Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource: Leaders Talk about Health Literacy

CDC’s “Leaders Talk about Health Literacy” web page features information from HHS leaders that can guide offices in developing and promoting health literacy guidelines and principles that align with the goals and strategies of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.

Report: School-Level Practices to Increase Availability of Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains, and Reduce Sodium in School Meals — United States, 2000, 2006, and 2014

CDC researchers analyzed school-level implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s school nutrition standards, specifically on practices related to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and sodium. Results show almost all schools offer whole grain foods, vegetables, and fruits during the school day, and the percentage of schools making efforts to increase the availability of these foods and decrease sodium increased from 2000 to 2014.

Report: 2014 BRFSS Data

CDC released the 2014 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) data. The BRFSS is a state-based surveillance system that uses survey phone calls to collect information on risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access for adults 18 and older.