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

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

SDOH: The Game of Life

Education is the first step to understanding the social determinants of health and making on impact on health outcomes....

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

Madera County Moves Upstream for Increased Impact

Live Well Madera County’s Community Health Improvement Plan goals will focus exclusively on upstream preventative...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

From Thailand to Yosemite: Journey Through Culture Shock

Visitors to Yosemite National Park might have seen her ⎯ a young woman working as a housekeeper at one of the hotels...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

Outdoor Smoke-free Policies Protect Food Industry Workers

Every weekday around noon, local residents, workers, high school students, and visitors to Mariposa County head to the...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Social Determinants of Health

Creating Community Capacity in Public Housing Through Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Million Hearts®

This Million Hearts® demonstration project utilizes community health workers to create a culture of health within the...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Community Health Assessment & Tribal Health

Navajo County is in the process of capturing an equitable assessment of our community’s health needs. To assist us in...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Social Determinants of Health

Building Community Resilience: Fighting the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has spread rapidly and uncontrollably through our country and our community. Research consistently...

Sep 26, 2018 | Alyson Jordan

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