Women & Infant Health
CDC Grand Rounds: Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report conducted research in analyzing the causes of major birth defects and possible prevention methods. The report analyzed the public health burden, challenges in studying risk factors for birth defects, and other recent birth defects studies. To read the full report, click here.
Vital Signs: Improvements in Maternity Care Policies and Practices That Support Breastfeeding
Originally published in the Mortality and Mortality Weekly Report, a study was conducted that experiences in the hospital while giving birth affected a new mother's ability to establish and maintain breastfeeding. The study further discusses evidence-based hospital practices and policies that have been shown to improve breastfeeding outcomes. To read more on the study, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. During this month, multisectoral partners collaborate to raise awareness about bullying prevention and identify ways to stop bullying year round through events, outreach, and education. To learn more about bullying statistics in the United States and what can be done, click here.