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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January 25, 2012
- Diabetes talking circles, recognized by the U.S. Indian Health Service as a best practice, allow participants to express feelings, receive support, and strengthen traditional ties while gaining understanding of the prevention, treatment, and control of type 2 diabetes.
- The Chickasaw Nation Get Fresh!/Oklahoma State University Eagle Adventure program, grounded in stories to reinforce traditional ways of health through plays, food, traditional language, and dance, was selected by USDA as a SNAP-Ed Wave 1 Demonstration Project.
- The Coyote and the Turtle's Dream novel, developed for middle schoolers, builds on the storytelling traditions of the original Eagle Books children series containing stories about growing strong and preventing type 2 diabetes.
January 18, 2012
- Approximately 1 out of 11 alcohol radio ads in 75 local markets aired on programs with disproportionately large youth audiences in 2009.
- The New Mexico Department of Health provided data that informed the state's decision to change liquor regulations to help reduce alcohol service to underage youth and intoxicated patrons.
- The Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the Ingham Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — consisting of government, private, educational, and religious organizations — to help reduce alcohol service to underage youth and intoxicated patrons at fairs and festivals.
January 12, 2012
- Minors in New York state will no longer be allowed to purchase hookahs, water pipes, and shisha.
- New laws for minors have been implemented to increase teen driver safety in North Dakota, including a ban on cell phone use while driving.
- California legislation protecting student athletes, and supported by partners including local professional sports teams such as the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and San Francisco 49ers, requires that students suspected of having a concussion are removed from play and evaluated by a health care professional before returning to play.
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