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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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“Click it or Ticket” style Child Car Seat project

Program State: Washington
Objective(s): IVP-1.1 LHI, IVP-13.1, IVP-16
Date Posted: 11/20/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), managed by the Bonney Lake Police Department, developed a comprehensive Child Passenger Safety (CPS) program focused on preventing injuries and deaths involving children under age 15.

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Organization Type: Educational Institution
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Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Program State: Maryland
Objective(s): IVP-29 LHI, IVP-30, IVP-31
Date Posted: 11/01/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence implemented a community-wide youth violence prevention strategy throughout Baltimore.

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Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES)

Program State: Michigan
Objective(s): IVP-29 LHI, IVP-42
Date Posted: 04/23/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health developed and implemented the Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) program to empower youth to affect their communities in positive ways and modify the environmental conditions that contribute to youth violence.

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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).

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Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Philadelphia LandCare Program

Program State: Pennsylvania
Objective(s): IVP-29 LHI
Date Posted: 02/22/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the relationship between vacant, overgrown lots and neighborhood crime in Philadelphia.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Project Lazarus

Objective(s): IVP-1.1 LHI, IVP-9.1
Date Posted: 01/18/2018

Prescription opioids continue to factor significantly in the epidemic of deaths from opioid overdose in the United States. In 2016, more than 46 people died each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.1 In addition, more than 1,000 people a day are treated in emergency departments for not using prescription opioids as directed.1

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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.”

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Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Safe Dates

Objective(s): IVP-1.1 LHI, IVP-29 LHI, IVP-39
Date Posted: 01/21/2016
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Tu Casa, Inc. worked to address teen dating violence in Colorado.