Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while receiving care for another condition. HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death, affecting about 1 in 25 Americans who receive hospital care. To address the problem of HAIs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan) in 2009.…
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The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that — if tackled appropriately — will dramatically reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.…
Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44, but there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries and encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.…
More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. During National HIV Testing Day on June 27, you can help spread the word about the importance of testing.
- October is Health Literacy Month
- TOOLKIT: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Check Out the Access to Health Services Infographic from Healthy People 2020