Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI topic is Injury and Violence. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

Millions of adverse drug events (ADEs) happen every year, and opioids are one of the most common causes of medication-related harm in both inpatient and long-term care settings. In addition, data from 2013 to 2014 found that opioids — along with two other drug classes — were involved in an estimated 59.9 percent of emergency department (ED) visits for ADEs among older adults.…

Ever have a patient who knows he needs to lose weight, but the amount of weight is so daunting that he doesn’t know how to get started? Or a patient with high cholesterol who is having trouble making lifestyle changes that would reduce her risk of a cardiovascular event? If so, you might want to start making action plans with your patients.
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During the month of January, health and fitness is top of mind for people setting resolutions for a healthy new year. Google searches for fitness peak at the beginning of the year and the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), reports that 10.8 percent of all health club members join their gyms in January. IHRSA offers health professionals five tips for how to help patients and clients stay motivated and be active year-round.
January 18, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Injury and Violence Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on the injury deaths leading health indicator, with an emphasis on preventing poisoning deaths and opioid overdoses.…

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity and causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

The good news? The HPV vaccine can prevent HPV, and regular screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer.…