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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  • Social Determinants of Health

Creating Community Capacity in Public Housing Through Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Million Hearts®

This Million Hearts® demonstration project utilizes community health workers to create a culture of health within the...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Community Health Assessment & Tribal Health

Navajo County is in the process of capturing an equitable assessment of our community’s health needs. To assist us in...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Social Determinants of Health

Building Community Resilience: Fighting the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has spread rapidly and uncontrollably through our country and our community. Research consistently...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Influenza

NACCHO’s Employee Wellness and Flu Vaccination Initiative

Annually, public health officials prepare for the upcoming influenza (flu) season and emphasize the importance of...

Sep 26, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

  • 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

Lake County General Health District: Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

Smoke-free multi-unit housing benefits residents and property owners. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Jul 17, 2018 | Taylarr Lopez

A Multifaceted Approach to West Nile Virus Control

Since the introduction of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Stamford Connecticut area, WNV-positive mosquitoes have been...

Jul 13, 2018 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Vector Control

Special Revenue Funds – Winning the Vector War!

How can a local health department respond to an onslaught of vector control (mosquito and rat) complaints? Easy,...

Jun 27, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Infectious Disease

How’s My District Doing? Communicating Local Immunization Data to Colorado Legislators

Using newly-available data on nearly one million children in Colorado, the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition...

Jun 20, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Infectious Disease

NIC 2018: Uncovering Strategies to Increase Vaccination Coverage

Minnesota is home to a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population and the state’s local public health...

Jun 18, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

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