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.

  • Chronic Disease
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Workforce Development

It Really Is All About Relationships

In business, you don’t sell the competitor’s product; you sell your product – you want to prosper. In the non-profit or...

Jul 17, 2018 | Guest Author

  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

El Paso County Public Health- Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

Residents of multi-unit housing are at a greater risk of being exposed to secondhand smoke. El Paso County Public...

Apr 18, 2018 | Guest Author

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Fighting STDs with Intention in St. Louis

Despite the efforts of local public health agencies, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and many other...

Nov 07, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

Mancelona, Michigan Improves Adolescent Health & Academics with Successful Collaborative Care Model

Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action to Create a 21st Century Public Health Infrastructure is a recent and welcome model...

Dec 19, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling in the Arkansas Delta

Nationally, women in rural areas are less likely to breastfeed than those in urban areas. In rural, underserved...

Dec 06, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Helping Seniors Standing Strong

The 65-years and older population is falling and in some cases, not getting back up. Falls among older adults account...

Aug 05, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Managing Chronic Conditions in Stone County, MO

Stone County Health Department wanted to help their community take charge of their chronic disease conditions, but they...

Aug 03, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Understanding Health Literacy to Improve Service Delivery

Health literacy is one of the best predictors of health status. It affects an individual’s ability to seek appropriate...

Aug 01, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Investing in Community Health through Youth Engagement: The Public Health Action Curriculum for Teens

Diabetes and heart disease are increasing in New Mexico. According to New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System,...

Aug 01, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Community Engagement
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Social Determinants of Health

Cuyahoga County Collaborates with Local Business to Promote Healthy Habits

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) was looking for new ways to engage the community when a local grocery store...

Jun 24, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

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