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Break Free from Smoking Advocacy Association

Freedom from Smoking is a program designed by the American Lung Association that has been helping adults who are ready to quit smoking since 1981. Most people know that smoking is bad for their health, so the program's main focus is on how to quit because participants often have their own reasons for wanting to quit. Freedom from smoking is a group clinic taught by an ALA trained facilitator that meets for eight sessions. They also offer a web-based program available 24 -7. Participants benefit from the support of their peers and the classes review the latest research on the variety nicotine replacement therapies, such as gums and patches, as well as other smoking cessation medications. Each clinic session uses well tested methods aimed at helping smokers gain control over their behavior. In addition to the clinic, ALA has a workbook-style Freedom from Smoking self-help manual that can provide additional reinforcement, motivation and information that might help smokers interested in quitting on their journey. To find local clinics, interested parties can call the ALA, and employers or community organizations can also arrange to host a clinic to promote the health of their staff or members. ... | Read More

Complete a Health Check & Action Plan Advocacy Association

Take this 5 minute health assessment offered from the American Cancer Society and receive a personalized action plan that you can take to your doctor. This action plan is a great way to initiate a conversation about your health with your doctor. ... | Read More

Create a Health Index for your State Website - other

MaineHealth created The Health Index Program to measure the progress in improving the health status of the people who reside in the 11 counties of the MaineHealth service area. The Index tracks progress on six key priorities that are linked to community health status:tobacco use, obesity, childhood immunizations, preventable hospitalizations, cancer deaths, and cardiovascular deaths. The Health Index has become a strategic framework for developing and evaluating the impact of initiatives across the system, including targeted activities such as colorectal cancer screenings for low income patients as well as cost cutting initiatives, such as implementation of electronic medical records that produce accurate immunization reports. ... | Read More

Create a Smokefree Workplace Policy Advocacy Association

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Businesses can benefit by understanding the serious impact of tobacco in the workplace and by implementing programs and policies to support a healthier workforce. Healthier workers are more productive workers, and it is clear that non-smokers are healthier workers. ... | Read More

Create Breastfeeding Support Programs Government - Federal

To increase the prevalence of breastfeeding the Surgeon General recommends creating organizations that teach fathers and grandmothers about the importance of breastfeeding so that they can help provide a support for mothers interested in breastfeeding. ... | Read More

Create National Breastfeeding Campaign Government - Federal

Several prominent health professional organizations recommend that women provide their infant solely with breast milk for the first 6 months and continue to breastfeed for the first year. To increase the prevalence of breastfeeding the Surgeon General recommends creating a national campaign using social marketing that educates on the importance of breastfeeding. ... | Read More

Encourage Breastfeeding Government - Federal

Several prominent health professional organizations recommend that women provide their infant solely with breast milk until they are 6 months and continue to breastfeed for the first year. To increase the prevalence of breastfeeding the Surgeon General recommends: -teaching women how important breastfeeding is for both mother and child's health. -Providing training on proper technique to breastfeed child to all health care professionals who interact with mothers to be so that they can in turn properly train the new mother. -Encouraging women to solely breastfeed for first 6 months, but to continue for the child's first year. ... | Read More

Encourage Physical Activity in Employees Advocacy Association

American Cancer Society's Active for Life is a workplace physical activity program. They offer a 10-week on-line program that uses individual and group strategies to help employees become more physically active. ... | Read More

Find Cancer in the Earliest Stages Website - other

The Cancer Institute at the Washington Hospital Center has created a novel approach to cancer prevention, the Cancer Preventorium. The Preventorium is completely dedicated to combating cancer through prevention and early detection and treatment. This innovative clinic is aimed at healthy, symptom-free patients, especially lower income and Latino patients who often have less access to preventive services. The clinic provides patients with an assessment of personal cancer risk, cancer prevention education, and appropriate screening tests at low cost, based on Medicare rates. To help guide them through the process, each patient is paired with a program navigator who helps with appointments and referrals, reminders, and transitions between facilities. The Preventorium model was created with the understanding that prevention efforts can only work if the public at large understands the importance of prevention and buys into the program. With this in mind, the Preventorium also sponsors a far-reaching outreach program including radio and television shows, prevention websites, and regular columns in print media all focused on cancer education, prevention, and healthy lifestyle changes. ... | Read More

Find Cancer in the Earliest Stages Website - other

The Cancer Institute at the Washington Hospital Center has created a novel approach to cancer prevention, the Cancer Preventorium. The Preventorium is completely dedicated to combating cancer through prevention and early detection and treatment. This innovative clinic is aimed at healthy, symptom-free patients, especially lower income and Latino patients who often have less access to preventive services. The clinic provides patients with an assessment of personal cancer risk, cancer prevention education, and appropriate screening tests at low cost, based on Medicare rates. To help guide them through the process, each patient is paired with a program navigator who helps with appointments and referrals, reminders, and transitions between facilities. The Preventorium model was created with the understanding that prevention efforts can only work if the public at large understands the importance of prevention and buys into the program. With this in mind, the Preventorium also sponsors a far-reaching outreach program including radio and television shows, prevention websites, and regular columns in print media all focused on cancer education, prevention, and healthy lifestyle changes. ... | Read More

SUCCESS STORIES

People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.

Healthy Minnesota 2020

State seal of MinesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health has dynamically utilized America’s Health Rankings to build successful partnerships and action plans to improve health outcomes in their state.

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Live Well STL

Mary Jo Condon updates the progress of the Live Well STL initiative.  With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Now in its fourth year, the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative was launched in 2009-10 with the two-fold aim of: 1) Engaging MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, and its partners to use health data to inform needs and opportunities to improve the health of the nearly 1.0 million people in the 11 counties served by the MaineHealth system, and 2) Monitor improvements made in health status over time
 

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