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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Use our map to view stories from a state or territory of your choosing.
Or, see the complete list of stories below.

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

    Alaska Targets Gonorrhea Infection Rates through EPT
    Alaska implemented expedited partner therapy to reduce gonococcal infection rates.

    Oklahoma Every Week Counts Collaborative
    Since the Oklahoma Every Week Counts Collaborative initiated their voluntary “hard stop” effort, the state has seen a 77 percent reduction in the rate of non-medically indicated inductions and scheduled cesareans prior to 39 weeks.

    The Perfect Storm
    Accreditation provides an impetus for Kansas Department of Health and Environment to complete the National Public Health Performance Standards.

    Nevada Infants-at-Work
    Having babies in the workplace is a low-cost and highly effective way to create a more positive and productive atmosphere, improve morale among employees, and lower employer healthcare costs.

    West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
    The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership is a model project that works to improve the statewide perinatal system by identifying problems associated with poor birth outcomes.

    West Virginia Universal Maternal Risk Screening
    By implementing a universal maternal risk screening, West Virginia is able to identify the most common infant mortality risk factors and address these issues through public policy and practice changes.

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