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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How Hennepin County Consistently Maintains the Highest Level of Readiness

Hennepin County was established by the Territorial Legislature of Minnesota in 1852, six years before Minnesota became...

Jan 24, 2018 | Michelle Bahk

How We Got Comprehensive Sex Ed in Rural Kentucky

A few years ago, two high schoolers got pregnant in Lee County, KY. One of them didn’t know that birth control could...

Jan 03, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

emPOWERing Public Health: Fairfax County, Virginia

In 2016, Winter Storm Jonas threatened the East Coast with hazardous winter weather which threatened the health of...

Dec 15, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

emPOWERing Public Health: City of New Orleans

Addressing the needs of electricity-dependent community members can be challenging for any health department, a fact...

Dec 15, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

  • 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

emPOWERing Public Health: Broome County, New York

Addressing the needs of electricity-dependent community members can be challenging for any health department, a fact...

Nov 07, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

emPOWERing Public Health: Maricopa County, Arizona

Addressing the needs of electricity-dependent community members can be challenging for any health department. The...

Nov 07, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

Providing lactation services in 20 rural counties in KS

LAACT Action provides prenatal breastfeeding education and lactation consultations for mothers throughout 20 counties...

Oct 20, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Six Compelling Reasons to Include People with Disabilities at the Emergency Planning Table

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of public health. In a disaster, emergency preparedness becomes emergency...

Sep 28, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Fighting Rising STI Rates in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County (MD) is seeing a steady rise in sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates, primarily affecting...

Aug 25, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

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