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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September 28, 2011
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently released contraceptive guidelines based on the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use.
- Alabama's Title X-supported centers provided contraceptive care to 107,800 women statewide in 2008 ― 79% of whom had incomes at or below federal poverty level.
- NYC's Bronx Teen Connection is partnering with 39 community-based organizations, schools, and clinics to reach over 11,000 youth with evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and over 2,100 youth with enhanced clinical services.
September 21, 2011
- As a result of the Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation/Foods Project, vendor policies were changed to mandate that all Cherokee Nation concession stands sell only healthy or traditional foods.
- The Native Gardens Project of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reclaims cultural knowledge and traditions to promote health and help prevent type 2 diabetes.
- The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Traditional Foods and Wisdom program helped 86% of Alaska Native households in Wrangell gather, prepare, or store traditional foods to help them reconnect with their culture's healthy past.
September 14, 2011
- California's adult smoking rate has declined by nearly 50% since the state began the nation's longest-running tobacco control program in 1988.
- High school smoking in New York declined by more than 50% (27.1 to 12.6 percent) from 2000-2010.
- The University of Kentucky is one of over 500 U.S. college campuses that has enacted 100% smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.
September 8, 2011
- National public health accreditation launches next week.
- Over 23,000 St. Clair County residents joined the "Get Up & Go!" effort as part of the County's community health improvement process, which is required for accreditation.
- Elementary students who were physically inactive during recess decreased from 21% to 5% after quality improvement methods were applied in Martin County, FL.
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