Have You Shared?

Stories in Public Health

ASTHO’s “Have You Shared” initiative systematically collects and disseminates stories that highlight promising and useful practices and implementation strategies developed by state and territorial health agencies. ASTHO created the Have You Shared campaign to solicit state stories and is working with our members to capture stories from across all ASTHO content areas.

Stories collected by the Have You Shared initiative are archived below, but are also shared through other parts of the ASTHO website as well as through the State Public Health Weekly, other ASTHO newsletters, communications with affiliate organizations and partners, and ASTHO meetings.

If your state has a project or program that may be of interest to other states, let us know! Complete this brief web form describing the story you would like to share, and an ASTHO staff member will follow up with you for more information.

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    North Carolina CHNA Case Study
    North Carolina Public Health/Hospital Collaborative members work to promote effective community collaboration.

    Georgia SHAPE Initiative
    The Georgia Student Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) initiative includes strategies for addressing obesity from birth through age 18 and involves statewide, coordinated efforts with targeted communication strategies and multiple partnerships with other state government agencies, private foundations, healthcare providers, professional athletic teams, and private companies.

    Prenatal Smoking Cessation in Oklahoma
    SoonerCare trained 48 prenatal care providers to effectively incorporate tobacco cessation into routine patient care, potentially resulting in long-term behavior changes among providers.

    West Virginia: Building a Statewide Plan for Physically Active Lifestyles
    The ActiveWV 2015: The WV Physical Activity Plan provides a strategic direction for physical activity promotion within the state and is expected to increase the physical activity levels of children and adults in West Virginia to meet or exceed the recommendations in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    Wisconsin SHINE
    The Wisconsin Screening Hearts in NEwborns (SHINE) Project was created to evaluate the costs and effectiveness of pulse oximetry (POX) screening for CCHD in newborns.

    North Dakota’s Oil Boom Results in Population Growth Across the State and Public Health Challenges
    North Dakota’s Oil Boom Results in Population Growth Across the State and Public Health Challenges HYS Have You Shared Infectious Disease Success Stories

    New Hampshire’s Reconciliation Process for Vaccine Accountability
    New Hampshire finds unique ways to meet the CDC Vaccines for Children Program's accountability standards and maintain high vaccination rates.

    Rhode Island’s Immunize for Life Program
    Rhode Island's multiple immunization and follow-up programs have ensured the state's high vaccination rates for vaccine-preventable diseases and influenza.

    North Carolina 17P Project
    The North Carolina 17P Project aims to reduce the risk of recurring preterm birth in the state by ensuring that all women who meet the clinical criteria for 17P have the ability to access the intervention.

    Challenges Reaching the Marshallese in Arkansas
    Arkansas works with partners and outreach workers to address Hansen's disease among its Marshallese population.

    Arkansas Takes Steps to Combat Tuberculosis
    By changing administrative rules on mandatory TB testing and implementing TB blood testing as well as a new latent TB regimen, Arkansas is better targeting its high-risk populations.

    Oregon’s Vaccine Safety Communications Campaign
    To curb the trend of rising religious exemption rates, the Oregon Immunization Program developed an extensive vaccine safety social marketing campaign.

    Minnesota’s White Earth Tribal Hepatitis C Intervention
    In response to clusters of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection near the White Earth Reservation, a coalition of tribal leaders, the Minnesota Department of Health, and other stakeholders was formed to increase screening rates.

    Foodborne Botulism in Alaska
    Alaska pre-positions botulinum antitoxin throughout the state to reduce morbidity and mortality from foodborne botulism, a unique example of how to plan ahead for an emergency situation at the state level.

    Colorado Shows Improvement in HAI Report
    An increasing number of Colorado health facilities are meeting or exceeding HAI national standards in 2012.

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