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Add Healthy Heart Program to Classroom Advocacy Association

Implement activities into lesson plans that teach children how to maintain a healthy heart. Teaching children about choices from a young age may prevent chronic disease in the future. ... | Read More

Bring Health Care to Low-Income Areas University

The 11th Street Family Health Services Center is a nurse managed clinic of Drexel University that serves Philadelphia's 11th Street Corridor - an area that encompasses several public housing tracts and suffers from limited access to affordable, quality health care services. The Center is centrally located within one of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's residential sites and has an Advisory Board comprised of neighborhood residents to ensure that the clinic is addressing the needs of the community. The clinic focuses on primary and preventive care and has recently added a Healthy Living Center, which provides programs to help patients reduce risk factors for diseases and to manage existing conditions. The Healthy Living Center programs include diabetes education, disease self-management programs, nutrition and cooking classes, exercise programs, and behavioral health groups. In addition, the Center serves as a training and education site for nurses and other health professionals in culturally competent, community-based care. The 11th Street Family Health Services Center is an excellent model of potential for partnerships between communities and medical institutions to improve the health and well-being of the community's most vulnerable residents. ... | Read More

Combat Obesity Among Children Advocacy Association

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, a national leader in pediatric health care, has launched a program called Strong4Life to address the growing number of children with diseases once seen only in adults-such as hypertension, liver and kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. The program is focused around four simple ideas to help families stay healthy - Eat Right, Be Active, Get Support and Have Fun. The program includes a campaign to increase awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic through billboards, ads and commercials throughout Atlanta as well as an interactive website. The online tool provides parents and families with more information on obesity and the related health risks, tips on how families can partner with their physician to improve a child's health through weight loss, and a variety of simple ideas and tips for parents on how to stop obesity in their own home. ... | Read More

Compile Your Family History Government - Federal

Recording the illnesses of your parents, grandparents, and other blood relatives can help your doctor predict disorders you may be at risk of developing and actions that may reduce your risk. The "My Family Health Portrait" is a web-based tool that helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to their family doctor. ... | 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 Diabetes Self-Management Program Website - other

It is important for people with diabetes to appropriately manage their disease. Project Dulce attempts to improve self management by offering health promotion classes to uninsured, underinsured and low income populations. This program educates participants on ways to successfully manage their diabetes in a 12 week class while also offering resources that will assist participants in health behavior changes. ... | 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

Create Walking Wellness Initiative Government - Federal

Broome County Steps Program has created an innovative walking program, BC Walks, to encourage people in rural areas to become more physically active to help control diabetes and obesity in the community. BC Walks has enrolled more than 80,000 participants in the last 4 years. In one year, the percentage of people in the community who walked for 30 minutes or more, 5 days a week, increased from 53% to 61%. ... | Read More

Detect Early Diabetes in Older Adults Advocacy Association

Most patients do not notice any symptoms in the early stages of diabetes, but untreated diabetes can lead to very severe consequences. The Medicare Diabetes Screening project is an effort to raise awareness about diabetes and diabetes testing among adults over 65. For anyone with pre-diabetes, Medicare will cover two free blood sugar tests every year or one free annual blood sugar test for anyone over the age of 65 with at least one of the following diabetes risk factors: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, family history of diabetes or a history of gestational diabetes or of giving birth to a baby weighing at least 9lbs. The MedicareDiabetes Screening Project provides free educational materials for diabetes as well as diabetes screening promotional information. ... | Read More

Discourage Sugar-sweetened Beverages Use Published literature

This study modeled the impact of adding a penny per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. They found that the tax would reduce consumption of these beverages by 15 percent among adults ages 25-64. Over the period 2010-20, the tax was estimated to prevent 2.4 million diabetes person-years, 95,000 coronary heart events, 8,000 strokes, and 26,000 premature deaths, while avoiding more than $17 billion in medical costs. In addition to generating approximately $13 billion in annual tax revenue, a modest tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could reduce the adverse health and cost burdens of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. ... | 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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