Tag: prevention

SOPHE 2018 Annual Conference presentations – Opioids and HIV

Friday, April 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio Opioid use in the U.S. has been rising steadily since 2007. In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed more lives than any prior year. As opioid abuse rises, so have the accompanying risky behaviors, i.e., sharing needles and engaging in unprotected sexual activity that…

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MMWR | State laws regarding indoor public use, retail sales and prices of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth in the United States. A comprehensive approach to reduce youth initiation of e-cigarette use and population exposure to e-cigarette aerosol that combines state-level strategies coupled with federal regulation could help reduce health risks to young people.  Kenemer, MPH, B.; King,…

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Report: National Organizations Empowering Communities to Improve Population Health

The final report of the Partnering4Health three-year project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall goal of CDC’s funding was to implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence- and practice-based community health activities that promote health equity and eventually lead to a five percent reduction in the rate…

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