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Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Door-to-Door Program

Program State: Maryland
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Maryland program that brought healthcare access to low-income, socially isolated Latinos through direct community engagement.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Elderly Outreach Program

Program State: Wisconsin
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Wisconsin organization that addressed health-related quality of life and well-being of Hmong elders.

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name:

South Side Healthcare Collaborative (SSHC)

Program State: Illinois
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-3 LHI
Date Posted: 01/26/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the University of Chicago Medical Center's Urban Health Initiative's South Side Healthcare Collaborative, a network of more than 30 community-based health centers, free clinics and local hospitals on the south side of Chicago, who partner to help residents make a long-term connection with a primary care physician.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Kentucky Homeplace

Program State: Kentucky
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): C-16 LHI
Date Posted: 08/20/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Kentucky Homeplace developed a colorectal cancer component for their community health worker program to improve the health of rural Kentuckians.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

All Healthy Children Campaign

Program State: Texas
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-1.1 LHI
Date Posted: 01/24/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how The Children's Defense Fund-Texas made great strides in insuring children living in Texas.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Community Referral Coordinator Program

Program State: Missouri
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-3 LHI, AHS-5, AHS-6
Date Posted: 02/20/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the St. Louis Integrated Health Network implemented the Community Referral Coordinator Program to improve access to primary care.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

First Things First (FTF) - Kansas City, Kansas School District

Program State: Kansas
Objective(s): AH-5.1 LHI
Date Posted: 09/20/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Kansas City, Kansas School District implemented a comprehensive school reform initiative, First Things First (FTF), to combat low graduation rates and to improve academic performance.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Salem Healthy Kids 2012

Program State: Massachusetts
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Massachusetts organization that empowered young people to use theater to educate their peers about healthy behaviors.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

Program State: South Carolina
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County and the City of Camden involved residents and worked to meet national Complete Streets standards to help Camden, SC become a safer and healthier community.

Organization Type: Other
Program Name:

Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program

Program State: California
Topic Area(s): Environmental Health
Objective(s): EH-1 LHI
Date Posted: 09/19/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Bay Area Air Quality Management District improved air quality within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Green Cleaning Workshops

Program State: Oregon
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at an Oregon organization that works to empower a Latino community with the skills to protect their environment and improve the health of their children.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Human Rights and Health Collective

Program State: California
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a California organization that addressed health conditions related to housing and food security among low-income residents.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Lead Poisoning Low Literacy Training Program

Program State: Rhode Island
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Rhode Island organization working to increase awareness about childhood lead poisoning.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

Rapid Response Notification System

Program State: Arizona
Topic Area(s): Environmental Health
Objective(s): EH-1 LHI
Date Posted: 12/17/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Maricopa County's Rapid Response Notification System improved air quality through community partnerships.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

Program State: South Carolina
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County and the City of Camden involved residents and worked to meet national Complete Streets standards to help Camden, SC become a safer and healthier community.

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name:

Title X Family Planning Program

Program State: District Of Columbia
Topic Area(s): Family Planning
Objective(s): FP-1, FP-6, FP-7.1 LHI
Date Posted: 03/20/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the St. Louis Integrated Health Network implemented the Community Referral Coordinator Program to improve access to primary care.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Asthma Series

Program State: New York
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a New York organization that effectively used technology and media to discuss childhood asthma.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Autism Spectrum Quotient Screening Access

Program State: Minnesota
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at how the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation engaged the Somali immigrant community to provide increased access to early childhood developmental screenings.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Door-to-Door Program

Program State: Maryland
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Maryland program that brought healthcare access to low-income, socially isolated Latinos through direct community engagement.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Elderly Outreach Program

Program State: Wisconsin
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Wisconsin organization that addressed health-related quality of life and well-being of Hmong elders.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Lead Poisoning Low Literacy Training Program

Program State: Rhode Island
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Rhode Island organization working to increase awareness about childhood lead poisoning.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program You Can! Live Well, Virginia!

Program State: Virginia
Objective(s): HRQOL/WB-1.1, HRQOL/WB-1.2
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Virginia Department of Health partnered with the Virginia Department of Aging to improve access to community workshops aimed at helping people manage a chronic health condition.

