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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Responding to the Elk River Chemical Spill

The Jan. 9, 2014 Elk River, West Virginia chemical spill has been one of the most challenging U.S. environmental health...

May 12, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

Lancaster County: From Injury to Prevention

This NACCHO Stories From the Field Video explores the Safe Kids Program in Lincoln/Lancaster County, NE and the...

Mar 13, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

Life in the EOC during the Red River Flood of 2009

The last two weeks of the spring of 2009 in Fargo proved to be one for the record books. The winter of 2008-09 had...

Feb 12, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

City of Champions Give Babies a Future

In 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the City of Champions captured the title "most livable city in America" for the...

Jan 16, 2014 | Guest Author

Public Health Nurses Go Wild after Catching MCH Fever!

Passionate about Public Health? Think Women and Children are OUR Future? Have BIG IDEAS on how to make a difference but...

Jan 06, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

Policy change: Everything is allowed, (except what is prohibited).

We wanted to initiate a policy change at the local level to address infrastructure gaps for Denver Public Health (DPH)....

Dec 19, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Healthy Options in Rural Oregon Food Deserts

The Marion County Health Department in Oregon's Willamette Valley is working to improve the health of rural communities...

Dec 02, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Hurricane Katrina: Using Incident Command for Public Health

In 2005, in the aftermath of Katrina, the unprecedented extent of the destruction made response efforts even more...

Nov 12, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Social Determinants of Health

Syndromic Surveillance: The Boston Experience

Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts with a diverse population of over 600,000 that doubles during workdays....

Nov 07, 2013 | Guest Author

Workforce Challenges in Public Health Preparedness

Its mid-February in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Pete Baril, the emergency preparedness coordinator for the Western...

Nov 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

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