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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Cross-Collaboration between Preparedness and Case Management Programs

The challenge in many communities, including in the city of Lawrence and Douglas County, is to create a culture of...

Feb 28, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

Partnering with Community Organizations to Create Resilient Communities

Partnering with trusted community-serving organizations to relay critical information to non-English speaking...

Feb 28, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

Taking on the Challenge of Engaging Local Planning Partners in Point of Dispensing Training

Objective 2 of the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), Medical Countermeasures (MCM) and Non-Pharmaceutical...

Feb 27, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

Disaster Preparedness in Boston Through a Train-the-Trainer Model

Boston, MA is a vibrant community of over 600,000 people representing diverse populations including Chinese,...

Feb 06, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

Mancelona, Michigan Improves Adolescent Health & Academics with Successful Collaborative Care Model

Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action to Create a 21st Century Public Health Infrastructure is a recent and welcome model...

Dec 19, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling in the Arkansas Delta

Nationally, women in rural areas are less likely to breastfeed than those in urban areas. In rural, underserved...

Dec 06, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

Reaching Teen Moms with Breastfeeding Education & Support

Historically, breastfeeding rates among teens are lower than other subsets of women in the U.S. The decision to...

Nov 17, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

Could PPHR be used as a Prerequisite for PHAB?

Fairfax County is a densely populated, 407 square mile region located just outside of Washington, DC. The County...

Nov 03, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Public Health Emergency Program Targets Diverse Communities via Change Agents

In 2014 the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) in the Maui District Health Office, HI received a...

Aug 29, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

Expanding a Peer Education Program that Works to Target Marijuana Use: Youth for Truth

Every year the Kittitas County Public Health Department distributes "In Your Classroom" datasheets to school district...

Aug 26, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

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