Endocrine Disruptors and Uterine Fibroids

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environmental health
Endocrine Disruptors and Uterine Fibroids
United States of America
To evaluate exposure to phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and bisphenol A (BPA) in relation to incident uterine leiomyomata (UL) in an established cohort of women from Study of Environment Lifestyle and Fibroids (SELF).
Boston University
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Tobacco Constituents in Female Menthol Smokers

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Tobacco Constituents in Female Menthol Smokers
Connecticut, USA
United States of America
To measure tobacco exposure biomarkers in female menthol smokers and to examine the potential impact of regulatory actions.
University of Connecticut Health Center
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths

Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths promotes the maternal mortality review process as the best way to understand why maternal mortality in the United States is increasing, and identify interventions to prevent maternal deaths. It supports essential review functions and enables data to be combined across jurisdictions for national learning, which was not previously possible. The initiative is a collaboration between the CDC Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Funding for the collaboration was provided through an award agreement with Merck on behalf of its Merck for Mothers program.

Learn more about this program in the new 2018 Report From Nine Maternal Mortality Review Committees. The data used in this report is made possible by a partnership with nine states: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah, who have been supporting the development of the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA). The 2017 Report from Maternal Mortality Review Committees: A View Into Their Critical Role is also available. Additional resources that support maternal mortality review committees are available at the Review to Action website.

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According to CDC, about 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications.

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Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths
United States of America
To increase the United States' capacity to use data for preventing maternal mortality.
Merck for Mothers
CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

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Improving Data for Global Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs

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Kenya
Improving Data for Global Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs
Botswana, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia
Botswana
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Kenya
Tanzania
Zambia
To increase the availability of information on selected country programs—including readiness, opportunities and challenges—for implementation of surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of programs to screen and treat cervical cancer; and to develop a globally endorsed, standardized toolkit that can be adapted at the country level to support the collection of high-quality data for cervical cancer programs.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CDC’s Center for Global Health, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch; CDC's Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; George W. Bush Institute; World Health Organization
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