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Find stories highlighting how communities across the country are implementing Healthy People 2020—or share your own! Stories featured here have been submitted by communities (“Story from the Field”) or developed as part of the Healthy People 2020 Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? series. Learn more about the Leading Health Indicators.

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Latin Mother and Daughter Closeup on Playground
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Green Cleaning Workshops
Program State: OR
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at an Oregon organization that works to empower a Latino community with the skills to protect their environment and improve the health of their children.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: California Tobacco Control Program
Program State: CA
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1, TU-2, TU-11
Date Posted: 11/21/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the California Tobacco Control Program implemented tobacco control policies throughout the state, resulting in decreased tobacco use and reduced secondhand smoke exposure.
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Home Healthcare Worker and an Elderly Man
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Door-to-Door Program
Program State: MD
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Maryland program that brought healthcare access to low-income, socially isolated Latinos through direct community engagement.
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Family Having Picnic in the Park
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Lead Poisoning Low Literacy Training Program
Program State: RI
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Rhode Island organization working to increase awareness about childhood lead poisoning.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: All Healthy Children Campaign
Program State: TX
Objective(s): AHS-1.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 1/24/2013
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: ClearWay Minnesota
Program State: MN
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-11
Date Posted: 12/19/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how ClearWay Minnesota collaborated with others, including the Minnesota Department of Health, to pass legislation that banned smoking in public places.
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Cartoon Person with Thought Bubble
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: LGBT Health Outcomes Planning Project
Program State: CO
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment created an actionable plan to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS)
Program State: MO
Objective(s): MHMD-1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 4/26/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS) Coalition for Mental Health helped schools in North St. Louis County, Missouri implement the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program, a program to prevent suicide among adolescents.
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Woman and Baby in Grocery Store
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Starting Well/Comenzando Bien
Program State: UT
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Utah organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to help Latina women improve their health.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Community Healthcare Network
Program State: NY
Topic Area(s): HIV
Objective(s): HIV-13View Leading Health Indicators, HIV-14
Date Posted: 6/20/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Community Healthcare Network integrated HIV testing and counseling into routine medical care for underserved populations in New York City.
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Older Hmong Woman
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Elderly Outreach Program
Program State: WI
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Wisconsin organization that addressed health-related quality of life and well-being of Hmong elders.
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Asthmatic Child Using an Inhaler
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Asthma Series
Program State: NY
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a New York organization that effectively used technology and media to discuss childhood asthma.
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A Happy Baby Looks at Her Mother
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Support Breastfeeding and Child Care Centers
Program State: LA
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Louisiana organization that worked with childcare centers to increase the rates of breastfeeding in New Orleans.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: First Things First (FTF) - Kansas City, Kansas School District
Program State: KS
Objective(s): AH-5.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 9/20/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Kansas City, Kansas School District implemented a comprehensive school reform initiative, First Things First (FTF), to combat low graduation rates and to improve academic performance.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: I-Smile Dental Home Initiative
Program State: IA
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 1/23/2014
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Iowa Department of Public Health and their partners worked to improve access to oral health care across the state.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name: Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
Program State: MD
Objective(s): IVP-29View Leading Health Indicators, IVP-30, IVP-31
Date Posted: 11/01/2013
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait™
Program State: KY
Objective(s): MICH-9.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 3/29/2012
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name: Healthy Heart, Healthy Family
Program State: HI
Objective(s): HDS-12View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 7/26/2012
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.
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Community Garden
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Human Rights and Health Collective
Program State: CA
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a California organization that addressed health conditions related to housing and food security among low-income residents.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name: Rapid Response Notification System
Program State: AZ
Topic Area(s): Environmental Health
Objective(s): EH-1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 12/17/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Maricopa County's Rapid Response Notification System improved air quality through community partnerships.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: Maryland Office of Oral Health
Program State: MD
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 8/20/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Maryland Office of Oral Health worked with partners to convene a Dental Action Committee (DAC) to improve the oral health of Maryland's children.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name: Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Texas
Program State: TX
Objective(s): NWS-15.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 5/29/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Texas program improved health behavior among children through the promotion of physical activity and healthy food choices.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: SEAL! Michigan School-Based Dental Sealant Program
Program State: MI
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-1, OH-2, OH-12
Date Posted: 2/19/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Michigan Department of Community Health addressed adolescent tooth decay through school-based dental sealant programs.
