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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Adolescent Sexual Health Successes in Denver

Since 2004, Denver has seen a 59% decline in teen births. Many factors contributed to this decline, with two playing a...

Jun 05, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Where Did All of this Chlamydia Come From?!

Lincoln County, Oregon is seeing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in younger and younger patients. In response,...

May 11, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Building Strong and Resilient Communities through Trauma-Informed Care

According to recent data, up to 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event...

Mar 09, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Creating a Community Resilience Officer Position

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has a long history of responding to emergencies including hurricanes, infectious...

Mar 09, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

Designing a Preparedness Program for People with Access and Functional Needs

The first objective of the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) focuses on building community resilience through...

Feb 28, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

The Public Health Reserve Corps: Building Community Resilience through Every Day Actions

Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), like many local health jurisdictions, has been working for years to...

Feb 28, 2017 | Taylarr Lopez

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

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