Submit Your Stories From The Field

May 14, 2020 | Guest Author

Now that you have had had a chance to read more about the value of stories and tips for storytelling, complete the form to add your story to the website. You may want to download this document to write out your story ahead of time.

Story Details

Create a short headline title that will grab the reader’s attention.
Provide a brief statement about your program, initiative, or activity that will draw readers in to learn more. Describe the project in your own words and include the most important points of your story. Consider answering the question, "Why is this story relevant to others working in your field?” (Word Limit: 55)
Describe the problem your program, initiative, or activity was designed to address. What population was affected by the problem? (Word Limit: 200)
Describe how your program, initiative, or activity aimed to address the problem. Make sure your response answers the following questions: (1) What was the program, initiative, or activity? (2) Who (i.e. local health department, local and national partners) was involved in developing, supporting, or leading the program, initiative, or activity? (3) Where (i.e. city or county, state) did the program, initiative, or activity take place? (4) When did the health department address the problem? Mention any laws or regulations that affected the implementation of the program, initiative, or activity. (Word Limit: 200)
What were the outcomes of your program, initiative, or activity? Include short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes that resulted from your efforts. This may include anecdotes about people your program has helped, changes in behavior or health status, money saved, and number of people impacted. If your program, initiative, or activity did not produce the results you expected, describe why. (Word Limit: 200)
Share any lessons learned from this project. Explain why you think the program, initiative, or activity succeeded. Describe what could have been improved. What insights can you share to help others who encounter similar challenges you faced? Is this story an example of a program, initiative, or activity that can be replicated? (Word Limit: 200)
Would you like to include a logo or an image to go with your story?
Is there a website, online report, or video that people can access if they would like to learn more? Please share a link.

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About Guest Author

NACCHO periodically invites guest authors to write first-person accounts of their work in public health. To submit your own story for consideration, please visit our form.

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