Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
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February 19, 2015
- New Orleans residents are breathing easier since a new historic ordinance was passed to implement a citywide smoking ban in all public places and workplaces, including bars and casinos.
- A new report [PDF–9.2MB] shows that Vermont leads the nation in dental healthcare access and has the nation’s lowest percentage of residents living in underserved areas.
- To improve the health of an underserved area of Appalachian Kentucky, the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) health initiative was created to link partners with community members.
December 7, 2011
- 72% of respondents from a Massachusetts consumer study of HIV-infected individuals reported a low or undetectable HIV viral load — nearly three times more than the nationally reported rate.
- Nearly 115,000 HIV tests were conducted and 73% of new HIV-positive persons have been linked to care since NYC launched the Brooklyn Knows initiative in 2010.
- Since October 2011, more than 5,000 people have been screened for HIV in southeast Washington, DC while they waited for services at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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