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Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field

Want to know what others are doing to improve the health of their communities? Explore our Stories from the Field to see how communities across the Nation are implementing Healthy People 2020.
 
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Organization Type: State Government Agency
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: Local Government Agency
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Green Carts Initiative

Program State: New York
Objective(s): NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene works to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Healthy Food Small Retailer Program

Objective(s): NWS-3, NWS-14, NWS-15.1 LHI
Date Posted: 09/17/2019

Rural communities face unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy foods. Rates of obesity in both children and adults are significantly higher in rural locations than in urban locations,12 and people who live in rural areas eat fewer fruits and vegetables than those who live in cities.3

Organization Type: State Government Agency
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Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Program

Objective(s): NWS-9 LHI, PA-2.4 LHI
Date Posted: 11/16/2017

Across the United States, more than 1 in 3 adults have obesity—making it a serious and costly health issue.1 In the state of Delaware, obesity rates rose from 13% in 1992 to 28% in 2007.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
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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: Local Government Agency
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Communities Putting Prevention to Work / Healthy Eating Active Living

Program State: Washington
Objective(s): NWS-10.4 LHI
Date Posted: 11/19/2015
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Public Health-Seattle & King County worked to address childhood obesity in its community.
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Mobile School Pantry Program

Program State: Utah
Objective(s): NWS-12, NWS-13, AH-5.1 LHI
Date Posted: 06/23/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Utah Food Bank works to address food insecurity and hunger among children in Utah.