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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April 28, 2014
- States like Michigan, Connecticut, Oregon, and Colorado are using cancer registry data to help identify thousands of people who could benefit from evidence-based genomic testing recommendations for hereditary breast, ovarian, colorectal, and other cancers.
- The Michigan Department of Community Health has worked with partners to extend health insurance coverage to more than 7 million people for genetic services consistent with US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations [PDF-195KB].
April 14, 2014
The Bronx Teen Connection program is placing trained health educators in South Bronx high schools to provide information and referrals to teen-friendly reproductive and sexual health services.
- The program is also using an app that helps New York City teens connect to sexual health clinics.
In 2012, as part of the Think Teen pregnancy prevention program, the Mobile County (Alabama) Health Department turned part of a pediatric clinic into a teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health clinic for adolescents only.
- The clinic increased hormonal contraception (pill, patch, ring, injectable) prescriptions to adolescent clients from 3.1% in 2012 to 12.8% in 2013.
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- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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