What's Working In Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Success Stories DatabaseThe 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.

This newly redesigned and redeveloped database offers simple submission and browsing by program areas and funding sources.

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Delaware Boosts Diabetes Prevention Referrals Using EHR and Academic Detail

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
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Minnesota Uses GIS to Increase Availability of MTM for Medicaid Recipients

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
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WV KISRA Promotes Workplace Wellness to Prevent Chronic Diseases

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
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Teaching Children to Have Fun and Manage Diabetes at WV Camp Kno-Koma

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
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Wisconsin Pharmacists Provide Medication Therapy Management Services

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
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Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges to Deliver Walk With Ease

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
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Integrating Walk With Ease into a Benefits Structure: A Model for Employers

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
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Montana Dept. of Public Health Expands Successful Worksite Walking Program

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
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Alaska Develops Video to Share How Partners Use Youth Survey Results

Alaska youth face health and behavior challenges that increase their chances of death, disability and social problems. Behaviors linked to death, disability and social problems include a lack of physical activity and good nutrition; tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; safety concerns; violence and bullying; suicide; sexual behaviors; and poor connections with peers, adults, and the community. Alaska’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors health risk behaviors among youth so the Alaska..

March 23rd, 2020
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The Collaborative Effort

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in the United States. Although advances in treatment have helped many women live longer healthier lives after a diagnosis, detecting breast cancer at early stages is imperative for long-term survival...

February 25th, 2020
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