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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December 14, 2011
- To support breastfeeding, Rhode Island is the first state to eliminate free infant formula distribution in all birthing hospitals.
- 53 Michigan hospitals have agreed to voluntarily share healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data with the state health department for improving statewide surveillance and prevention of HAIs.
- Ohio's Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a coalition of healthcare, private, government, and public health professionals, have joined together to improve the state's model of healthcare delivery.
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.
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