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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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Barron Country Department of Health & Human Services

Program State: Wisconsin
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-2.1, SA-13.1 LHI, SA-14
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Barron County Department of Health & Human Services partnered with Barron County Safe & Stable Families Coalition to address the problem of underage drinking in their community.

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Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

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

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Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

Pushback Against Drug Abuse

Program State: Wisconsin
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-2, SA-13.1 LHI
Date Posted: 07/24/2014
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drug Partnership launched the Pushback Against Drug Abuse initiative to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in its community.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Driving While Intoxicated Prevention Program

Program State: New Mexico
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-14.3 LHI
Date Posted: 04/18/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the New Mexico Department of Health implemented a prevention campaign against binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving among adults in New Mexico.

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Organization Type: Other
Program Name:

PROSPER

Program State: Iowa
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-2, SA-13.1 LHI
Date Posted: 06/18/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the PROSPER Network Organization, Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute worked to implement evidence-based school and family programs to address youth substance abuse.

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Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Program Name:

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.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
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Communities That Care (CTC) - Tooele, UT

Program State: Utah
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-13.1 LHI
Date Posted: 10/24/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Tooele City, UT implemented the Communities That Care (CTC) program to mobilize community engagement around youth substance abuse issues.

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Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative

Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-13.1 LHI, SA-2.1, SA-2.2
Date Posted: 07/16/2018

Teen substance use can harm brain development and increase the risk of addiction later in life.1 Nationally, over 14% of U.S. teens use alcohol or drugs.2 In Washington State, the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey found that 20% of 10th grade students drink alcohol and 17% use marijuana—and these students report lower grades in school than students who don’t use those substances.3