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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Health Ethics & Law
  • Performance Improvement
  • Policy

Lawyer Up to Level Up: Engaging Legal Counsel to Bolster Public Health

Public health attorneys offer a balanced approach to public health law by crafting policies that are defensible,...

Jul 13, 2022 | Kellie Hall, MSOD, Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr., Daniel Pagan

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  • COVID-19
  • Community Health
  • Performance Improvement
  • Success Story

Story from the Field: An Exploratory Initiative for Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes

Long-term care facilities and nursing homes are facing challenging times. Between being short-staffed, COVID mitigation...

Dec 30, 2021 | Emma Allen

  • Climate Change

Tracking Climate Health Impacts through Regional Partnerships

Story from Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington Counties (Oregon).

Dec 08, 2021 | Anu Varma

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change

Machine Learning Approach to Project Heat-related Disease Burden

Story from the field from Harris County Public Health, Texas.

Dec 08, 2021 | Anu Varma

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  • Climate Change

Stories from the Field: A Successful Pilot Program Between Public Health and An Area Public Library

Find success stories of climate health adaptations occurring in a local health department near you.

Dec 08, 2021 | Anu Varma

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Story from the Field: Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Emergency Operations Plan Update

Addressing the vulnerability of juvenile justice facilities during public health emergencies in Allegheny County,...

Oct 27, 2021 | Alix Ware

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  • Community Health
  • Water Quality

Story from the Field: Large Increase in Private Water Well Nitrate Levels

Central Region Groundwater Protection Committee provided funded the nitrate test screenings.

Oct 21, 2021 | Sarah Brubaker

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Assessing Vaccine Hesitant Populations in Minnesota

Local health department (LHD) immunization programs have been working hard to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available to...

Aug 20, 2021 | Amy Frandsen

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Health in All Policies
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Success Story

Lead Hazard Control: HiAP + Lead Collaborative Grantees Work Toward Enhanced Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

In 2021, NACCHO and NCHH worked with teams in Boston, Cleveland, and Milwaukee and developed Stories from the Field...

May 28, 2021 | Angana Roy

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  • Water Quality

Stories from the Field: Aquatic Health & Safety Pilot Program

Strengthening Pool Codes and Use of the Model Aquatic Health Code in Local Jurisdictions.

Apr 01, 2021 | Anu Varma

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