Connect Columbus: Assessing Infrastructure to Improve Health & Equity

Do you live in a car-centric city? Do some residents lack access to an automobile and face a distinct disadvantage when seeking services, education, and employment? Take a look at how Columbus, Ohio is reversing the auto-first thinking of traditional traffic engineering and the inequitable…

Naloxone Training Saves Lives: Addressing Heroin Overdoses in Portage County, Ohio

Deaths caused by heroin overdoses are on the rise in Portage County, OH. Since 2011, data from the coroner’s office indicate that 59 of 216 drug-related, accidental deaths were caused by heroin. Fentanyl is another drug-related cause of death, with 25 deaths in the county…

Filling the Treatment Gap: Florida Keys School Health Initiative

The Florida Keys comprise 120 linear miles from Key West to Key Largo. Access to care is a frequent and predominant issue among impoverished children in the Florida Keys. Approximately (37.3%) of school aged children in the county are enrolled in the Medicaid or MediKids…

Taking Steps Together towards a Healthier Community

In 2014, Woodford County (KY) Health Department won the National Association of City and County Health Officials’ (NACCHO’s) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Challenge Award and launched Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County Thru Square Foot Gardening. Through this award, MRC volunteers aimed to…