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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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

Volunteer Efforts Continue Local Preparedness Education

Since 2004, the Orleans County Health Department (NY) has only had one emergency preparedness professional on staff due...

Nov 01, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

Always Buckle Up Children in the Backseat

The Madison County Health Department promotes the Always Buckle up Children in the Backseat program through education.

Oct 18, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Social Determinants of Health

Alex’s Story

For Alex’s parents, rural Ohio seemed like the perfect location to raise a family. In its rolling hills and vast...

Oct 18, 2013 | Guest Author

Safety Village Educates Children

In Cobb County, Georgia, Cobb and Douglas Public Health, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response created the...

Oct 02, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Partnerships Make California Exercise Possible

Do you think the various emergency response and public health officials in your community could work together well in...

Oct 02, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

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