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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  • Community Engagement
  • Emergency Response
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Preparedness Month Profile: An Interview with Allison Wilson, Jefferson County Public Health

To celebrate Preparedness Month, NACCHO is highlighting Jefferson County Public Health's collaborations between...

Sep 27, 2022 | Elana Filipos, Gideon Amaniel

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  • Community Engagement
  • Community Resilience
  • Climate Change

City of Somerville Hosts Year-Round Preparedness Initiative

The City of Somerville's “Keep Cool Somerville” initiative works to improve community resilience to extreme heat.

Sep 26, 2022 | Beth Hess

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  • Community Engagement

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department Hosts Month of Preparedness Events

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department is hosting a series of classes for its community throughout September.

Sep 22, 2022 | Beth Hess

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  • Community Engagement

Tompkins County Health Department Brings Preparedness Resources to Community

The Tompkins County Health Department hosted a Preparedness Resource Fair to share preparedness tools and information...

Sep 20, 2022 | Beth Hess

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Success Story

Planning for Radiation Emergencies - How Austin Prepares

See how Austin Public Health (TX) is preparing for a radiation emergency.

Aug 29, 2022 | Beth Hess


2021 National Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak in Williamson County, TX Traced Back to Turtle Farm in Florida

The suspected source of the outbreak in Williamson County was a pair of pet turtles smaller than four inches.

Aug 08, 2022 | Guest Author

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Healthy Living & Prevention

Stories from the Field: Public Health – Seattle & King County's Breathe Better at Home

The Community Clean Air Ambassadors Program (CCAAP) is a capacity building program, co-developed by Public Health –...

Jul 28, 2022 | Khanh Ho

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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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How We Got Our Shot Together

Madison County Public Health Department in New York State held a health fair...

May 25, 2023 | Guest Author

How We Got Our Shot Together

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