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Thursday, October 12, 2017

America's Top 10 Biggest Public Health Issues -- How Healthy is YOUR Community?

How Healthy is Your Community
Every year, the U.S. Center For Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control issues an update on which health areas represent the biggest public health issues in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Can you guess what health concerns made the list? How healthy is your community?

The Prevention Status Report

The Prevention Status Report(PSR) issued by the CDC is as assessment of the nation's health. The 10 most important public health problems and concerns ranked by the CDC include:

  • Alcohol-related harms
  • Food safety
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • HIV
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Nutrition, physical activity and obesity
  • Prescription drug overdose
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Tobacco use

Where you live makes a difference

The information is gathered from each state. The annual report provides a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. Not all states are the same. Find out where your state or community ranks.

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