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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
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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
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.