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Public Health Spotlight

Public Health Spotlight

Public health research provides local health departments and the public with information and tools that we need to help protect the health of our community.  This page is dedicated to sharing recent research findings and what they mean for public health.

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2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf The most recent report completed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation gathers and studies data on a number of indicators that impact the health and well...
Posted: August 8, 2018
Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of California, San Francisco https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2018/rwjf445350 The field of public health relies on data and assessments of communities in order to have the information...
Posted: August 8, 2018
The American Journal of Public Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association, has gathered a number of studies on gun violence, including studies on concealed firearm permits, safe gun storage, hospitalizations from firearm injuries, and mental illness and mass shootings. This research provides important information to all sides of the conversation regarding firearms in our communities.
Posted: March 8, 2018
Effectiveness of a Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for Mumps Outbreak Control The New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1703309 During a recent outbreak of mumps in a group of vaccinated students at the University of Iowa, health officials implemented a widespread MMR...
Posted: November 1, 2017
Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6626a4.htm?s_cid=mm6626a4_w Prescription opioid-related overdoses have been making headlines in recent years, with the prevalence of deaths...
Posted: October 16, 2017
10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure: An assessment of the risks communities face and key federal, state, and local solutions Health Impact Project, The PEW Charitable Trust http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2017/08/hip_childhood_lead_poisoning_report.pdf In response...
Posted: October 1, 2017

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2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf The most recent report completed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation gathers and studies data on a number of indicators that impact the health and well...
Posted: August 8, 2018
Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of California, San Francisco https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2018/rwjf445350 The field of public health relies on data and assessments of communities in order to have the information...
Posted: August 8, 2018