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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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Hospital or Health Center

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
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Healthy Heart, Healthy Family

Program State: Hawaii
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-12 LHI
Date Posted: 07/26/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services implemented the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Healthy Heart, Healthy Family program to promote heart healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Local Government Agency

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
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Advanced Stroke Life Support Initiative

Program State: Ohio
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-2, HDS-3, HDS-17
Date Posted: 05/27/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Allen County Health Department partnered with the Lima Memorial Health System to start a comprehensive training program to improve the standard of acute stroke care provided by emergency medical services and Emergency Department staff.

Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions Program

Program State: Colorado
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-2, HDS-5, HDS-7, HDS-12 LHI
Date Posted: 05/19/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Colorado Prevention Center (CPC) Community Health implemented the Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions Program.

State Government Agency

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

Advanced Stroke Life Support Initiative

Program State: Georgia
Topic Area(s): Heart Disease and Stroke
Objective(s): HDS-3, HDS-17
Date Posted: 09/08/2014

In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health partnered with community groups to offer training and certification in how to recognize stroke symptoms and give patients fast, appropriate treatment.