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A Mom Helps Her Baby Daughter Take First Steps
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Autism Spectrum Quotient Screening Access
Program State: MN
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at how the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation engaged the Somali immigrant community to provide increased access to early childhood developmental screenings.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: Driving While Intoxicated Prevention Campaign
Program State: NM
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-14.3View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 4/18/2013
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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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name: The Bronx Knows
Program State: NY
Topic Area(s): HIV
Objective(s): HIV-13View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 6/21/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and partners implemented The Bronx Knows to to raise awareness for HIV testing, make HIV testing more accessible, promote testing as a routine part of medical care, and improve linkage of people diagnosed with HIV to appropriate medical care.
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Two Young Indian Brothers Sitting
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Domestic Violence Prevention among Refugees
Program State: TX
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Public/Private Partnership
Program Name: Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Program State: OH
Objective(s): MICH-9.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 7/18/2013
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name: Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP)
Program State: OR
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Objective(s): TU-1.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 11/20/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program addressed tobacco by using a statewide tobacco control program.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Philadelphia LandCare Program
Program State: PA
Objective(s): IVP-29View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 2/22/2012
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the relationship between vacant, overgrown lots and neighborhood crime in Philadelphia.
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The Facts of 5-2-1-0 Brochure Cover
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Let's Move! Rockbridge
Program State: VA
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Virginia organization that addressed community health by developing partnerships with local businesses, physicians, and schools to promote healthy behaviors in their community.
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Teenage Girls and Boy Running on a Stadium Field
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Salem Healthy Kids 2012
Program State: MA
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Public/Private Partnership
Program Name: Youth Engagement & Action for Health (YEAH!)
Program State: CA
Objective(s): NWS-10.4View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 3/21/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative worked to reduce childhood obesity by creating healthy environments for all children and families through advocacy, education, and policy development efforts.
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African American Mother and Son
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Community Baby Showers for Safe Sleep
Program State: KS
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a Kansas organization working to reduce infant mortality and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name: Communities That Care (CTC) - Tooele, UT
Program State: UT
Topic Area(s): Substance Abuse
Objective(s): SA-13.1View Leading Health Indicators
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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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Nonprofit Community-Based Organization
Program Name: Community Referral Coordinator Program
Program State: MO
Objective(s): AHS-3View Leading Health Indicators, AHS-5, AHS-6
Date Posted: 2/20/2014
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name: Title X Family Planning Program
Program State: DC
Topic Area(s): Family Planning
Objective(s): FP-1, FP-6, FP-7.1View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 3/20/2014
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Hospital or Health Center
Program Name: South Side Healthcare Collaborative (SSHC)
Program State: IL
Objective(s): AHS-3View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 1/26/2012
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.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name: Kentucky Homeplace
Program State: KY
Objective(s): C-16View Leading Health Indicators
Date Posted: 8/20/2013
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.
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Caring Woman Counseling a Teen Girl
Organization Type: Educational Institution
Program Name: Peers Helping Peers: Innovations in Tobacco Dependence Education and Intervention
Program State: NJ
Topic Area(s): Tobacco Use
Date Posted: 3/29/2013
In this story from the field, we take a look at a New Jersey project that encouraged individuals to address high rates of smoking at mental health agencies.
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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Organization Type: Tribal Entity
Program Name: Empowering Our Spirits
Program State: AZ
Objective(s): MHMD-1View Leading Health Indicators, MHMD-2
Date Posted: 5/23/2013
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at the Empowering Our Spirits Initiative, a program developed by the White Mountain Apache Tribe to reduce Apache youth suicidal behavior.
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