Public Health

Eagle Books and the method of a message

Native American youth develop diabetes at much higher rates than other children. The Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to...

NHANES: Assessing the health and nutritional status of Americans over time

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) assesses the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S. The NHANES interview includes demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and...

Surveying for health-related risk behaviors in Santa Clara County

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, ongoing telephone health survey system. It is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The...

Championing for a healthier diet

As part of its efforts to improve healthy eating behaviors and reduce obesity rates, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) asked 54 local health departments to carry out...

Keeping tabs on the health of Californians

Policymakers and researchers need a detailed picture of residents’ health and health care needs to promote policies that improve public health; conduct studies; justify programs that fight health threats...

NOPUS: Are you buckled up?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration use observational surveys of driver and occupant behavior to encourage vehicle occupants to wear safety belts...

Social marketing to promote the flu vaccine

Each year, an estimated 20% of the U.S. population is infected with influenza (flu) and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from flu-related complications. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Helping young people move out of foster care

Foster youth who “age out” of the child welfare system, known as transition-age youth, face education, employment, health, and mental health challenges exacerbated by a lack of support networks...

Evaluating a USAID program to end global hunger

Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s initiative to end global hunger and strengthen food security. The initiative is tackling the huge problem of global hunger, starting with 20...

Promoting eye health through communication

Left undiagnosed or untreated, eye diseases can lead to vision loss and/or blindness and have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Research conducted by the National Eye Institute’s (NEI’s)...

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