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.

  • 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

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Workforce Development

Embracing Healthy Work in Boone County

Precarious employment is a complex issue that has a profound impact on an increasing number of workers in all economic...

Nov 20, 2019 | Andrea Grenadier

  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Social Determinants of Health

On the Front Lines of an Epidemic: Public Health Workforce Initiative Jumpstarts an Opioids Response Project

By Laura H. Franzke, PhD, MPH Population Health Workforce Branch, Division of Scientific Education and Professional...

Jan 09, 2019 | nacchovoice

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

It Really Is All About Relationships

In business, you don’t sell the competitor’s product; you sell your product – you want to prosper. In the non-profit or...

Jul 17, 2018 | Taylarr Lopez

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

The Value of a Brand, Part 2

In the process of developing its brand, RiverStone Health considered what a clearly articulated brand means....

Mar 07, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

The Value of a Brand, Part 1

Ask most people what a brand is and you will get some variation of this answer: a brand is the name of a company or...

Feb 29, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

Learning to Become a Disease Detective: My Role as a Disease Intervention Specialist within a Local Health Department

As a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS), I’m often the first person responding to a patient’s sexual health crisis....

Feb 10, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

A PPHR and PHAB Based Workforce Development Plan

The Kent County Health Department’s (KCHD) Emergency Preparedness and Accreditation Coordinators collaborated to create...

Nov 23, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

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