Central Virginia Health District Leverages Faith-Based Partnerships during Public Health Crisis

In June 2012, the Lynchburg, VA area was struck by a derecho, an intense windstorm, with gusts that reached up to 80 miles per hour. The storm downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 100,000 people without power for over a week in 100-degree…

Naloxone Saves Lives in Cuyahoga County

The death toll from accidental drug overdose may have been much higher this year if not for a life-saving drug called naloxone. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Cuyahoga County. Since 2007, the…

Hepatitis-A Case Strengthens Partnerships and Exercises Epidemic Response

On May 20, 2014, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department learned a local restaurant employee tested positive for Hepatitis-A and that customers were potentially exposed. The exposure period unfortunately overlapped with Memorial Day, setting into motion a quick response involving local partners and 5,000 restaurant customers.…

Restoring the Village

Youth and gang violence is a significant issue that impacts many communities across the United States, including Ft. Pierce’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood. Many different groups have come together such as law enforcement, public health, faith leaders, residents and other stakeholders to address the issue. They…