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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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Story from the Field: Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Emergency Operations Plan Update

Addressing the vulnerability of juvenile justice facilities during public health emergencies in Allegheny County,...

Oct 27, 2021 | Alix Ware

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  • Water Quality
  • Community Health

Story from the Field: Large Increase in Private Water Well Nitrate Levels

Central Region Groundwater Protection Committee provided funded the nitrate test screenings.

Oct 21, 2021 | Sarah Brubaker, Tazewell County Health Department

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Assessing Vaccine Hesitant Populations in Minnesota

Local health department (LHD) immunization programs have been working hard to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available to...

Aug 20, 2021 | Amy Frandsen

  • COVID-19
  • Access to Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Utilizing an Equity Lens to Test Maternal and Child Health Populations for COVID-19: A Case Study from Harris County Public Health

Harris County Public Health developed the COVID-19 Equity Testing Strategy to ensure equitable testing opportunities,...

Dec 22, 2020 | Adelaide Appiah

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  • Access to Care
  • Immunization

Drive-Through Flu Vaccination Clinics

Michigan's Genesee County Health Department provided five drive-through flu/immunization clinics this past fall to...

Dec 10, 2020 | Guest Author

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Breastfeeding

Using Triage Scores to Remove Barriers for Breastfeeding Parents

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health has been a longstanding lactation support provider in the community. Historically,...

Dec 04, 2020 | Betsy Kanz, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Social Determinants of Health

Story from the Field: Climate Change Health Crisis: Urban Heat, COVID, and Housing Insecurity in New Orleans

In 2020, the New Orleans Health Department partnered with climate technology platform ISeeChange on a pilot...

Nov 23, 2020 | Juliette Frazier

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Story From the Field: “SEX: We Get It” – A Local Sexual Health Campaign for Teens & Young Adults

This 'Story from the Field' discusses how Genesee County Health Department (MI) launched their “SEX: We Get It”...

Nov 10, 2020 | Shalesha Majors

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Stories From the Field: Using Social Media to Expand Self-Testing in Rural and Urban Communities

In May 2020, NACCHO conducted a brief survey to assess local health departments' (LHDs) HIV self-testing capacity and...

Aug 25, 2020 | Julia Zigman

  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Recommendations

Local Health Department Incentivizes the Reduction of Food Waste

Why would an environmental health division’s food safety regulatory program be interested in discounting license fees...

Aug 13, 2020 | Guest Author

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