Last Thursday, the CDC published the CDC National Health Report which provides a snapshot of recent trends in key areas of the nation’s health. The report finds Americans are living longer, healthier lives, but indicates that progress has been slow or stagnating in some areas, including several leading causes of death and their risk factors.
The new report will help guide national policy and programmatic efforts for the improvement of health and quality of life. It includes: 1) a scientific paper (CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavior Risk and Protective Factors — United States, 2005-2013); 2) Report Highlights; 3) a three-minute video called “The Road to Health and Longevity;” and 4) at-a-glance dashboards.
The CDC National Health Report website offers quick access to resources to advance public health work. Many of these tools relate directly to CDC Winnable Battles focus areas, including food safety, healthcare-associated infections, HIV, motor vehicle injuries, teen pregnancy, tobacco, and nutrition, physical activity and obesity. To learn more and gain access to the CDC National Health Report resources go to www.cdc.gov/healthreport.