Updates from Jones County

by Casey Semos Introduction/Recap For the past few weeks, I have been interning at Jones County Public Health in Anamosa, Iowa. It is a smaller county in terms of population, but I’ve learned that there are still diverse, complex health issues that need to be tackled. Working in Jones County is especially unique, as the…

Nebraska National Diabetes Prevention Program Statewide Engagement

by Cheri Farris The MPHTC field placement between myself and Brian Coyle, MPH will include the following activities: Assist in the development of a multi-year plan to engage and train National DPP Lifestyle Coaches quarterly in a format that allows for sharing successes, discussing overcoming barriers, identification of resources needed, and providing a training opportunity…

Quality Improvement in Kansas

by Kat Barrow As a part of my MPH program for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, I am excited to be working as an intern for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health’s mission is to “aid Kansas rural and medically underserved communities in…

Food Insecurity and Seniors: The Focus of My Summer at the Saint Louis Area Food Bank

by Louise Hyneman This summer I am interning at the Saint Louis Area Foodbank in the Programs Department. The foodbank serves 26 counties across Missouri and Illinois. The foodbank serves communities by operating as a middleman between large donors, like Sam’s Club and Target, and smaller food pantries that either can’t coordinate those relationships or…

Early Weeks in Jones County

by Andrea Lenartz This summer, I am working at Jones County Public Health, located in Anamosa, Iowa. Jones County is located in eastern Iowa with a total population of a little over 20,000. The public health department is currently staffed by two employees and is responsible for various programs and partnerships, which work to improve…

MAPP Black Hawk County

by Maddie Kemp This summer I have the opportunity to intern at Black Hawk County Health Department. Black Hawk County includes the following cities: Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, La Porte City, Dunkerton, Elk Run Heights, Gilbertville, Hudson, Raymond, and Washburn. Its population is roughly 132,648. Here at the Health Department, I am working with Terry….