Reaching Teen Moms with Breastfeeding Education & Support

Historically, breastfeeding rates among teens are lower than other subsets of women in the U.S. The decision to breastfeed can seem overwhelming for young parents struggling to balance multiple priorities. Although many organizations work to improve breastfeeding rates, few offer programs tailored to teen moms.…

Could PPHR be used as a Prerequisite for PHAB?

Fairfax County is a densely populated, 407 square mile region located just outside of Washington, DC. The County includes within its border five municipalities: the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton. The County‚Äôs 1.1 million residents are…

Public Health Emergency Program Targets Diverse Communities via Change Agents

In 2014 the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) in the Maui District Health Office, HI received a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) challenge award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). PHEP, which is funded via a cooperative agreement with the…

Expanding a Peer Education Program that Works to Target Marijuana Use: Youth for Truth

Every year the Kittitas County Public Health Department distributes "In Your Classroom" datasheets to school district personnel, based on data from the Healthy Youth Survey. From this data, we know that our students face a range of risky health behaviors from tobacco use, to bullying,…