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.

Taking Action to Address Critical Gaps in Teen Immunization

Immunization data have revealed significant gaps in vaccination coverage among adolescents, especially those 16-to-18...

Oct 10, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO’s Employee Wellness and Flu Vaccination Initiative

Annually, public health officials prepare for the upcoming influenza (flu) season and emphasize the importance of...

Sep 26, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

How’s My District Doing? Communicating Local Immunization Data to Colorado Legislators

Using newly-available data on nearly one million children in Colorado, the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition...

Jun 20, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

How We Got Comprehensive Sex Ed in Rural Kentucky

A few years ago, two high schoolers got pregnant in Lee County, KY. One of them didn’t know that birth control could...

Jan 03, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Fighting STDs with Intention in St. Louis

Despite the efforts of local public health agencies, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and many other...

Nov 07, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Fighting Rising STI Rates in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County (MD) is seeing a steady rise in sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates, primarily affecting...

Aug 25, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Project CONTACT: Helping Teens Plan for Their Future

Designed as a program to help youth at high risk of pregnancy and/or sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) obtain...

Jun 13, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Adolescent Sexual Health Successes in Denver

Since 2004, Denver has seen a 59% decline in teen births. Many factors contributed to this decline, with two playing a...

Jun 05, 2017 | Alyson Jordan

Where Did All of this Chlamydia Come From?!

Lincoln County, Oregon is seeing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in younger and younger patients. In response,...

May 11, 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

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