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Stand STEADI: Practical Strategies for Fall Prevention

Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, and Colleen Casey, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University, discuss strategies to prevent falls in older adults. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/steadi/2020/25162516Eckstrom-Casey.mp4

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The Gift of Surveillance

Helping countries respond to public health threats quickly and effectively is critical to preventing the spread of disease regionally and around the world. In 2018, CDC began partnerships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Washington State University, and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, to strengthen epidemiological surveillance for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in […]

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Guatemala Veterinarians FETP

The Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is the flagship program introduced to Central America by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FETP graduates, also known as “Disease Detectives”, strengthen the capacity of the public health workforce to investigate and respond to disease outbreaks. Three levels of training (frontline, intermediate, and advanced) help develop […]

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CDC COVID-19 Partner Update: Planning Considerations for Events and Gatherings – June 29, 2020

Dr. Brooks will shared updates on CDC’s COVID-19 response, including the latest scientific information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. In addition, CAPT Breiding reviewed CDC’s Considerations for Events and Gatherings which is focused on what event planners, businesses and officials can do to keep their staff and attendees safe when […]

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World Health Organization holds a briefing on the coronavirus outbreak – 4/13/2020

World Health Organization officials hold a press conference Monday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 1.8 million people globally. Last week, WHO asked the United States and China for “honest leadership” on the coronavirus pandemic, warning global leaders against politicizing the COVID-19 outbreak “if you don’t want to […]

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Get to Know CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program

This proven lifestyle change program can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/diabetestv/2017/2164216405_Get-to-Know-the-National-Diabetes-Preventio-Program_MASTER.mp4

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Coronavirus Q&A: Update From the CDC With Anne Schuchat

Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics discussed in this interview: 0:00 Introduction 1:07 Latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic 2:23 Coronavirus cases in the US over the last 7 days 4:31 Thinking around a second wave 8:14 Masks […]

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CDC’s Injury Control Research Centers: Research in Action

CDC funds Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) to study ways to prevent violence and injuries and work with communities to put research findings to practice. The ICRC program includes 10 centers at universities and medical centers across the country. These centers form a national network of academic, public health, and community partners to conduct prevention […]

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I Am CDC – Temeika Fairley

The “I Am CDC” video series is designed to highlight the work of staff across CDC, informing potential job applicants of the scope of the agency’s work. There are both administrative and scientific jobs included in the series. Stories also feature the satisfaction staff derive from their work, their connection to public health, and their […]

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Health Impact in Central America Region

A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 around the globe to stop health threats at their source. CDC formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office, based in Guatemala, in 2005. In addition to Guatemala, the regional office also covers Panama, Belize, El […]

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