CDC’s Blood Lead Reference Value for children has been updated to 3.5 μg/dL to focus resources on children with more blood lead than most children. The most important thing to remember about lead exposure is that it's preventable. Learn more: .
#DataDetectives in CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program help local, state, and international public health agencies solve complex #PublicHealth informatics challenges using #DataScience. Apply before Dec 1: .
Active times like recess & phys. ed help children learn about, achieve, & support their social, emotional, & mental health.
Ask your school about ventilation, mask & physical distancing policies to protect students from #COVID19 during these times. More: .
DYK? Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) offers #COVID19 testing at NO COST for all U.S. states & territories. The program is available for Pre-K–12 schools & other qualified settings through July 1, 2022. Contact TDWGinfo@hhs.gov for more details.
CDC's 4 new campaigns address ways to prevent & reduce drug #overdose deaths.
Learn more about the dangers of #fentanyl, the risks of mixing drugs, how #naloxone can save lives, and reducing stigma toward drug use & recovery at .
Drug overdose deaths in America increased by 30% in 2020, and a growing number of overdoses are now caused by synthetic #opioids and #stimulants. HHS is addressing this escalating crisis through its new #OverdosePrevention Strategy. Learn more: .
As of October 25, national forecasts predict 3,800–11,400 new #COVID19 deaths will likely be reported during the week ending November 20. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 758,000–783,000. More: .
Vaccinated outside the U.S.? You’re considered fully vaccinated if you’ve received 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine or ANY combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 vaccine. Get more details: .
Everyone needs to wear a mask on public transportation, including school buses, even if they’ve been fully vaccinated against #COVID19. Students and drivers must wear a mask on school buses. Learn more: .