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Clinical Support for Public Health

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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March 10, 2014

February 19, 2014

  • The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene produces City Health Information to bring timely, evidence-based clinical guidance to healthcare providers on primary care topics of importance to public health.
  • On its Stories from the Field website, the National Association of County & City Health Officials invites local health departments to share stories illustrating public health successes, innovations, and challenges.

February 3, 2014

Partnerships between public health and health care can be powerful.

  • The Salina-Saline County Health Department in Kansas is integrating public health and primary care to improve birth outcomes [PDF 349KB].
  • Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, has taken an innovative approach to integrating public health and health care: using a shared space [PDF 333KB] to provide seamless care and save money.
  • Montana’s health department partnered with a community hospital to provide a diabetes prevention program [PDF 343KB] onsite and via video conferencing, helping participants lose weight while also reducing the state’s health costs.

June 13, 2013

  • Georgia SHAPE, a network of collaborative partnerships from business, government, education, philanthropy, and health care, is encouraging 30 minutes of additional physical activity in all Georgia elementary schools.
  • Public health officials and healthcare providers can contribute success stories to a new multi-organizational effort highlighting successful examples of primary care and public health integration.

April 5, 2013

South Carolina Medicaid is helping providers and recipients of health care by improving service options to access long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), such as IUDs and implants. This is likely to reduce the number of repeat teen and unintended births.

  • Providers are now able to receive Medicaid reimbursement for inserting an IUD or contraceptive implant in the hospital after a woman has given birth or prior to discharge.
  • More information can be found in the South Carolina Medicaid Bulletin, “Long Acting Birth Control Device Provided in a Hospital Setting.”

February 22, 2012

December 14, 2011