Topic outline

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)

    APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.

  • CDC Clear Communication Index Score Sheet

    Before you begin, identify your primary audience, their health literacy skills, your primary communication objective, and main message. You must know these 4 pieces of information to score the material accurately. If you don’t have this information, wait until you do to score the material.

  • Community Health Status Indicators - CDC 2015

    CHSI 2015 is an interactive web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment.

  • County Health Calculator

    Want to improve health? Start with where we live, learn, work and play.

    The County Health Calculator is a tool for advocates and policy makers. Health is about more than healthcare. It is about education, income and the environment in which we live. Use the calculator to see how education and income affect health outcomes. Click below to get started.

  • Public Health Grand Rounds - recorded webcasts from CDC

    The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.

  • Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets - CDC

    Find state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of alcohol-involved deaths and drunk driving and an overview of proven strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving. View and download data, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day.

  • State Strategies to Improve Health and Control Cost - CDC

    The U.S. health care system is transforming, creating opportunities for increased health impact. States are increasingly interested in identifying interventions that improve population health and reduce health care spending. CDC is partnering with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to provide governors’ offices, Medicaid directors, and public health stakeholders with specific population health strategies that can be integrated into the health care delivery system to improve health and lower costs within 5 years.