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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Reaching Teen Moms with Breastfeeding Education & Support

Historically, breastfeeding rates among teens are lower than other subsets of women in the U.S. The decision to...

Nov 17, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

Could PPHR be used as a Prerequisite for PHAB?

Fairfax County is a densely populated, 407 square mile region located just outside of Washington, DC. The County...

Nov 03, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Public Health Emergency Program Targets Diverse Communities via Change Agents

In 2014 the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) in the Maui District Health Office, HI received a...

Aug 29, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

Expanding a Peer Education Program that Works to Target Marijuana Use: Youth for Truth

Every year the Kittitas County Public Health Department distributes "In Your Classroom" datasheets to school district...

Aug 26, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Helping Seniors Standing Strong

The 65-years and older population is falling and in some cases, not getting back up. Falls among older adults account...

Aug 05, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

Seattle-King County Health Department Leads in Transformation

This blog draws from NACCHO’s 2015 site visit to Seattle-King County Health Department as well as Janna Wilson’s...

Aug 03, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Managing Chronic Conditions in Stone County, MO

Stone County Health Department wanted to help their community take charge of their chronic disease conditions, but they...

Aug 03, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Understanding Health Literacy to Improve Service Delivery

Health literacy is one of the best predictors of health status. It affects an individual’s ability to seek appropriate...

Aug 01, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Investing in Community Health through Youth Engagement: The Public Health Action Curriculum for Teens

Diabetes and heart disease are increasing in New Mexico. According to New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System,...

Aug 01, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Connect Columbus: Assessing Infrastructure to Improve Health & Equity

Do you live in a car-centric city? Do some residents lack access to an automobile and face a distinct disadvantage when...

Jul 12, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

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