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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018: Advancing Adolescent HIV Prevention and Care at the Local Level

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), the only national observance highlighting the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people. In the United States, young people aged 13-24 account for 22%…

STD Awareness Month 2018: Integrating Routine Chlamydia Screening into Primary Care Practices

By Jacky M. Jennings, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Center for Child & Community Health Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health; Alison…

Are America’s Local Health Departments Prepared for a Cape Town-level Water Crisis?

Americans currently use about 100 gallons of water per day per person. In Cape Town, South Africa, extreme drought has limited residents to just 13 gallons of water per day since February 1. Depending on rainfall…

Strengthening Community Water Fluoridation to Prevent Cavities

Cavities (tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases among American children and adolescents. In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan made history as the first U.S. city to combat cavities by fluoridating its public…