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.

Questions? Contact info@chronicdisease.org.

Want to submit a success story? Download a template for drafting or submit online via the submission form.

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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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Transportation Shouldn’t be a Roadblock — Communiride, LLC

Every day, 14 Tennessee women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Failure to detect breast cancer in the early phase has resulted in Tennessee experiencing the 12th highest breast cancer mortality rate in the US during 2011 and 2015. Although white women are diagnosed at higher rates, black women carry a higher mortality rate, especially in the Memphis/Shelby County zip codes. Access to early detection of breast cancer, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, is critical to increase the...

February 25th, 2020
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A Partnership to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities in Allegheny County

The PA Department of Health and the Allegheny County Breast Cooperative aimed to reduce breast cancer disparities Allegheny County by increasing community demand for screenings, removing barriers to services, and establishing community support.  The goals for the first 6 months of the program were to:...

January 13th, 2020
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Increasing Enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes is serious, controllable and preventable. Diabetes is among Alaska’s leading causes of death and disease. It can increase the likelihood of heart disease and stroke. It can lead to significant disability, including blindness, amputations, and kidney failure. During 2016 in Alaska, diabetes contributed to the need for services in 70,487 hospital visits.

November 1st, 2019
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Veggie Script Incentive Encourages Walk With Ease Participant Retention

Arthritis is a major public health problem in the United States.  It affects over 54 million American adults and will increase to 78 million by 2040.  The condition limits 24 million people from performing their daily tasks.

Texas has a 21.5% age-adjusted prevalence of arthritis.  While that is the in lowest quartile of all states, the efforts of the project being highlighted in this success story are specifically working in an underserved area of south Dallas, which

October 15th, 2019
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Integrative Partnership Targets WWE Participants Via the WISEWOMAN Program

Arthritis is a major public health problem in the United States.  It affects over 54 million American adults and will increase to 78 million by 2040.  The condition limits 24 million people from performing their daily tasks.
Nearly 30 percent of people aged 45-64 have reported ever having arthritis and women have a higher age-adjusted prevalence of arthritis than men...

September 16th, 2019
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Putting Public Health Into Practice – A Partnership

Alaska attributes nearly 700 deaths annually to smoking related diseases. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in Alaska. Each year tobacco causes more deaths than suicide, motor vehicle crashes, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, homicide and HIV/AIDS combined. More than half tobacco users surveyed reported they wanted to quit. Providers are overburdened in a clinical setting and want evidence based resources to refer their patients.

September 16th, 2019
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Health Coaches Enhance Participants’ Walk With Ease Experience

Arthritis is a major public health problem in the United States. It affects over 54 million American adults and will increase to 78 million by 2040. The condition limits 24 million people from performing their daily tasks. Specific to Iowa, the state had an age-adjusted arthritis prevalence of 23.1% in 2016.

September 16th, 2019
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New York State Uses GIS and Maps to Expand Diabetes Prevention Programs

Staff from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) attended Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training offered through the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Children's Environmental Health Initiative at Rice University..

August 20th, 2019
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NACDD Is Helping 51 Walkability Teams from 31 States to “Step It Up”

When the US Surgeon General released a Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities in 2015, a national focus was born, urging all of us to do our part in supporting active and walkable community design and environments...

August 15th, 2019
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