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What is the Trump Administration’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Stance? Confusing

Nick Hart / Blog December 19, 2017

The cards are stacking up in a confusing and seemingly inconsistent way for the Trump administration on whether there is clear and unwavering support for evidence-based policymaking.

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New CDC Stance on Use of Evidence Is Counter to Bipartisan Recommendations

Economy / Press Release December 16, 2017

Washington, D.C.– The Bipartisan Policy Center finds alarming a Washington Post report that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to alter the agency’s approach for communicating about evidence-based and science-based practices by no longer referencing…

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What Trump Can Do on Vaccines

Health / News April 11, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that most children who died from the flu were not vaccinated.

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Prioritize Prevention in 2016

Health / News December 9, 2015

Partisan bickering over Obamacare and Medicare won’t solve the root causes of poor health.

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A Prevention Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America

Health / Research May 28, 2015

There is growing recognition that prevention holds vast potential to improve health, while also reducing national spending on health care.

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BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America’s Health

Health / Press Release May 28, 2015

Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed nations, yet we have shorter life expectancies and higher rates of infant mortality and diabetes.

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6 Key Questions on Ebola Screening and Immigration

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog October 14, 2014

With the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, many are asking how the U.S. government screens incoming foreign visitors for health purposes.

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Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies: A Winning Goal

Caitlin Krutsick / Blog August 25, 2014

This month, the CDC released its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014, coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. The results of the report show that 79 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding, up from 75 percent a year ago.

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Physicians Need Training in Nutrition and Physical Activity to Help Combat Obesity Epidemic

Health / Press Release June 24, 2014

Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.

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Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care

Health / Research June 23, 2014

To combat threats of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease, health care providers must be better equipped to address issues of diet and physical activity.

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