Practice ReportsIdentifying and Chronicling Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Achievements With “Success Stories”Lockamy-Kassim, Elise MSPH; Friedberg, Jared MA; Newby, Christina MPH; Lecours, Carolina MPH; Credle, Kimball MPH; Leonard, Monica MPH, REHSAuthor Information Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Health Tracking Branch, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (Mss Lockamy-Kassim, Newby, Lecours, and CDR Leonard and Mr Credle); and Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, Orlando, Florida (Mr Friedberg). Correspondence: Elise Lockamy-Kassim, MSPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop F-58, Atlanta, GA 30341 ([email protected]). The authors acknowledge the state and local health department programs and the dedicated staff who have provided information on program success stories.Human Participant Compliance Statement: This information was reviewed and deemed not human subjects research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (http://www.JPHMP.com). Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January/February 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue - p S111-S114 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000874 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Success stories showcase a public health program's progress toward achieving population health objectives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) develops “success stories” in partnership with state and local cooperative agreement recipients as one way to highlight lead poisoning prevention achievements. Success stories can be used to inform policy makers, stakeholders, and the general public. Over time, the process for collecting and developing CLPPP “successes” has evolved. Early efforts to collect success stories from funded recipients resulted in broad or unfocused reports that diminished the program's perceived impact. CDC's CLPPP revised the approach to success story development in order to better articulate the context, intervention or activity, and results related to programs' successes. The new approach results in stronger products ensuring that both CDC and program recipients can use the success stories to demonstrate achievement of key program objectives. We describe how success stories can be used to identify, chronicle, and mobilize public health program achievements using the example of lead poisoning prevention. Success stories allow programs to increase mission awareness, build stakeholder support, generate community interest, and collectively demonstrate progress toward meeting national program objectives. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.