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Public Health – Seattle & King County monitored key economic, social, and health effects of community mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19.See This Story
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community conducted a health assessment to address climate change impacts on first foods, incorporating local knowledge and tribal values within the scientific research process.See This Story
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ syringe services program aims to decrease the spread of bloodborne infections while helping people who inject drugs access treatment for substance use disorder.See This Story
Strengthening family bonds through shared meals can increase children’s sense of connectedness and protect them from various risk factors, such as substance abuse and depression. A Kentucky project is taking a unique approach to promote connectedness at the dinner table and bring family members together.See This Story
In response to a novel “superbug” discovered at a long-term acute-care hospital, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County responded rapidly to contain the outbreak and create tools for future use.See This Story
Through its FluSafe recognition program, Minnesota is helping hospitals and nursing homes boost employee flu vaccination rates, promoting safety for patients and healthcare workers.See This Story
New York City’s novel “Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions” program has a double benefit—providing SNAP recipients with the means to buy heart-healthy fruits and vegetables and a great incentive to fill their high blood pressure prescriptions.See This Story
Salt Lake County recognized that its most at-risk population was also the least likely to seek medical attention, so the health department developed mobile immunization teams to bring the hepatitis A vaccine to them.See This Story
Maine reduced the blood lead level that triggers home lead inspections, resulting in removal of more lead hazards and reduced lead levels in children.See This Story
Chicago works with community organizations and philanthropy on a citywide initiative addressing social determinants of health and institutionalizing a Health in All Policies approach.See This Story
South Carolina created a partnership with academia, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities to improve use of antibiotics and prevent antimicrobial resistance.See This Story
Alabama joins with local health officials, outdoor recreation advocates, an insurance company, and other partners to boost physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.See This Story
Disclaimer: Field Notes is designed to spotlight success and innovation in state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health agencies. It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) effort to highlight what is happening on the front lines of public health. The information in Field Notes is provided by STLT agencies external to CDC. Provision of this information is for informational purposes and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement, recommendation, and/or represent the views of CDC.