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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  • Vector Control

Mosquito Invasion Leads to Innovation

By Dr. Peter Jiang, Entomologist, Gainesville Mosquito Control Gainesville, FL is known as “The Swamp” not...

Feb 25, 2020 | Guest Author

  • Leadership
  • Performance Improvement
  • President's Corner

Public Health Transformational Leader Reena Chudgar Shares Advice on How to Develop and Successfully Implement Innovative Ideas

Reena Chudgar, MPH, is Director of Innovation at the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI). Reena...

Feb 19, 2020 | George Roberts

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  • Vector Control

Story from the Field: A River Runs Through It

By John Townsend, Vector Control Division Manager and James Will, Vector Control Managing Supervisor, Maricopa County...

Feb 12, 2020 | Guest Author

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Reflections from STD Engage 2019: Proud to Be a Work-in-Progress

As we have done for the last several years, NACCHO provided several full scholarships for local health department...

Feb 04, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Water Quality

EPA’s Annual Water Fest Engages Community, Celebrates Groundwater Research

By Dr. Randall Ross, Director, Groundwater Technical Support Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S....

Jan 27, 2020 | Guest Author

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Reflections from STD Engage 2019: Finding Community, Celebrating Impact

As we have done for the last several years, NACCHO provided several full scholarships for local health department...

Jan 21, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner
  • Social Determinants of Health

Leader and Health Director, Melissa Lyon Discusses Important Partner Characteristics and Shares Her Hopes for Public Health Leadership

Melissa C. Lyon, MPH, leads Pennsylvania’s Erie County Department of Health as Public Health Director. While earning...

Jan 09, 2020 | George Roberts

  • Art & Creativity
  • Health in All Policies
  • Parks

Creative Placemaking: Using Arts and Parks to Improve Community Health

By Kevin Cevasco, MBA, NACCHO Intern The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with NACCHO, is identifying ways...

Dec 10, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Epidemiology
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Infectious Disease

Cross-training for Epidemiology Surge Capacity: Lessons and Tools from Delaware General Health District

Whether monitoring travelers for Ebola, managing a large-scale foodborne outbreak, investigating environmental...

Dec 02, 2019 | Christina Baum

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  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Workforce Development

Embracing Healthy Work in Boone County

Boone County Health Department (BCHD) has been leading an interdisciplinary team to embark on a mission to gain a...

Nov 20, 2019 | Andrea Grenadier

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