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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: Educational Institution
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STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries)

Program State: Oregon
Objective(s): IVP-1, IVP-23, OA-11
Date Posted: 02/23/2017

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults aged 65 years and older.1 But falls aren’t an inevitable part of aging—and that’s the premise behind the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
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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
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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.