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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  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Taking Steps Together towards a Healthier Community

In 2014, Woodford County (KY) Health Department won the National Association of City and County Health Officials’...

Jul 01, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Community Engagement
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Social Determinants of Health

Cuyahoga County Collaborates with Local Business to Promote Healthy Habits

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) was looking for new ways to engage the community when a local grocery store...

Jun 24, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

The Shift Toward a Collaborative, Coordinated Health Assessment

Many of Maricopa County’s hospitals and health centers have joined forces with Maricopa County Department of Public...

Jun 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Social Determinants of Health

Changing the Food Landscape to Improve Nutrition in El Paso

Mac n’ cheese, hamburgers, corndogs—these are staple foods one could find on kiddie menus at restaurants in El Paso...

Jun 20, 2016 | Lindsay Tiffany

  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Social Determinants of Health

Collaboration and Community Engagement Key to Saving Lives

With funding from NACCHO’s Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Challenge Award program, Eau Claire City-County Health Department...

Jun 15, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Boston Public Health Commission: A Story of Growth and Change

Author’s Note: At the time of this interview in summer 2015, Dr. Huy Nguyen served as interim executive director at...

Jun 14, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

Johnston County Public Health Department: “Everything Is Public Health”

Johnston County Health Department serves as the “physician for the community” for eleven towns and 168,878 residents...

May 24, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

Leading by Example in Georgia

Chronically underfunded, responsible for meeting a daunting range of community and resident needs, and beset by...

Mar 30, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Meeting People Where They’re At: Harm Reduction at the Red Door Clinic

At Hennepin County’s Public Health Clinic, the Red Door, harm reduction plays an important role in providing services....

Mar 29, 2016 | Guest Author

It’s All in the Brand: RiverStone Health, Montana

Local health departments seem to constantly find themselves in a state of transformation, adapting and responding to...

Mar 24, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

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