News and Updates
The CDC offers excellent monthly online Grand Rounds with free CMEs on a variety of public health topic. The August 2015 Grand Rounds was “Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness,” and can be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2015/
Over one in five teenagers are current tobacco users. Two-thirds of sexually active teenagers do not regulary use condoms. Parents and communities can make a positive difference. This Grand Rounds explored adolescent health, and how families, community organizations, schools, and government agencies can successfully work together to help adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors.
September’s Grand Rounds focused on the opportunities and challenges of preventing suicide. http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives
Future upcoming CDC Grand Rounds include:
October – Electronic Cigarettes: Public Health Peril or Promise?
November – Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth
December – Developing a Culture of Laboratory Safety
More information can be obtained on the Grand Rounds website.