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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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

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

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

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

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

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