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name:

Healthy Heart, Healthy Family

Program State: Hawaii
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-12 LHI
Date Posted: 07/26/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services implemented the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Healthy Heart, Healthy Family program to promote heart healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Advanced Stroke Life Support Initiative

Program State: Georgia
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-3, HDS-17
Date Posted: 09/08/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health partnered with community groups to offer training and certification in how to recognize stroke symptoms and give patients fast, appropriate treatment.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

Advanced Stroke Life Support Initiative

Program State: Ohio
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-2, HDS-3, HDS-17
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Allen County Health Department partnered with the Lima Memorial Health System to start a comprehensive training program to improve the standard of acute stroke care provided by emergency medical services and Emergency Department staff.

HIV

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name:

Community Healthcare Network

Program State: New York
Topic Area(s): HIV
Objective(s): HIV-13 LHI, HIV-14
Date Posted: 06/20/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Community Healthcare Network integrated HIV testing and counseling into routine medical care for underserved populations in New York City.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

The Bronx Knows

Program State: New York
Topic Area(s): HIV
Objective(s): HIV-13 LHI
Date Posted: 06/21/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and partners implemented The Bronx Knows to to raise awareness for HIV testing, make HIV testing more accessible, promote testing as a routine part of medical care, and improve linkage of people diagnosed with HIV to appropriate medical care.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Easy Access Project

Program State: Hawaii
Objective(s): IID-1, IID-29
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Hawaii State Department of Health partnered with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Lanakila Health Center in Honolulu to provide language-appropriate and culturally sensitive health services to newly arrived immigrants.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations

Program State: Arizona
Objective(s): IID-8 LHI, IID-9
Date Posted: 05/22/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how The Arizona Partnership for Immunization is increasing the number of fully immunized children, adolescents, and adults across the state.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Program State: Maryland
Objective(s): IVP-29 LHI, IVP-30, IVP-31
Date Posted: 11/01/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence implemented a community-wide youth violence prevention strategy throughout Baltimore.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Domestic Violence Prevention among Refugees

Program State: Texas
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Texas organization committed to working with refugee populations to address the diverse cross-cultural issues that arise in relocating to the United States.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

“Click it or Ticket” style Child Car Seat project

Program State: Washington
Objective(s): IVP-1.1 LHI, IVP-13.1, IVP-16
Date Posted: 11/20/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), managed by the Bonney Lake Police Department, developed a comprehensive Child Passenger Safety (CPS) program focused on preventing injuries and deaths involving children under age 15.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Best Practices, Falls Risk Reduction Project

Program State: New Hampshire
Objective(s): IVP-23.2
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Injury Prevention Program and the New Hampshire Falls Risk Reduction Task Force worked to decrease the risk and incidence of falls among adults aged 65 years and older.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Philadelphia LandCare Program

Program State: Pennsylvania
Objective(s): IVP-29 LHI
Date Posted: 02/22/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the relationship between vacant, overgrown lots and neighborhood crime in Philadelphia.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

LGBT Health Outcomes Planning Project

Program State: Colorado
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment created an actionable plan to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Pregnancy Medical Home Project

Program State: North Carolina
Objective(s): MICH-8, MICH-9.1 LHI, MICH-10.2
Date Posted: 04/17/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Community Care of North Carolina is improving birth outcomes by providing comprehensive maternity care.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™

Program State: Kentucky
Objective(s): MICH-9.1 LHI
Date Posted: 03/29/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Kentucky Department for Public Health implemented Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™ to reduce preterm birth rates in Kentucky.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Autism Spectrum Quotient Screening Access

Program State: Minnesota
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at how the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation engaged the Somali immigrant community to provide increased access to early childhood developmental screenings.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Community Baby Showers for Safe Sleep

Program State: Kansas
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Kansas organization working to reduce infant mortality and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Starting Well/Comenzando Bien

Program State: Utah
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Utah organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to help Latina women improve their health.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Support Breastfeeding and Child Care Centers

Program State: Louisiana
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Louisiana organization that worked with childcare centers to increase the rates of breastfeeding in New Orleans.

