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].
November 12, 2013
- The New York State Department of Health’s Cancer Services Program launched the Main Streets Go Blue campaign to raise awareness about the importance of regular colorectal cancer screening [PDF - 453KB].
- In 2011 and 2012, the campaign [PDF - 268KB] recruited more than 850 businesses and partner organizations, distributed 404 fecal blood tests, and referred 85 clients for colonoscopy.
March 6, 2013
- Memphis, Tennessee—The Shelby County health department’s efforts to save babies helped reduce the county’s high infant mortality rate by more than one third during 2003-2011.
- The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures for 2013 provides a concise summary of frequently used cancer statistics and information about major risk factors.
- Take the No Tanning pledge! The Melanoma Foundation of New England’s Your Skin Is IN program raises awareness among teens and young adults about the dangers of tanning outdoors and in tanning beds.
- A hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire, believed to have been started by a hospital technician, resulted in the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratory in Concord testing more than 4,000 blood samples in 5 months [PDF - 34KB].
March 21, 2012
- A Colon Cancer Test Saved My Life — Idaho's media campaign [PDF - 265KB]
- Nebraska's Stay in the Game campaign stars former Husker quarterback, Jerry Tagge, in television and radio ads to promote colorectal cancer screening.
- New Hampshire's Health Alert Network technology [PDF - 119KB] was used to remind providers that colorectal cancer can be prevented and detected early.
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- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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