The Practical PlaybookSM is proud to feature integration stories from across the country. Many of these stories highlight successful primary care and public health partnerships, while others spotlight broader partnerships contributing to population health improvement. Our diverse collection of stories can be used to inspire your integration efforts in your community, whether you're in the early stages of working together or attempting to measure your impact. We will continue to enhance information about these stories as each partnership evolves and as we continue to refine our knowledge regarding successful integration efforts.

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The Maryland Million Hearts Initiative is part of a national campaign to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The statewide initiative is a partnership between the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and local communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and private-sector businesses. Since... Read More
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Colorado Healthy Heart Solutions improves cardiovascular health by controlling major modifiable risk factors. Colorado Prevention Center and Denver Health Community Voices work with local public health agencies, community clinics and hospitals to place community health workers in underserved communities. Since its launch, Colorado... Read More
Keep On Track provides blood pressure monitoring equipment and training to community organizations in New York City. Operated by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and church health ministry volunteers, the project allows community members to keep track of their blood pressure data through a web-based application... Read More
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Health Extension Rural Offices (HEROs) links community priority health needs with resources from the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center to achieve measurable improvement in health status. The initiative is co-led by the New Mexico State University and the Department of Health. The program has seen a reduction in the number... Read More
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The San Diego Healthy Weight Collaborative helps reduce obesity within the Chula Vista Elementary School District. The collaborative is one of ten teams selected by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop a systems approach to address childhood... Read More