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
- South Dakota’s three largest health systems [PDF 376KB] have put stewardship programs in place to prevent antibiotics from being overprescribed; all have at least one measure to track antibiotic prescribing and progress.
- To rally hospital engagement, Georgia developed a recognition program [PDF 420KB] to honor hospitals that meet state goals for reducing antibiotic overprescription.
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
- After enrolling in Maryland P3 (Patients, Pharmacists, Partnerships) Program, participants had better blood glucose and blood pressure control, were more likely to get recommended services, and had lower overall costs.
- Through the Asheville Project, employees with diabetes who teamed up with their community pharmacists experienced improved blood glucose control, lower total healthcare costs, and fewer sick days.
- In the first six months of the Operation Heart program, student pharmacists conducted 601 community events where they screened more than 63,000 individuals for cardiovascular disease risk factors.
December 14, 2011
- To support breastfeeding, Rhode Island is the first state to eliminate free infant formula distribution in all birthing hospitals.
- 53 Michigan hospitals have agreed to voluntarily share healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data with the state health department for improving statewide surveillance and prevention of HAIs.
- Ohio's Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a coalition of healthcare, private, government, and public health professionals, have joined together to improve the state's model of healthcare delivery.
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- Page last updated: March 10, 2014
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