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

  • 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

  • Press Release
  • Leadership

Metropolitan Board of Health Selects Dr. Michael C. Caldwell as Nashville’s Next Director of Health

News release from Nashville Metropolitan Public Health Department NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 24, 2020 –Members of...

Mar 03, 2020 | Guest Author

  • 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

  • Vector Control

Special Revenue Funds – Winning the Vector War!

How can a local health department respond to an onslaught of vector control (mosquito and rat) complaints? Easy,...

Jun 27, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

How Hennepin County Consistently Maintains the Highest Level of Readiness

Hennepin County was established by the Territorial Legislature of Minnesota in 1852, six years before Minnesota became...

Jan 24, 2018 | 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

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