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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Using Field Research To Improve Disaster Response

In 2013, NACCHO awarded a Competitive Capacity Building Award to the Marin Medical Reserve Corps Foundation to explore...

Sep 17, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Investments in Preparedness Help Mitigate Sheboygan, WI Tuberculosis Outbreak

What happens when a scenic tourist destination faces a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak? Sheboygan, WI found out in the...

Sep 17, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness Offers Vital Public Health Preparedness Training Opportunity

Every now and then an opportunity comes along that seems too good to be true. Usually they are. That’s what I thought...

Aug 28, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Urban Farming: The New Design of Social Sustainability

In 2012, six community-based farms in Cincinnati provided thousands of pounds of fresh produce to residents in...

Aug 15, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Fit and Fall Proof

Having trouble getting in and out of a car because the legs are feeling weak? Having trouble carrying groceries...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan


Its 7:30 a.m. and I have about 15 minutes to get out the door or I am going to be late for my morning meeting. This...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Ottawa County Health Department Beach Health Campaign

Public Health officials are concerned with water recreational illnesses to keep our communities healthy and safe....

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Social Determinants of Health

Operation Safe Kids

Michelle is an Operation Safe Kids (OSK) cCourt participant. She was almost 18 years of age when she came into the...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Better Balance in Broome with Fall Prevention Programs

(BINGHAMTON, NY) – During National Public Health Week the Broome County Health Department is putting the emphasis on...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Arm Floats

Recently I was talking with a community group about injury prevention and ways they could incorporate lessons and safe...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

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