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

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner
  • Social Determinants of Health

Leader and Health Director, Melissa Lyon Discusses Important Partner Characteristics and Shares Her Hopes for Public Health Leadership

Melissa C. Lyon, MPH, leads Pennsylvania’s Erie County Department of Health as Public Health Director. While earning...

Jan 09, 2020 | George Roberts

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

emPOWERing Public Health: City of New Orleans

Addressing the needs of electricity-dependent community members can be challenging for any health department, a fact...

Dec 15, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

emPOWERing Public Health: Broome County, New York

Addressing the needs of electricity-dependent community members can be challenging for any health department, a fact...

Nov 07, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

emPOWERing Public Health: Maricopa County, Arizona

Addressing the needs of electricity-dependent community members can be challenging for any health department. The...

Nov 07, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

Six Compelling Reasons to Include People with Disabilities at the Emergency Planning Table

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of public health. In a disaster, emergency preparedness becomes emergency...

Sep 28, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Pursuing Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) While Facing Many Local Diversities

Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval County) pursued Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) in hopes of...

Mar 27, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

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