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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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

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Helping Seniors Standing Strong

The 65-years and older population is falling and in some cases, not getting back up. Falls among older adults account...

Aug 05, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

Seattle-King County Health Department Leads in Transformation

This blog draws from NACCHO’s 2015 site visit to Seattle-King County Health Department as well as Janna Wilson’s...

Aug 03, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Managing Chronic Conditions in Stone County, MO

Stone County Health Department wanted to help their community take charge of their chronic disease conditions, but they...

Aug 03, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Understanding Health Literacy to Improve Service Delivery

Health literacy is one of the best predictors of health status. It affects an individual’s ability to seek appropriate...

Aug 01, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Investing in Community Health through Youth Engagement: The Public Health Action Curriculum for Teens

Diabetes and heart disease are increasing in New Mexico. According to New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System,...

Aug 01, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Connect Columbus: Assessing Infrastructure to Improve Health & Equity

Do you live in a car-centric city? Do some residents lack access to an automobile and face a distinct disadvantage when...

Jul 12, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Naloxone Training Saves Lives: Addressing Heroin Overdoses in Portage County, Ohio

Deaths caused by heroin overdoses are on the rise in Portage County, OH. Since 2011, data from the coroner’s office...

Jul 07, 2016 | Guest Author

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Filling the Treatment Gap: Florida Keys School Health Initiative

The Florida Keys comprise 120 linear miles from Key West to Key Largo. Access to care is a frequent and predominant...

Jul 05, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

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