Health

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Center for Disease Control Initiative

By: Amanda Wain and Jessica Muller

Over 29 million Americans are currently living with diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult onset blindness. The disease also accounts for 20 percent of all health care spending in the United States. Given these facts, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified diabetes as a public health problem reaching epidemic proportions. Although these numbers may be daunting, there is hope in disease prevention efforts.

How to Sustain State Resources for People with Disabilities Featured at National HCBS Conference

By Devon Mayer

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities holds an annual National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference.  The conference is for staff of Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as partners, providers and advocates providing services to people with long term services and supports (LTSS) needs in the community. 

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

By Ceseley Haynes, MPH

Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week (NPHW), an annual observance sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to celebrate the contributions of public health, highlight issues critical to improving the health of our nation, and mobilize communities with a shared call to action.