Stories From the Field

Story from the Field: A River Runs Through It

By John Townsend, Vector Control Division Manager and James Will, Vector Control Managing Supervisor, Maricopa County Environmental Services Maricopa County Environmental Services Vector Control Division (MCESVCD) in Arizona conducts year‐round surveillance, abatement and disease testing of mosquitoes.…

Informing Local Health Department and Health Center Partnerships: Creative Collaborations Strengthen Tuberculosis Care in Three Communities

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of preventable infectious disease deaths worldwide, and in the United States, eliminating TB is a national public health goal. In 2018, a total of 9,029 new cases of TB…

Webinar Recording: Mumps in U.S. Detention Facilities

Since September 2018, there have been greater than 800 mumps cases in adult migrants detained in U.S. detention facilities who are under the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Effective public health interventions…

Using Yelp Restaurant Reviews to Identify Foodborne Illness

By Dede Vilven, Enteric Epidemiologist, Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) serves approximately 1.1 million people in the greater Salt Lake City area. To keep the population safe and…

The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Health: Lessons Learned from a Health Impact Assessment

By: Judi Jennings, Special Project Director, Louisville, KY The Special Project recently completed a health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrating how public health leaders, artists and criminal justice reformers can work together to assess how parental incarceration harms…