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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  • 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

  • Health in All Policies

Stories from the Field: Health in All Policies Approach to Lead Prevention

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Center for Healthy Housing,  the National...

Nov 05, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Health Equity & Social Justice

Dialogue with Indigent Communities: How the Voice of Public Health Makes an Impact that Matters

While finishing this blog post, two major earthquakes struck the very area that I am writing about.

Sep 16, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Infectious Disease

Controlling Mumps at Detention Facilities Using MMR Vaccine

Since September 2018, 898 mumps cases were reported among detainees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

Aug 29, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Social Determinants of Health

On the Front Lines of an Epidemic: Public Health Workforce Initiative Jumpstarts an Opioids Response Project

By Laura H. Franzke, PhD, MPH Population Health Workforce Branch, Division of Scientific Education and Professional...

Jan 09, 2019 | nacchovoice

  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Taking Action to Address Critical Gaps in Teen Immunization

Immunization data have revealed significant gaps in vaccination coverage among adolescents, especially those 16-to-18...

Oct 10, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

SDOH: The Game of Life

Education is the first step to understanding the social determinants of health and making on impact on health outcomes....

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

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