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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: State Government Agency
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Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

Objective(s): TU-11.1 LHI, TU-13.10, MICH-1.8
Date Posted: 06/22/2017

Exposure to secondhand smoke causes significant health problems in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke harms both children and adults—and the only way to completely protect people who don’t smoke is to eliminate smoking in all homes, work environments, and public places.1

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Cradle Cincinnati

Objective(s): MICH-1.3 LHI, MICH-9.1 LHI, MICH-11.3, MICH-20
Date Posted: 05/18/2017

Here are some troubling facts: babies born in the United States are about 3 times more likely to die in their first year than babies born in Finland or Japan—and the United States ranks last among 26 developed countries for infant mortality.1 In 2014, more than 23,000 U.S. babies died before their first birthday.2

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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1,000 Grandmothers

Program State: Maryland
Objective(s): MICH-1.3 LHI, MICH-1.8, MICH-1.9, MICH-20
Date Posted: 08/18/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the International Association for Indigenous Aging implemented the 1,000 Grandmothers Project to engage Native elders in reducing the rate of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
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Nurse-Family Partnership

Program State: Louisiana
Objective(s): MICH-1.3 LHI, MICH-10, MICH-11, MICH-16
Date Posted: 09/17/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health implemented the Nurse-Family Partnership, a home visitation program for low income, first-time pregnant mothers and their babies to improve maternal and child health.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Pregnancy Medical Home Project

Program State: North Carolina
Objective(s): MICH-8, MICH-9.1 LHI, MICH-10.2
Date Posted: 04/17/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Community Care of North Carolina is improving birth outcomes by providing comprehensive maternity care.

Organization Type: Public/Private Partnership
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Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Program State: Ohio
Objective(s): MICH-9.1 LHI
Date Posted: 07/18/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative worked to reduce preterm births & improve perinatal and preterm newborn outcomes throughout Ohio.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
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Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™

Program State: Kentucky
Objective(s): MICH-9.1 LHI
Date Posted: 03/29/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Kentucky Department for Public Health implemented Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™ to reduce preterm birth rates in Kentucky.