Lancaster County: From Injury to Prevention

This NACCHO Stories From the Field Video explores the Safe Kids Program in Lincoln/Lancaster County, NE and the collaboration between state and local partners. Jason Kerkman tells his story of how a spinal cord injury led him to a career in injury prevention.

Life in the EOC during the Red River Flood of 2009

The last two weeks of the spring of 2009 in Fargo proved to be one for the record books. The winter of 2008-09 had brought record snow accumulations to the region. As March came around, temperatures began to warm quicker than normal; bringing the Red…

Healthy Options in Rural Oregon Food Deserts

The Marion County Health Department in Oregon's Willamette Valley is working to improve the health of rural communities and decrease obesity and obesity-related diseases through a Healthy Corner Stores Initiative. This project seeks to improve access to and availability of healthy food options in corner/convenience…

Volunteer Efforts Continue Local Preparedness Education

Since 2004, the Orleans County Health Department (NY) has only had one emergency preparedness professional on staff due to programmatic and budget constraints. Thanks to the assistance of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers from the Orleans County VALOR MRC, emergency preparedness and community resiliency…