Organizations around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), use World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of the problem and what needs to be done to strengthen efforts in prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis.
On July 13, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum debuted a new exhibit entitled Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities. The exhibit features documentary photography from Atlanta-based photographer Bryan Melz. The refugee experience encompasses several fields of public health, including epidemiology, disease surveillance, basic health services and research.
For more than 50 years, CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) program has measured our nation’s health and nutrition by traveling across the country in three Mobile Examination Centers (MECs). Inside the MECs, NHANES workers survey 5,000 Americans in 15 cities each year about everything from the size of the pizza slice they ate for dinner to the enamel on their teeth.