Organization Type: Public/Private Partnership
Program Name:

Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Program State: Ohio
Objective(s): MICH-9.1 LHI
Date Posted: 07/18/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative worked to reduce preterm births & improve perinatal and preterm newborn outcomes throughout Ohio.

Organization Type: Tribal Entity
Program Name:
Program State: Arizona
Objective(s): MHMD-1 LHI, MHMD-2
Date Posted: 05/23/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the Empowering Our Spirits Initiative, a program developed by the White Mountain Apache Tribe to reduce Apache youth suicidal behavior.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS)

Program State: Missouri
Objective(s): MHMD-1 LHI
Date Posted: 04/26/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS) Coalition for Mental Health helped schools in North St. Louis County, Missouri implement the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program, a program to prevent suicide among adolescents.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

The Senior Connection

Program State: New York
Objective(s): MHMD-1 LHI
Date Posted: 08/21/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the University of Rochester Medical Center partnered with Lifespan to implement a program to reduce the risk of suicide among older adults.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition)

Program State: California
Objective(s): NWS-2, NWS-10, NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the California Department of Public Health and California Project LEAN worked to limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages and increase water intake in school settings.

Organization Type: Public/Private Partnership
Program Name:

Youth Engagement & Action for Health (YEAH!)

Program State: California
Objective(s): NWS-10.4 LHI
Date Posted: 03/21/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative worked to reduce childhood obesity by creating healthy environments for all children and families through advocacy, education, and policy development efforts.

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Gold Medal Schools

Program State: Utah
Objective(s): PA-3.1, PA-4.1, NWS-2.2, NWS-10.4 LHI, NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 09/08/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Utah Department of Health partnered with schools and local health departments to create healthier school environments and address childhood obesity.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Human Rights and Health Collective

Program State: California
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a California organization that addressed health conditions related to housing and food security among low-income residents.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Let's Move! Rockbridge

Program State: Virginia
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Virginia organization that addressed community health by developing partnerships with local businesses, physicians, and schools to promote healthy behaviors in their community.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Salem Healthy Kids 2012

Program State: Massachusetts
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Massachusetts organization that empowered young people to use theater to educate their peers about healthy behaviors.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Starting Well/Comenzando Bien

Program State: Utah
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Utah organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to help Latina women improve their health.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Texas

Program State: Texas
Objective(s): NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 05/29/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Texas program improved health behavior among children through the promotion of physical activity and healthy food choices.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence

Program State: Arkansas
Objective(s): OA-6
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Arkansas Department of Health implemented an exercise program to help older adults lose weight, feel better, and reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

The Senior Connection

Program State: New York
Objective(s): MHMD-1 LHI
Date Posted: 08/21/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the University of Rochester Medical Center partnered with Lifespan to implement a program to reduce the risk of suicide among older adults.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Maryland Office of Oral Health

Program State: Maryland
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI
Date Posted: 08/20/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Maryland Office of Oral Health worked with partners to convene a Dental Action Committee (DAC) to improve the oral health of Maryland's children.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

SEAL! Michigan School-Based Dental Sealant Program

Program State: Michigan
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-1, OH-2, OH-12
Date Posted: 02/19/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Michigan Department of Community Health addressed adolescent tooth decay through school-based dental sealant programs.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

I-Smile Dental Home Initiative

Program State: Iowa
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI
Date Posted: 01/23/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Iowa Department of Public Health and their partners worked to improve access to oral health care across the state.

Organization Type:
Program Name:

Gold Medal Schools

Program State: Utah
Objective(s): PA-3.1, PA-4.1, NWS-2.2, NWS-10.4 LHI, NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 09/08/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Utah Department of Health partnered with schools and local health departments to create healthier school environments and address childhood obesity.

Organization Type:
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Eat Smart, Move More initiative

Program State: North Carolina
Topic Area(s): Physical Activity
Objective(s): PA-1, PA-2.4 LHI
Date Posted: 09/08/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the North Carolina Division of Public Health partnered with Wake County Human Services, North Carolina’s Eat Smart, Move More, and faith-based communities to address obesity and other chronic diseases among African Americans in Wake County, NC.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Let's Move! Rockbridge

Program State: Virginia
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Virginia organization that addressed community health by developing partnerships with local businesses, physicians, and schools to promote healthy behaviors in their community.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

Program State: South Carolina
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County and the City of Camden involved residents and worked to meet national Complete Streets standards to help Camden, SC become a safer and healthier community.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Texas

Program State: Texas
Objective(s): NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 05/29/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Texas program improved health behavior among children through the promotion of physical activity and healthy food choices.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence

Program State: Arkansas
Objective(s): OA-6
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Arkansas Department of Health implemented an exercise program to help older adults lose weight, feel better, and reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Sumter County on the Move!

