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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: State Government Agency
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HIV/STD Program

Topic Area(s): HIV
Objective(s): HIV-13 LHI
Date Posted: 11/13/2018

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are significant contributors to death and illness in the United States. People who have HIV but don’t know it are less likely to get the treatment and support services they need, and they are more likely to transmit the disease to others.

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Organization Type: Local Government Agency
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HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program

Program State: Massachusetts
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI, AHS-6.3
Date Posted: 03/24/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Boston Public Health Commission’s HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program increased access to oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
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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
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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.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
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Texas Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Project

Program State: Texas
Topic Area(s): HIV
Objective(s): HIV-2, HIV-13 LHI, HIV-14.2, HIV-19
Date Posted: 08/20/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Texas Department of State Health Services implemented the
Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Project to reduce new HIV infections, link people with HIV to care and treatment, and reduce HIV-related health disparities.