Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection
This report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to provide data on Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities possibly associated with congenital Zika virus infection identified during infancy and early childhood among children 1 year or older who were born in the U.S. territories and freely associated states.
Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Men with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the interim guidance for men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner or want to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus at any time. It now recommends that men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner wait for at least three months after symptom onset (if symptomatic) or their last possible Zika virus exposure (if asymptomatic) before engaging in unprotected sex.
General & Maternal Child Health
America's Health Centers
Fact sheet from the National Association of Community Health Centers with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers in rural and urban areas. Includes data on the patients they serve.
To Improve Health Disparities, Focus on Oral Health
This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Blog discusses the impact of poor oral health access on overall health as well as its role in perpetuating cycles of poverty and declining health. Touches on several solutions, including the integration of primary and dental care to improve access in rural and underserved areas.
Women's and Infant Health
Increase in the Proportion of Births Outside of Marriage
This Child Trends report examines the rapid increase in the proportion of births outside of marriage that occurred in the United States from 1990 to 2016. The report finds dramatic racial and ethnic differences in the percentage of nonmarital births, even among the most educated women.