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Access to Health Services

Interventions focused on increasing access to routine medical care and/or medical insurance.

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Cardiovascular Disease

Interventions focused on reducing the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease.

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Colorectal Cancer

Interventions focused on reducing the colorectal cancer mortality rate.

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Diabetes

Interventions focused on decreasing the percentage of adults with diabetes.

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Environmental Health

Interventions focused on reducing environmental hazards by monitoring pollution levels & human exposures and changing environmental standards & regulations.

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Infectious Disease and Foodborne Illness

Interventions focused on preventing and decreasing the occurrence, spread, and fatality of infectious disease and/or foodborne illnesses. This could be accomplished by increasing vaccination rates or decreasing violations in restaurants, for example.

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Injury and Violence

Interventions focused on reducing the number of intentional and unintentional injuries, including car accidents, homicides, suicides, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, school violence, and drug overdoses.

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Maternal and Infant Health

Interventions focused on increasing the well-being of mothers, infants, and children through preconception, pregnancy, and interconception care.

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Mental Health

Interventions aimed at diagnosing and treating mental health disorders. These interventions include mental health awareness.

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Oral Health

Interventions focused on increasing oral health by decreasing the prevalence of oral diseases and increasing the percentage of the population receiving regular dental care.

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Physical Activity and Nutrition

Interventions focused on encouraging regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, and healthy body weights.

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Most recent: Baltimore Healthy Stores Started 19 March 2015 by Amanda C

Sexually Transmitted Disease and Unintended Pregnancy

Interventions focused on reproductive and sexual health. Focuses may include unintended & adolescent pregnancies, STIs, and infertility.

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Social Determinants of Health

Interventions focused on obtaining better health outcomes by changing social and economic structures (by for example, increasing access to parks and education or decreasing discrimination in the workplace).

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Substance Abuse

Interventions focused on decreasing the use and abuse of mind- and behavior-altering substances, including both drugs and alcohol.

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Tobacco

Interventions focused on decreasing any form of tobacco use by preventing new users and helping current users quit.

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Most recent: Promoting Smoke Free Policies in Multi Unit Housing Started 19 March 2015 by Sue D

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