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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  • 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

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  • Emergency Response
  • Hazards & Health Effects
  • Water Quality

Stories from the Field: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Emergency Preparedness

Stories from three LHDs that have prepared for and responded to complex water emergencies in their communities.

Mar 31, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • 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

  • Social Determinants of Health

Madera County Moves Upstream for Increased Impact

Live Well Madera County’s Community Health Improvement Plan goals will focus exclusively on upstream preventative...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

From Thailand to Yosemite: Journey Through Culture Shock

Visitors to Yosemite National Park might have seen her ⎯ a young woman working as a housekeeper at one of the hotels...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

Outdoor Smoke-free Policies Protect Food Industry Workers

Every weekday around noon, local residents, workers, high school students, and visitors to Mariposa County head to the...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • 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

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