Field Notes

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Field Notes is a monthly feature from CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support that spotlights success and innovation in state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies. We hope Field Notes will inspire similar accomplishments and foster connections throughout the public health community.

MAINE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Maine reduced the blood lead level that triggers home lead inspections, resulting in removal of more lead hazards and reduced lead levels in children.

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CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Chicago works with community organizations and philanthropy on a citywide initiative addressing social determinants of health and institutionalizing a Health in All Policies approach.

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SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

South Carolina created a partnership with academia, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities to improve use of antibiotics and prevent antimicrobial resistance.

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RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Rhode Island braided funding from multiple sources to improve health in communities with high injury or illness rates and achieved measurable impact.

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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Alabama joins with local health officials, outdoor recreation advocates, an insurance company, and other partners to boost physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.

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HAVE A STORY? Does your health department have an example of success or innovation you’d like to share? Contact us at CSTLTSFeedback@cdc.gov to submit your idea, and it might be featured in a future Field Note.

Page last reviewed: July 23, 2019