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Consider the Impact of Crime on Health Website - other

The Criminal Justice Degree Hub developed an infographic, The Criminal States of America, that conveniently displays categorical crime data for each state. See how each state ranks with respect to various crime rates. ... | Read More

Ensure the Future of Every Child Advocacy Association

Learn more about the six priorities listed below that our nation has the ability to solve to ensure the future of every child. 1. End child poverty; 2. Guarantee every child and pregnant woman comprehensive health and mental health coverage and services; 3. Protect every child from abuse and neglect and connect them to caring permanent families; 4. Provide high quality early childhood care and development programs for all children; 5. Ensure every child can read at grade level by fourth grade and guarantee quality education through high school graduation; and 6. Stop the criminalization of children at increasingly younger ages and invest in prevention and early intervention. ... | Read More

Reduce Crime by Greening Vacant Land Published literature

Greening of vacant urban land has been shown to decrease rates of certain crimes and improve the communities reported health. ... | Read More

Stop the Prescription Drug Epidemic Advocacy Association

This publication summarizes injuries related to prescription drug abuse, and efforts to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States. It also provides regional "report cards" and suggestions based on a public health approach. ... | Read More


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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