Stories from the Field
Local Government Agency
“Click it or Ticket” style Child Car Seat project
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.
Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
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.
Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES)
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.
State Government Agency
Best Practices, Falls Risk Reduction Project
In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Injury Prevention Program and the New Hampshire Falls Risk Reduction Task Force worked to decrease the risk and incidence of falls among adults aged 65 years and older.
Domestic Violence Prevention among Refugees
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Texas organization committed to working with refugee populations to address the diverse cross-cultural issues that arise in relocating to the United States.
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries)
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).
Philadelphia LandCare Program
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the relationship between vacant, overgrown lots and neighborhood crime in Philadelphia.
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
Sources of Strength
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.”