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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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Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-1.1 LHI, AHS-3 LHI, SA-8.2
Date Posted: 09/13/2018

Access to health care is a key determinant of physical and behavioral health outcomes. Regular access to primary health services is critical for preventing and detecting diseases, ensuring comprehensive treatment, and improving overall quality of life.1

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-1.1 LHI, AHS-3 LHI
Date Posted: 06/13/2017

More people in the United States have access to health care today than in 2010.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
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HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program

Program State: Massachusetts
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI, AHS-6.3
Date Posted: 03/24/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Boston Public Health Commission’s HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program increased access to oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
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Mobile Health Program

Program State: Arizona
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-3 LHI, AHS-5, AHS-6
Date Posted: 02/18/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the University of Arizona College of Family Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine worked to increase access to health services through their Mobile Health Program.

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
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Delta Rural Access Program

Program State: Alabama
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-1.1 LHI, AHS-3 LHI
Date Posted: 01/22/2015

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority worked to improve access to health services in rural communities.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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Community Referral Coordinator Program

Program State: Missouri
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-3 LHI, AHS-5, AHS-6
Date Posted: 02/20/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the St. Louis Integrated Health Network implemented the Community Referral Coordinator Program to improve access to primary care.

Organization Type: Educational Institution
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Kentucky Homeplace

Program State: Kentucky
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): C-16 LHI
Date Posted: 08/20/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Kentucky Homeplace developed a colorectal cancer component for their community health worker program to improve the health of rural Kentuckians.

Organization Type: Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization
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All Healthy Children Campaign

Program State: Texas
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-1.1 LHI
Date Posted: 01/24/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how The Children's Defense Fund-Texas made great strides in insuring children living in Texas.

Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
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South Side Healthcare Collaborative (SSHC)

Program State: Illinois
Topic Area(s): Access to Health Services
Objective(s): AHS-3 LHI
Date Posted: 01/26/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the University of Chicago Medical Center's Urban Health Initiative's South Side Healthcare Collaborative, a network of more than 30 community-based health centers, free clinics and local hospitals on the south side of Chicago, who partner to help residents make a long-term connection with a primary care physician.