Data for Health

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Data for Health
Bangladesh, Columbia, China, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Malawi, Morocco, Myanmar, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa
South Africa
To assist 20 low- and middle-income countries across Latin America, Asia and Africa in strengthening their public health data systems and data use for critical policy-making decisions.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
CDC’s Center for Global Health; World Health Organization; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; University of Melbourne; Vital Strategies (formerly The Union North America)

Health Consequences of Marijuana

Health Consequences of Marijuana
United States of America
To develop a comprehensive, in-depth systematic review of existing evidence regarding health consequences of marijuana use, as well as to identify a short- and long-term research agenda focused on improving our understanding of the potential association of marijuana use with acute and chronic health outcomes. Additionally, the project will include a variety of activities to ensure broad dissemination and use of the report findings by key stakeholders in public health, healthcare and public policy.
Mat-Su Health Foundation; The Truth Initiative; Colorado Health Foundation; Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority; California Department of Public Health
CDC's Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health

Cryptococcal Meningitis Screening in South Africa

Cryptococcal Meningitis Screening in South Africa
Botswana, Africa
To provide technical assistance to the monitoring and evaluation of a cryptococcal screening program in partnership with the South African government. Cryptococcal meningitis is a common infection and a leading cause of death among individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Pfizer, Inc.
CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Testing of Sexual Identity Questions by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics

Testing of Sexual Identity Questions by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics
United States of America
To develop and field test questions on sexual identity for inclusion in the National Health Interview Study.
Gill Foundation
CDC's National Center for Health Statistics

500 Cities Project

New Interactive Web Application

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To ensure the health of America’s neighborhoods and communities, it is vital to understand the scope of the nation's most pressing health challenges. The CDC Foundation is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to release a first-of-its-kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within cities, to identify, analyze and report data for a select number of chronic disease measures.

The 500 Cities Project will help inform the development and implementation of effective and targeted public health prevention activities in many of America’s cities. The CDC Foundation announced the launch of this project in February 2016.

new, interactive web application is also now available for users to view and explore city-and neighborhood-level health data for America’s 500 largest cities. The web application enables public health professionals, policymakers, and researchers to see and use the data to effectively address and target interventions to specific areas where they are most needed. The interactive mapping application enables users to zoom in to their neighborhood and look at local data compared with data for the entire city.  

This data will focus on conditions, behaviors and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health.

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500 Cities
500 Cities Project
United States of America
To promote chronic disease prevention and health promotion for the 500 largest American cities. This second phase of this project will provide updated 2016 and 2017 census tract-level data and will provide enhancements to the interactive City Health Indicator website.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) Program

sickle cell disease
Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) Program
Georgia and California, USA
United States of America
To build the framework for collecting data about individuals in the United States with sickle cell disease in order to monitor their health outcomes, evaluate current systems of care, and inform the development of a comprehensive care model to meet the needs of these individuals throughout their life.
Biogen; Pfizer Inc.; Global Blood Therapeutics
CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Evaluation of Rotavirus Vaccine in Vietnam

Evaluation of Rotavirus Vaccine in Vietnam
Viet Nam
To establish rotavirus surveillance, implement rotavirus vaccination introduction and evaluate impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in targeted districts in Vietnam.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

National Public Health Week 2016: Healthiest Nation 2030

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