released the latest trends and causes in pregnancy-related deaths.

Living With HIV
Today, an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer—and with a better quality of life—than ever before.

Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report
This fourth annual Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent data and highlights developments and success stories since the release of the 2017 Progress Report. 

CDC Tips for Teachers
This resource shares ideas on promoting healthy eating and physical activity in the classroom. Visit CDC’s Virtual Healthy School to see a School Wellness Team at work to improve policies that support a healthier school.

Lack of Change in Perinatal Mortality in the United States, 2014–2016
This report presents trends in perinatal mortality, as well as its components, late fetal and early neonatal mortality, for 2014–2016. 

Adoption-related Behaviors Among Women Aged 18–44 in the United States: 2011–2015
Using data from National Survey of Family Growth, this report provides the most recent estimates on current adoption and adoption-related behaviors among women aged 18–44 in the United States in 2011–2015.

Describing the Increase in Preterm Births in the United States, 2014–2016
This report describes trends in total, early (less than 34 weeks), and late (34–36 weeks) preterm births by plurality, race and Hispanic origin of the mother, and state of residence during 2014–2016.

Disaster Planning: Infant and Child Feeding
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes.

Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adults in the United States, 2013–2016
This report describes the percentage of U.S. adults who tried to lose weight in the past year by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, family income, and weight status, based on data collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2013–2016.

Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018
Pregnancies with laboratory evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection and infants resulting from these pregnancies are included in the U.S. Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry and followed through active surveillance methods. This report includes data on children aged ≥1 year born in U.S. territories and freely associated states. Receipt of reported follow-up care was assessed, and data were reviewed to identify Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities possibly associated with congenital Zika virus infection.

Opioid Use Disorder Documented at Delivery Hospitalization — United States, 1999–2014
Hospital discharge data from the 1999–2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project were analyzed to describe U.S. national and state-specific trends in opioid use disorder documented at delivery hospitalization. Nationally, the prevalence of opioid use disorder more than quadrupled during 1999–2014.

New CME/CEU and Website for Transgender HIV Prevention and Care
Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender People, the latest CME/CEU from CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention/Act Against AIDS initiative, shares the latest information on HIV prevention and care for transgender people, as well as strategies that health care providers can implement in their practices to help make clinical environments more welcoming to transgender people.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Hereditary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that can cause severe liver disease and other health problems. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to prevent complications from the disorder. Read more about this disorder in the CDC feature. 

Engaging Businesses
Making the Case: Engaging Businesses is a free online resource that explains how you and your community can work with the business sector to assure safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families.

Upcoming Conferences and Learning Opportunities

2018 Public Health Ethics Forum: Minority Elders and Healthy Aging, September 14, 2018

Scientific Conference: Opioid and Nicotine Use, Dependence, and Recovery: Influences of Sex and Gender, September 27-28, 2018

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

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Meeting, October 24-25, 2018

5th World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare, November 12-14, 2018

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

National HIV Prevention Conference, March 18-21, 2019

Upcoming Observances

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Federal Agency News

The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain (HHS)

Breastfeeding Programs and Policies, Breastfeeding Uptake, and Maternal Health Outcomes in Developed Countries (AHRQ)

Induced Labor at 39 Weeks May Reduce Likelihood of C-section, NIH Study Suggests

Intervention for First-time Moms and Their Infants Improves Child Weight Through Age 3 (NIH)

Cetuximab with Radiation Found to be Inferior to Standard Treatment in HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer (NIH)

Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Systematic Review Update (AHRQ)

FDA Alerts Healthcare Providers, Women about Risks Associated with Improper Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests

FDA Allows Marketing of First Direct-to-consumer App for Contraceptive Use to Prevent Pregnancy

August is National Breastfeeding Month (HHS OWH)

National, State and Local News

Health Navigators Guide Patients through Health Care Maze (Colorado)

Breast Cancer Survivor Treated While Pregnant Has Healthy Baby (American Cancer Society)

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)


UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative Partners with the California Institute of Arts to Create Animated Films Promoting Gender Equity

3 in 5 Babies Not Breastfed in the First Hour of Life (WHO)