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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

Improve Access to Dental Health Services Published literature

In response to a major failure in providing access to dental care, policy efforts in Maryland were able to institute reforms that ensure that low-income children are able to receive the oral health care that they need. ... | Read More

Increase Access to Drinking Water Advocacy Association

Children spend the majority of their time at school, so it is important that they have access and are encouraged to drink water. Increasing access to water in schools and improving the quality of water is a great alternative to providing children with sugar-sweetened drinks. ... | Read More

Increase Access to Drinking Water Advocacy Association

Children spend the majority of their time at school, so it is important that they have access and are encouraged to drink water. Increasing access to water in schools and improving the quality of water is a great alternative to providing children with sugar-sweetened drinks. ... | Read More

Increase Dental Care for Children Published literature

Access to Baby and Child Dentristy (ABCD) program in Washington state improves access to dental care for Medicaid-eligible children from birth to five years of age. Although the Medicaid program requires every state to provide preventive dental services for Medicaid-eligible children, only about one in five Medicaid-eligible children in the US receive any preventive dental services by age 20. The ABCD Program has doubled the number of young Medicaid children in Washington who are receiving dental care. ... | Read More

Promote Improved Oral Health Advocacy Association

This policy brief includes information on what state legislators need to know about oral health and what they can do to improve oral health. The brief discusses how to demonstrate leadership on oral health issues, how to make oral health care more accessible, how to support science-based programs known to prevent oral diseases, how to create a strong state oral health program, and how to work to reduce inequities and focus on high-risk populations. ... | 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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