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All Because of You: Your Impact in Action

Thanks to our donors and partners, public health is stronger across the globe. When we look back on the year, we thank you for being right beside us—for making our work possible. You have helped us support the public health workforce in all 50 states, develop creative approaches to sharing critical health information, advance data sharing processes and much, much more. Learn more about the many people who are making an impact in our latest Report to Donors, All Because of You:

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    Mental Health Awareness Month: Supporting Families, Supporting Students

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as the school year winds down, it is important to check in with our kids about their emotional health and well-being and better understand how we can support them both at home and in school.

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    Harnessing the Power of Local Data through PLACES

    Public health data can tell many stories, painting a picture of community health by highlighting the number of community members who have high cholesterol or diabetes, the availability of green space and access to local grocery stores. But to tell the right stories, communities must be able to provide input into public health data and develop their own health narrative.

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    The Gilstrap Fellowship: Caring for Patients, Supporting Public Health

    Emergency response work is a lot like labor and delivery: situations rapidly change, and we adapt as best we can to help save lives. My diverse experiences in both clinical and public health settings have helped me develop a broad understanding of the crucial role that public health entities play in keeping parents and babies healthy in the United States.

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    Water and a Voice for Alabama's Rural Communities

    In west central Alabama, lack of water access is pervasive. “People say ‘My water has an odor. 'My water comes out with a color.’ After I take a bath, I smell like my water.’” Known as the “Black Belt” for its rich, clay-like soil, this region is also recognized as one of the most affected by limited access to water and sanitation.

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Improving Community Health Using Public Health Data

With insights from CDC and support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the CDC Foundation has developed data equity principles to create more equitable data planning and sharing processes.