Cuyahoga County Collaborates with Local Business to Promote Healthy Habits

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) was looking for new ways to engage the community when a local grocery store offered them 1,700 boxes of seed packets, free of charge. The free seed packets could draw people to CCBH’s table during community events and…

Changing the Food Landscape to Improve Nutrition in El Paso

Mac n’ cheese, hamburgers, corndogs—these are staple foods one could find on kiddie menus at restaurants in El Paso County, according to Joy Leos of the City of El Paso Department of Public Health. That lineup is changing, however, and nutrition awareness for consumers of…

Collaboration and Community Engagement Key to Saving Lives

With funding from NACCHO’s Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Challenge Award program, Eau Claire City-County Health Department and the Eau Claire County Medical Reserve Corps are hosting trainings to help prevent one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States: suicide.

Boston Public Health Commission: A Story of Growth and Change

Author’s Note: At the time of this interview in summer 2015, Dr. Huy Nguyen served as interim executive director at BPHC. Monica Valdes Lupi was hired as the new executive director in 2015. Dr. Nguyen currently serves as medical director.