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Resources by Topic: Public health

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021
Examines the factors predicting child well-being and breaks down indicators by a number of measures, including race/ethnicity, poverty, food security, and health insurance coverage, among others. Highlights data on the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children on a number different measures.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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Driver Electronic Device Use in 2020
National data on driver use of electronic devices from 2011-2020. Features statistics on percentage of drivers holding cellphones to their ears, speaking with visible headsets, and visibly manipulating handheld devices while driving, with breakdowns including age, gender, race, and urban or rural location. Includes tables listing states banning texting and use of handheld cellphones while driving, as of July 2020.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS): Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Partnership with Schools
Profiles a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural New Hampshire and its collaboration with area schools to deliver COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations. Highlights strategies used to engage students and their families, future plans for the partnership, and lessons learned.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: School-Based Health Alliance
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Risk Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Farmworkers in Monterey County, California
Results of a study of 1,107 Salinas Valley, California farmworkers, to examine risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Features statistics including demographics and household and community risk factors.
Author(s): Ana M. Mora, Joseph A. Lewnard, Katherine Kogut, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(9)
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan
A comprehensive federal action plan to address COVID-19. Covers vaccination, testing, prevention, and care for those with COVID-19. Also addresses schools and the economy.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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COVID-19: Southern Border Toolkit for Partners
Provides resources to help communities provide timely, effective, and culturally appropriate COVID-19 messaging along the United States-Mexico border. Includes sample social media posts, print publications, radio public service announcements, and videos in English and Spanish.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community
Identifies evidence-based strategies communities can use to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake. For each strategy, describes the barriers it addresses and research base for the approach.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Challenges to Public Health Reporting Experienced by Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals, 2019
Data brief examining public health reporting among acute care hospitals, including rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Outlines challenges with the exchange of electronic health information, such as lack of capacity to exchange electronically, interface issues, and differing vocabulary standards. Compares challenges faced by hospitals by size, CAH status, rural/urban, and independent/system affiliated and offers state-level maps of percent of hospitals reporting specific challenges.
Author(s): Chelsea Richwine, Carmelita Marshall, Christian Johnson, Vaishali Patel
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2020
Reports on vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents ages 13 through 17. Includes data on vaccination coverage by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan residence and poverty status. Includes nonmetro data related to the following vaccines: Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), MenACWY (quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate), HPV (human papillomavirus), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and varicella.
Author(s): Cassandra Pingali, David Yankey, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(35), 1183-1190
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Overview of Barriers and Facilitators in COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach
Provides an overview of lessons learned from infectious disease outbreaks about barriers to vaccine uptake. Describes examples of promising and innovative COVID-19 vaccination outreach strategies, including strategies to build vaccine confidence in rural communities. Identifies best practices that could be used to inform outreach in areas with low vaccination rates. Highlights online tools and resources to assist with the design of vaccine outreach programs.
Author(s): Aldren Gonzales, Euny C. Lee, Violanda Grigorescu, et al.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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