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.

  • Social Determinants of Health

Changing the Food Landscape to Improve Nutrition in El Paso

Mac n’ cheese, hamburgers, corndogs—these are staple foods one could find on kiddie menus at restaurants in El Paso...

Jun 20, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Collaboration and Community Engagement Key to Saving Lives

With funding from NACCHO’s Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Challenge Award program, Eau Claire City-County Health Department...

Jun 15, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Meeting People Where They’re At: Harm Reduction at the Red Door Clinic

At Hennepin County’s Public Health Clinic, the Red Door, harm reduction plays an important role in providing services....

Mar 29, 2016 | Guest Author

  • Social Determinants of Health

McLean County Health Department Rewards Healthy Behavior at Pop-Up Events

A summer program launched by the McLean County Health Department unites education and promotion in a unique way has...

Jun 09, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Building Trust for Public Health Surveillance

From 2009 to 2014, seven cases of neonatal herpes emerged in Rockland County, New York. The cases occurred in the local...

Mar 17, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Social Determinants of Health

Central Virginia Health District Leverages Faith-Based Partnerships during Public Health Crisis

In June 2012, the Lynchburg, VA area was struck by a derecho, an intense windstorm, with gusts that reached up to 80...

Feb 27, 2015 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Social Determinants of Health

City of Champions Give Babies a Future

In 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the City of Champions captured the title "most livable city in America" for the...

Jan 16, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

Always Buckle Up Children in the Backseat

The Madison County Health Department promotes the Always Buckle up Children in the Backseat program through education.

Oct 18, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Social Determinants of Health

Alex’s Story

For Alex’s parents, rural Ohio seemed like the perfect location to raise a family. In its rolling hills and vast...

Oct 18, 2013 | Guest Author

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Social Determinants of Health

Operation Safe Kids

Michelle is an Operation Safe Kids (OSK) cCourt participant. She was almost 18 years of age when she came into the...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

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