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

Orange County
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Orange County, NY, administers 800 COVID-19 Vaccines in 24-Hour Period

Orange County, NY received 800 doss of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the morning of Tuesday, January 5. By the end of...

Jan 07, 2021 | Beth Hess

  • 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

  • Health Equity & Social Justice

Dialogue with Indigent Communities: How the Voice of Public Health Makes an Impact that Matters

While finishing this blog post, two major earthquakes struck the very area that I am writing about.

Sep 16, 2019 | Guest Author

  • 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: 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

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