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Directions: Find 2 connections between the Center for Disease Controls health priority areas and your health fair topic.
Describe how your health fair topic relates to all the health priority areas (two facts for each category).
YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCEBE SPECIFIC (Author, web site address, journal, magazine, etc)

Use the bullets underneath each priority area as subtopics - if you are having difficulty connecting to the
Main Priority Area.
CDC Health Priority Area
How is the listed health priority area connected to
your topic? Cite your source
Tobacco use
1. Cigarette smoking and addiction to nicotine are the
leading causes of preventable diseases and deaths in the
United States, and it usually starts in the teenage years.
Chew, snuff
2. The 2016 Minnesota Student Survey showed that,
among 11th grade students, 8.4 percent smoked cigarettes
in the past 30 days and 17.1 percent reported using
electronic cigarettes or vaping devices in the past 30 days.
Johnston, L. D., P. M. O'Malley, R. A. Miech, J. G.
Bachman, and J. E. Schulenberg. Monitoring the
Future National Survey Results on Drug Use,
1975-2015: Overview, Key Findings on Adolescent
Drug Use. Rep. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social
Research, The University of Michigan, 2016. Web.
26 Nov. 2016.
The Health of Adolescents-2016. Rep. Minnesota
Department of Health,
d_fact_sheet_MSS_2016_10-31-16.pdf. Web. 11 Dec.
Alcohol and other drug use
Drug addiction
All illegal drugs
All medication

Behaviors that contribute to unintentional

injuries and violence
Car accidents
Reckless behavior

1. Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the

United States by teens. People who begin using marijuana
before the age of 18 are 47 times more likely than adults
to develop a marijuana use disorder.
2. After marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs are the
most commonly abused substances by Americans age 14
and older.
Drug Facts, Marijuana. National Institute of Drug
Abuse for Teens,

Web. 11 Dec. 2016
"Keeping OTC Drugs Safe from Youth." The Daily
Reporter. N.p., 28 Nov. 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.
1. Underage drinking is associated with the 3 leading
causes of death among youth (unintentional injury,
homicide, and suicide).

2. Young people under age 21 who drink are more likely

to carry out or be the victim of a physical or sexual assault
after drinking than others their age who do not drink.

Self-harm behaviors
Gang violence/bullying

Unhealthy dietary behaviors

High fat/cholesterol diets
High sodium
Eating disorders
Over eating/Binge eating

Inadequate physical activity

Lack of exercise (exercise)
Physical activity


JW, Naimi TS, Brewer RD, & Jones SE. Binge

drinking and associated health risk behaviors among
high school students. Pediatrics, 2007, Vol.119(1),
pp.76-85 .
Drug Facts, Alcohol. National Institute of Drug Abuse
for Teens, Web.
12 Dec. 2016
1. Drug use dramatically alters the diet and in most cases,
it leads to irregular eating patterns, loss of appetite, and
poor nutrition.
2. There is a significant association between substance use
and eating disorder among adolescents.
Swanson GR, Sedghi S, Farhadi A, Keshavarzian A.
Pattern of alcohol consumption and its effect on
gastrointestinal symptoms in inflammatory bowel
disease. Alcohol. 2010; 44(3):223-8.
Pisetsky EM, Chao YM, Dierker LC, May AM, and
Striegel-Moore RH. Disordered Eating and
Substance Use in High-school Students: Results
from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.
International Journal of Eating Disorders 41.5
(2008): 464-70.
1. People with substance abuse disorders may die decades
earlier than the average person mostly from untreated
and preventable chronic illnesses like hypertension,
diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease that are
aggravated by poor health habits such as inadequate
physical activity, poor nutrition, smoking, and substance
2. Persistent physical inactivity in adolescence increases
the risk of later problems due to excess alcohol use. Also
sedentary lifestyle in adolescence predicts illicit drug use.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration, What is integrated care?, Web. 12 Dec 2016
Korhonen T, Kujala UM, Rose RJ, and Kaprio J.
Physical Activity in Adolescence as a Predictor of
Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in Early Adulthood: A

Sexual behaviors that may result in HIV

infection, other sexually transmitted diseases,
and unintended pregnancies
Premature birth
Birth defects

Longitudinal Population-Based Twin Study. Twin

Research and Human Genetics 12.03 (2009): 261-68.
1. Drugs and alcohol affect the way a person makes
choices and can lead to unsafe sexual practices, which put
them at risk for getting HIV or giving it to someone else.
2. Teens who have used marijuana are seven times more
likely to have been pregnant or to have gotten someone
pregnant than teens who have never used marijuana.
Drug Facts, HIV, AIDS, and Drug Use. National
Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens,
rug-use Web. 13 Dec 2016
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
(CASA), Adolescent Substance Use: Americas #1
Public Health Problem. Report by the Commission
on Substance Abuse Among American Adolescents.
2011, The National Center on Addiction and
Substance Abuse at Columbia University New York,