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 24, 2014
- The Big Cities Health Coalition, a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, is a forum for 20 leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies to protect the health and safety of the 46 million people they serve.
- Denver Public Health is waging a prescription drug abuse outreach and awareness campaign [PDF 251KB] to educate residents; make the opioid antidote naloxone (Narcan) more accessible; and improve data collection by housing RADARS®, a national prescription drug surveillance system.
- The Boston Public Health Commission has trained more than 3,200 people to administer Narcan. Boston also has take-back kiosksfor unused or expired medication; several community outreach initiatives; and PAATHS (Providing Access to Addictions Treatment and Hope), a clearinghouse for information about addiction services.
September 18, 2014
- RESOLVE, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, convened a working group of governmental public health leaders to develop a framework for Foundational Capabilities and Foundational Areas, and they need your feedback on the first draft of this work!
- Development of a foundational capabilities and foundational areas framework builds on a 2012 Institute of Medicine report that recommended identifying a “minimum package of public health services” (recommendation 8), as well as efforts in Washington, Ohio, and other states to define such foundational capabilities and areas.
- Work to “cost out” the foundational capabilities and foundational areas framework is under way by Dr. Glen Mays, University of Kentucky, and a group of experts, with initial estimates coming late this fall.
September 10, 2014
- In June 2014, the Oregon Health Authority released its first annual report on the progress of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), showing that CCOs are delivering improved preventive and primary care at more sustainable costs.
- In this informative video, key leaders from the Oregon Health Authority discuss health system transformation efforts happening in Oregon.
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- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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