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,…

Helping Seniors Standing Strong

The 65-years and older population is falling and in some cases, not getting back up. Falls among older adults account for more than 25,000 deaths, 2.5 million emergency department visits, and 700,000 hospitalizations per year nationally. In Connecticut falls are the third leading cause of…

Seattle-King County Health Department Leads in Transformation

This blog draws from NACCHO’s 2015 site visit to Seattle-King County Health Department as well as Janna Wilson’s article featured in NACCHO’s Winter Exchange issue. Local public health systems and practices are often adapting and transforming in response to the forces of change within their…