CDC launches online tool related to preventive care

April 29, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new online tool that highlights and compares national, regional, state, and local community data on the use of preventive services among adults aged 50 to 64 years in an effort to help healthcare professionals and others increase knowledge and use of preventive care services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new online tool that highlights and compares national, regional, state, and local community data on the use of preventive services among adults aged 50 to 64 years in an effort to help healthcare professionals and others increase knowledge and use of preventive care services.

The site also highlights model programs, such as Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration, WiseWoman, and the Johns Hopkins Family Heart Study.

"We are pleased to support this important resource that can help healthcare professionals and institutions make preventive services more accessible," said Edward Langston, MD, a board member of the American Medical Association, which contributed to the development of the Web site. "This online tool can help local communities identify how often adults ages 50 to 64 receive recommended preventive services, such as staying up-to-date with mammography and flu and pneumonia vaccinations."

The site also includes information related to high cholesterol levels, colorectal cancer, alcohol abuse, tobacco use, hypertension, depression, and obesity.