The What’s Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Success Stories Database assists Chronic Disease Units with educating policymakers and peers on evidence-based and innovative programs they have implemented to reduce the burden of chronic disease in their communities.
Within Success Stories are Case Studies, initiatives underway in states that have not yet been evaluated as successful but may be of use in other situations.
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As of 2019, approximately 12.8% of Delawareans age 18 and older, more than 98,700 adults, reported they had been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. Only 11.8% of Delaware’s population that had not been diagnosed with diabetes, more than 75,000 residents, reported being diagnosed with prediabetes. Based on national data, 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, which puts them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but 90 percent of them do not ...September 29th, 2021
According to the Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 24% of adults reported having high blood pressure in 2017. Of those, approximately 76% reported that they were taking medications prescribed to reduce their blood pressure. Similarly, in 2015, about one in four adults reported they were not taking their blood pressure medication according to doctor’s orders. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) has been shown to be effective for improving medication adherence, lower...September 29th, 2021
According to the State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America 2017, West Virginia has the second highest rate of obesity in the nation. Since most full-time working adults spend time at work, effective workplace programs and policies can help reduce obesity and improve chronic disease outcomes. West Virginia small employers need resources and programs that will support worker's healthy diets and regular physical activity while at work. A healthy diet combined with physical ...May 18th, 2021
A CDC study indicates the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes increased about 1.8 % each year between 2002 and 2012. Diabetes must be managed on a daily basis, which can be challenging for children. Children with diabetes often feel alone and have a hard time dealing with diabetes. Many children with diabetes are not self-sufficient in managing their disease. This may limit their participation in many childhood activities.May 18th, 2021
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and disability in Wisconsin. Approximately 1.3 million adults in Wisconsin have hypertension and less than half of them have their blood pressure under control. Medication helps people control their blood pressure yet only two in five persons in Wisconsin take their hypertension medications as prescribed. Team-based care that includes pharmacists specializing in medication therapy management as integral...May 18th, 2021
By September 29, 2020, NACDD will increase the availability of and participation in arthritis appropriate evidence-based interventions (AAEBIs) through the implementation of an effective intervention, dissemination, and delivery model. The anticipated outcomes of these efforts include sustained delivery of AAEBIs and increased reach of individuals with AAEBIs.October 5th, 2020
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's health statistics office estimates that healthcare professionals have diagnosed 30% of Pennsylvanians and more than 1 in 4 Philadelphians with arthritis.1 Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions have a broad and lasting impact including physical limitations and poor mental health. Arthritis also has a significant financial impact on both the individual and their employer. Osteoarthritis causes higher direct medical and indirect costs for employers. ...August 30th, 2020
Approximately 127 million Americans live with a musculoskeletal condition. These conditions have an associated cost of treatment, care and lost wages totaling more than $213 billion annually.1 Narrowing to arthritis specifically, this chronic disease affects one in four Americans and causes significant disability.2 Similarly, more than one in four adults in Montana, 27%, have arthritis.3 Of Montanans with arthritis, half have activity limitations and nearly...July 23rd, 2020