Hurricane Sandy tested the capabilities of the public health system, and public health officials responded in heroic fashion—keeping our communities safe and healthy before, through, and after storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs. Since 1999, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
Creating a Culture of Health
Every community needs the building blocks to give everyone the chance to make healthy choices, so we can all share in a culture of health.
February 14, 2013 | Video
As this video illustrates, Start Strong is promoting healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse before it starts.
July 15, 2009 | Video
Cure Violence engages the community to work with young people at high risk of being involved in violence, provides on-the-spot alternatives to shooting, and works to change social norms about gun violence.