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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  • COVID-19
  • Performance Improvement
  • Success Story
  • Community Health

Story from the Field: An Exploratory Initiative for Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes

Long-term care facilities and nursing homes are facing challenging times. Between being short-staffed, COVID mitigation...

Dec 30, 2021 | Emma Allen

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Assessing Vaccine Hesitant Populations in Minnesota

Local health department (LHD) immunization programs have been working hard to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available to...

Aug 20, 2021 | Amy Frandsen

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Health in All Policies
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Success Story

Lead Hazard Control: HiAP + Lead Collaborative Grantees Work Toward Enhanced Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

In 2021, NACCHO and NCHH worked with teams in Boston, Cleveland, and Milwaukee and developed Stories from the Field...

May 28, 2021 | Angana Roy

  • 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

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  • Access to Care
  • Immunization

Drive-Through Flu Vaccination Clinics

Michigan's Genesee County Health Department provided five drive-through flu/immunization clinics this past fall to...

Dec 10, 2020 | Guest Author

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Social Determinants of Health

Story from the Field: Climate Change Health Crisis: Urban Heat, COVID, and Housing Insecurity in New Orleans

In 2020, the New Orleans Health Department partnered with climate technology platform ISeeChange on a pilot...

Nov 23, 2020 | Juliette Frazier

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Story From the Field: “SEX: We Get It” – A Local Sexual Health Campaign for Teens & Young Adults

This 'Story from the Field' discusses how Genesee County Health Department (MI) launched their “SEX: We Get It”...

Nov 10, 2020 | Shalesha Majors

  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Recommendations

Local Health Department Incentivizes the Reduction of Food Waste

Why would an environmental health division’s food safety regulatory program be interested in discounting license fees...

Aug 13, 2020 | Guest Author

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Stories From the Field: Collaboration is Key for HIV Self-Testing in Baltimore

In May 2020, NACCHO conducted a brief survey to assess local health departments' (LHDs) HIV self-testing capacity and...

Aug 03, 2020 | Julia Zigman

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Stories From the Field: Implementing HIV Self-Testing with Limited Staff Capacity

In May 2020, NACCHO conducted a brief survey to assess local health departments' (LHDs) HIV self-testing capacity and...

Jul 27, 2020 | Julia Zigman

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