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CDC supports state, territorial, and local agencies and tribal governments to help strengthen their capacity to improve child and adolescent health. Collectively,
the programs CDC supports are making a difference in the lives of our nation’s youth. The stories on this page illustrate the exemplary work conducted by CDC’s funded partners.


Learn more about creating your own success stories. Check
out this partner guidance document:
How to Develop a Success Story [pdf 1.4M].


Asthma

Key Partnerships Drive School Asthma Initiatives [pdf 177K]
(Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, 2010–2011)

Working to Achieve Asthma Control [pdf 44K]
(Los Angeles, California, 2009)

Evaluating Elementary School Asthma Program Yields Valuable Lessons [pdf 44K]
(Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009)

Creating an Asthma-Friendly School Environment [pdf 51K]
(Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 2008)

Creating Asthma-Friendly Schools: Lessons Learned for Managing Asthma and Decreasing Student Absenteeism [pdf 93K]
(Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007)

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Coordinated School Health

Building Healthier Schools to Cultivate Healthier Students [pdf 44K]
(Wisconsin, 2009)

Promoting School Health Achievement Through Partnership [pdf 43K]
(National Organizations, 2009)

Building from the Ground Up – Collaborating to Create Healthy Kids [pdf 44K]
(Mississippi, 2009)

Measuring the Impact of School Health Coordinators [pdf 43K]
(Maine, 2009)

Tennessee: Blazing the Trail Toward Statewide Coordinated School Health [pdf 40K]
(Tennessee, 2008)

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic: New Partnerships Underscore South Carolina’s Focus on Improving Youth Health [pdf 40K]
(South Carolina, 2008)

North Carolina’s School Health Leadership Assemblies: Building Support for Coordinated School Health Programs Among Local Superintendents and Health Directors [pdf 40K]
(North Carolina, 2008)

Expanding Coordinated School Health Programs Across Michigan and Indiana [pdf 45K]
(Michigan/Indiana, 2008)

California’s Investment in Training for School Leaders Yields Huge Benefits for Students [pdf 39K]
(California, 2008)

Interventions and Strategies to Improve Health and Increase Academic Performance Among Groups Experiencing Health Disparities [pdf 39K]
(Gadsden County, Florida, 2007)

Investing in School Staff Health: Protecting the Workforce of today to Nurture Our Youth for Tomorrow [pdf 38K]
(Directors of Health Promotion and Education, 2007)

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Evaluation

Evaluating Elementary School Asthma Program Yields Valuable Lessons [pdf 44K]
(Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009)

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Health Disparities

Montana Produced First-Ever YRBS Reports on American Indian Youth Risk Behaviors [pdf 244K]
(Montana, 2012)

Interventions and Strategies to Improve Health and Increase Academic Performance Among Groups Experiencing Health Disparities [pdf 39K]
(Gadsden County, Florida, 2007)

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Health Education

Reviving Health Education: Innovative Coalition Plays Key Role [pdf 171K]
(Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010–2011)

Strengthening Health Education Through State Graduation Requirements [pdf 146K]
(New Mexico, 2010–2011)

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HIV/STD/Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Screening Adolescents for STDs: Philadelphia's Innovative In-School Program [pdf 267K]
(Philadelphia, 2012)

Innovative Pilot Project Helps Reduce Chlamydia Rates Among Youth in Rural Florida County [pdf 579K]
(Florida, 2012)

Training Juvenile Justice Professionals to Deliver HIV Prevention to Incarcerated Youth [pdf 175K]
(Education, Training and Research (ETR) Associates, 2010–2011)

Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections in High Schools [pdf 156K]
(Chicago, Illinois, 2010–2011)

Raising the Bar for High-Quality Prevention Education [pdf 58K]
(Washington, 2009)

New York City: Bringing HIV/AIDS Prevention Education into the Spotlight [pdf 40K]
(New York City, New York, 2008)

Project BEAT—Collaborating to Address HIV Education and Attitudes in Teens [pdf 37K]
(Broward County, Florida, 2007)

