Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field provides a means for local health departments to share their experiences and demonstrate the value of public health.

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  • Social Determinants of Health

Changing the Food Landscape to Improve Nutrition in El Paso

Mac n’ cheese, hamburgers, corndogs—these are staple foods one could find on kiddie menus at restaurants in El Paso...

Jun 20, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Collaboration and Community Engagement Key to Saving Lives

With funding from NACCHO’s Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Challenge Award program, Eau Claire City-County Health Department...

Jun 15, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Boston Public Health Commission: A Story of Growth and Change

Author’s Note: At the time of this interview in summer 2015, Dr. Huy Nguyen served as interim executive director at...

Jun 14, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

Johnston County Public Health Department: “Everything Is Public Health”

Johnston County Health Department serves as the “physician for the community” for eleven towns and 168,878 residents...

May 24, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

Leading by Example in Georgia

Chronically underfunded, responsible for meeting a daunting range of community and resident needs, and beset by...

Mar 30, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Meeting People Where They’re At: Harm Reduction at the Red Door Clinic

At Hennepin County’s Public Health Clinic, the Red Door, harm reduction plays an important role in providing services....

Mar 29, 2016 | Guest Author

It’s All in the Brand: RiverStone Health, Montana

Local health departments seem to constantly find themselves in a state of transformation, adapting and responding to...

Mar 24, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

The Value of a Brand, Part 2

In the process of developing its brand, RiverStone Health considered what a clearly articulated brand means....

Mar 07, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Expanding Access to STD Testing Through a Walk-In Testing Program

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County developed the STD HIV/AIDS Intervention Program (SHIP) walk-in...

Mar 02, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

The Value of a Brand, Part 1

Ask most people what a brand is and you will get some variation of this answer: a brand is the name of a company or...

Feb 29, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

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