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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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

DeKalb to Develop Healthier Families Program

The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is one of four parks and recreation departments...

Feb 20, 2018 | Andrea Grenadier

Monroe County- Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

When it comes to public health, community partnership is everything. Funding comes and goes, but the partnerships you...

Feb 12, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

An Inclusive Community Health Assessment Process

Community health needs assessments (CHA) allow community agencies and service providers to discuss issues. However,...

Feb 12, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

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

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