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2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Data Released

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The CDC’s Division of Population Health recently released the most recent BRFSS data. The BRFSS continues to be the largest ongoing telephone-based surveillance system in the world, with more than 491,000 interviews conducted in 2013 across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The 2013 data on health risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access (primarily related to chronic disease and injury) come from a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults aged 18 years and older in each state.

Call for Studies: HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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Mathematica Policy Research seeks studies for a systematic review of the evidence base on programs that impact teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and associated sexual risk behaviors. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Evidence Review is being conducted for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Submissions are due by October 24, 2014.

Call for Papers: Non-Communicable Disease in Africa and Global South

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Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) seeks to publish a special issue of the journal focused on global health promotion science, policy and practice that addresses non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, with potential implications for other regions in the global south. The goal of the special issue is to draw attention of transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners engaged in health promotion research to the increasing NCD burden in the African region.


Call for Papers: Collection on Population Health Improvements

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Call for Papers: Collection on Population Health Improvements

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Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) invites authors to submit manuscripts for publication in a collection entitled "Population Health Improvement Through Linkages Between Health Care Systems, Public Health, and Communities."
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts on research and other work to improve population health through stronger linkages between health care, public health, and communities. More information available here:
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Guide to Careers in Public Health

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Looking to get a career in public health, but don't know what each area entails? Check out this guide to get a better understanding of the field!

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