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Nutrition

Stepping up to the Challenge to Change School Food Policies [pdf 170K]
(Michigan, 2010–2011)

Students Taking Charge to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity [pdf 131K]
(Kentucky, 2010–2011)

Using School Food Environment Policies to Promote Healthy Eating [pdf 162K]
(Connecticut, 2010–2011)

Building from the Ground Up – Collaborating to Create Healthy Kids [pdf 44K]
(Mississippi, 2009)

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic: New Partnerships Underscore South Carolina’s Focus on Improving Youth Health [pdf 41K]
(South Carolina, 2008)

Helping Rhode Island Students Thrive: Moving from State Law to Local Action [pdf 42K]
(Rhode Island, 2008)

NASBE Issue Brief: State Strategies to Support Local Wellness Policies [pdf 40K]
(National Association of State Boards of Education, 2008)

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Physical Activity/Education

Students Taking Charge to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity [pdf 131K]
(Kentucky, 2010–2011)

Strengthening Statewide Physical Education Standards to Promote Student Health [pdf 193K]
(Arizona, 2010-2011)

Stepping Up to Promote Healthy Students [pdf 43K]
(New York, 2009)

Building from the Ground Up – Collaborating to Create Healthy Kids [pdf 44K]
(Mississippi, 2009)

Expanding the Knowledge Base for Using Effective Physical Education Curricula [pdf 44K]
(Michigan, 2009)

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic: New Partnerships Underscore South Carolina’s Focus on Improving Youth Health [pdf 41K]
(South Carolina, 2008)

NASBE Issue Brief: State Strategies to Support Local Wellness Policies [pdf 40K]
(National Association of State Boards of Education, 2008)

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic: Collaborations to Improve the Health of Youth Through Physical Activity [pdf 38K]
(West Virginia, 2007)

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Sexuality Education

AMP! and Project U: Reaching Los Angeles Youth Through Innovative Arts and Social Media to Prevent HIV/AIDS [pdf 506K]
(Los Angeles, 2012)

Strengthening Colorado's Support for Sexual Health Education [pdf 387K]
(Colorado, 2012)

Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Increasing Condom Use Among Sexually Active Teens [pdf 148K]
(San Diego, California, 2010–2011)

Improving Sexuality Education Training to Better Equip Classroom Teachers [pdf 176K]
(Orange County, Florida, 2010–2011)

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Supportive School Environment

Advancing Safe Schools in San Diego [pdf 348K]
(San Diego, 2012)

Rhode Island Champions Safe Schools Through Anti-Bullying Mandate [pdf 317K]
(Rhode Island, 2012)

Allies Matter: Creating Safe School Environments for North Carolina's LGBT Youth [pdf 383K]
(North Carolina, 2012)

Michigan: Establishing Safe and Supportive School Environments [pdf 660K]
(Michigan, 2012)

Focusing Efforts on Youth Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS [pdf 18K]
(Los Angeles, California, 2010–2011)

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Tobacco

Joining Forces to Improve Tobacco Prevention Efforts [pdf 159K]
(West Virginia, 2010–2011)

Using Community Roundtables to Promote 100% Tobacco-free School Policies [pdf 148K]
(South Carolina, 2010–2011)

Making Tobacco-Free Schools a Reality in a Tobacco-Growing State [pdf 40K]
(North Carolina, 2009)

Massachusetts’ Mini-grants: Empowering Students to Inspire Peers to Stop Smoking [pdf 40K]
(Massachusetts, 2008)

Public Smoking Policies—Youth Can Make a Difference [pdf 36K]
(Pike County, Kentucky, 2007)

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Wellness

NASBE Issue Brief: State Strategies to Support Local Wellness Policies [pdf 40K]
(National Association of State Boards of Education, 2008)

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Success Story Booklets (PDFs, Multiple Years)


NOTE: Success stories, including background data and outcomes, reflect information as reported by participating programs. The stories are in PDF format and range in size from 35K — 200K.

 

 
 
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