Program State: South Carolina
Topic Area(s): Physical Activity
Objective(s): PA-2.4 LHI
Date Posted: 06/19/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center implemented Sumter County on the Move! to promote more adult physical activity in its community.

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Training and Experience to Advance Managers in Public Health Academy

Program State: Alabama
Objective(s): PHI-2
Date Posted: 08/11/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Alabama Department of Public Health partnered with Auburn University at Montgomery to create a department-wide workforce development program for its staff.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Asthma Series

Program State: New York
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a New York organization that effectively used technology and media to discuss childhood asthma.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Green Cleaning Workshops

Program State: Oregon
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at an Oregon organization that works to empower a Latino community with the skills to protect their environment and improve the health of their children.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

First Things First (FTF) - Kansas City, Kansas School District

Program State: Kansas
Objective(s): AH-5.1 LHI
Date Posted: 09/20/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Kansas City, Kansas School District implemented a comprehensive school reform initiative, First Things First (FTF), to combat low graduation rates and to improve academic performance.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP™)

Program State: Florida
Date Posted: 12/18/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine incorporated a social determinants of health approach into its medical school education.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Salem Healthy Kids 2012

Program State: Massachusetts
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a Massachusetts organization that empowered young people to use theater to educate their peers about healthy behaviors.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Pushback Against Drug Abuse

Program State: Wisconsin
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-2, SA-13.1 LHI
Date Posted: 07/24/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drug Partnership launched the Pushback Against Drug Abuse initiative to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in its community.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Driving While Intoxicated Prevention Program

Program State: New Mexico
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-14.3 LHI
Date Posted: 04/18/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the New Mexico Department of Health implemented a prevention campaign against binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving among adults in New Mexico.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Communities That Care (CTC) - Tooele, UT

Program State: Utah
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-13.1 LHI
Date Posted: 10/24/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Tooele City, UT implemented the Communities That Care (CTC) program to mobilize community engagement around youth substance abuse issues.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

Barron Country Department of Health & Human Services

Program State: Wisconsin
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-2.1, SA-13.1 LHI, SA-14
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Barron County Department of Health & Human Services partnered with Barron County Safe & Stable Families Coalition to address the problem of underage drinking in their community.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP)

Program State: Oregon
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI
Date Posted: 11/20/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program addressed tobacco by using a statewide tobacco control program.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

State Government Agency - California Tobacco Control Program

Program State: California
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1, TU-2, TU-11
Date Posted: 11/21/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the California Tobacco Control Program implemented tobacco control policies throughout the state, resulting in decreased tobacco use and reduced secondhand smoke exposure.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

ClearWay Minnesota

Program State: Minnesota
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-11
Date Posted: 12/19/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how ClearWay Minnesota collaborated with others, including the Minnesota Department of Health, to pass legislation that banned smoking in public places.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name:

Peers Helping Peers: Innovations in Tobacco Dependence Education and Intervention

Program State: New Jersey
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Date Posted: 03/29/2013

In this story from the field, we take a look at a New Jersey project that encouraged individuals to address high rates of smoking at mental health agencies.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

Live Tobacco-Free Austin campaign

Program State: Texas
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-2.1, TU-11
Date Posted: 10/23/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department implemented the Live Tobacco-Free Austin campaign to raise awareness about the burden of tobacco use, promote cessation services, and educate the public about the impact of secondhand smoke.

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Mothers Eliminating Secondhand Smoke (M.E.S.S.) program

Program State: South Carolina
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1 LHI, TU-4.1, TU-11
Date Posted: 09/08/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Region 7 Public Health Office partnered with a local nonprofit organization to implement a program that promotes tobacco-free policies in homes, vehicles, and faith-based settings.