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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: Local Government Agency
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Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol

Objective(s): SA-13.1 LHI, SA-2.1, SA-14.4
Date Posted: 04/20/2017

Underage alcohol use (also known as underage drinking) is a serious public health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people abuse alcohol more than any other drug—and more than 4,300 young people die from alcohol-related causes each year.1

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Sources of Strength

Objective(s): MHMD-1 LHI, MHMD-4.1 LHI, IVP-1.1 LHI, IVP-35
Date Posted: 03/23/2017

If you ask Mark LoMurray what he likes most about his job, he doesn’t have to think about it much. “Watching young people find their voice,” he says, “sometimes in as little as 3 or 4 hours. We often have kids who can barely say their name at the beginning of an activity, and by the end they’re standing up presenting ideas that they’re proud of. It’s just really amazing to watch that happen.”

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Topic Area(s): Adolescent Health
Objective(s): AH-5.1 LHI
Date Posted: 07/20/2017

High school graduation is an important predictor for overall health outcomes. High school graduates have less chance of being in prison, greater financial stability as adults, and fewer health problems.1

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Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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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.

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Organization Type: Other
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Children’s HealthWatch

Program State: Massachusetts
Objective(s): SDOH-4, AH-5.1 LHI
Date Posted: 07/23/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Children’s HealthWatch researched and analyzed issues related to housing and children’s health.

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.