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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vector Control

Zika Visits South Florida, A Public Health Response

The Environmental Health Director and staff performed a vector control assessment using the Environmental Public Health...

Apr 18, 2018 | Taylarr Lopez

Cook County Health Department Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

Since September 2017, over 6,800 residents in suburban Cook County, Illinois can breathe easier in their smoke-free...

Mar 22, 2018 | Taylarr Lopez

Dakota County Public Health Builds on Breastfeeding Program to Create Rapid-Referral System

Dakota County Public Health Department (DCPHD) in Minnesota, a 2017 NACCHO Model Practice awardee, built upon their...

Mar 13, 2018 | Andrea Grenadier

Integrating breastfeeding peer support into the hospital setting for improved continuity of care

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County- WIC program (DOH-Broward WIC) was a grantee of NACCHO’s...

Feb 20, 2018 | Andrea Grenadier

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