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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

Download Family Health Tracker App Government - Federal

Take action to improve and maintain your familys health by accessing customized prevention information and tips for each member of your family. myfamily from healthfinder.gov lets you manage your family's health priorities, create personal health alerts, keep track of past medical check-ups and vaccinations. ... | Read More

Help Reduce Health Disparities Government - non-federal

This policy brief outlines how five of CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health projects in U.S. communities in South Carolina, Massachusetts, California, Oklahoma and New York are working to eliminate disparities, how their success is translating into results and how policymakers can work to support and expand such programs in their states and communities. The brief also outlines 10 evidence-based policies for preventing diseases: 1) Promote healthy eating. 2) Get people moving. 3) Discourage smoking. 4) Encourage prevention coverage. 5) Promote health screenings. 6) Protect kids' smiles. 7) Require childhood immunizations. 8) Encourage immunizations for adults. 9) Make chlamydia screenings routine. 10) Promote routine HIV testing. ... | Read More

Increase Immunization Requirements Professional Association

The Community Preventative Services Task Force recommends increasing requirements for immunizations as a way to increase coverage. Requiring immunizations in order to attend schools, child care, and colleges is an effective way to increase immunization coverage in the population. ... | Read More

Increase Immunizations with Incentives Government - Federal

The Community Preventative Services Task Force recommends certain incentives to increase the immunization coverage in children, adolescents and adults. These findings are based upon a systematic review of the literature. ... | Read More

Increase Targeted Immunization Coverage Government - Federal

The Community Preventative Services Task Force recommends interventions for increasing immunization coverage that include specific combinations of intervention strategies. ... | Read More

Participate in WIC Program Government - Federal

Nutrition is an important part of prenatal health. WIC is a successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention program that is associated with improved birth outcomes, including reduced infant mortality, reduced low birth weight rates, increased duration of pregnancy and increased use of early prenatal care. ... | Read More

Protect Adults, Get Vaccinated Advocacy Association

Vaccines are not just for children, and although most people received many important vaccines as infants and children, there are other vaccines that are important to get as adults to continue to protect from illness. Some vaccines grow less effective over time and adults may need boosters to be fully protected. In addition, as adults age and their immune systems weaken, they become more susceptible to deadly infections, such as pneumonia or even the flu. Vaccines can help keep adults healthy long into old age. The Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition (CAIC) is a statewide coalition that seeks to promote vaccinating adults against preventable, life-threatening diseases like influenza and pneumonia. The CAIC Coalition includes state and local public health agencies, a variety of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, members of the business community and concerned citizens who recognize that immunization is an important part of staying healthy for children as well as adults. This group seeks to educate the public on the importance of adult vaccination and serve as a resource for information on how to access local immunization services. The group's website provides information on recommended vaccines, vaccine clinic locations, and immunization education materials for providers. The group conducts mobile vaccine clinics in order to promote vaccination of members of a community or business. CAIC is a great resource for patients and providers as well as public health professionals interested in ideas to improve vaccination rates in their state. ... | Read More

Protect Adults, Get Vaccinated Advocacy Association

Vaccines are not just for children, and although most people received many important vaccines as infants and children, there are other vaccines that are important to get as adults to continue to protect from illness. Some vaccines grow less effective over time and adults may need boosters to be fully protected. In addition, as adults age and their immune systems weaken, they become more susceptible to deadly infections, such as pneumonia or even the flu. Vaccines can help keep adults healthy long into old age. The Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition (CAIC) is a statewide coalition that seeks to promote vaccinating adults against preventable, life-threatening diseases like influenza and pneumonia. The CAIC Coalition includes state and local public health agencies, a variety of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, members of the business community and concerned citizens who recognize that immunization is an important part of staying healthy for children as well as adults. This group seeks to educate the public on the importance of adult vaccination and serve as a resource for information on how to access local immunization services. The group's website provides information on recommended vaccines, vaccine clinic locations, and immunization education materials for providers. The group conducts mobile vaccine clinics in order to promote vaccination of members of a community or business. CAIC is a great resource for patients and providers as well as public health professionals interested in ideas to improve vaccination rates in their state. ... | Read More

Protect Adults, Get Vaccinated Advocacy Association

Vaccines are not just for children, and although most people received many important vaccines as infants and children, there are other vaccines that are important to get as adults to continue to protect from illness. Some vaccines grow less effective over time and adults may need boosters to be fully protected. In addition, as adults age and their immune systems weaken, they become more susceptible to deadly infections, such as pneumonia or even the flu. Vaccines can help keep adults healthy long into old age. The Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition (CAIC) is a statewide coalition that seeks to promote vaccinating adults against preventable, life-threatening diseases like influenza and pneumonia. The CAIC Coalition includes state and local public health agencies, a variety of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, members of the business community and concerned citizens who recognize that immunization is an important part of staying healthy for children as well as adults. This group seeks to educate the public on the importance of adult vaccination and serve as a resource for information on how to access local immunization services. The group's website provides information on recommended vaccines, vaccine clinic locations, and immunization education materials for providers. The group conducts mobile vaccine clinics in order to promote vaccination of members of a community or business. CAIC is a great resource for patients and providers as well as public health professionals interested in ideas to improve vaccination rates in their state. ... | 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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