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Roadmap to Ready helps new emergency preparedness coordinators navigate the complex landscape of public health preparedness. Learn more about the program and the application process. Applications are now open through December 15.

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NACCHO is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program. The mentorship program connects local health departments with peers in order to learn, share experiences, and acquire tools and resources related to the FDA Retail Program Standards. More »


The arrival of hurricane season serves as a reminder that the 2,800 local health departments across our nation stand ready to help protect residents and families from all sorts of natural disasters and to play a vital role in any recovery efforts. See NACCHO's hurricane preparedness resources. More »

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Surgeon General and CDC Director Emphasize Need for Preventive Care
The U.S. Surgeon General and CDC Director told local health department officials that they can help millions of Americans live healthier and longer lives by refocusing the healthcare system on preventive care. More »
Overcoming Misunderstanding and Mistrust Needed to Improve Police Relations with Black Community
Public health officials and a police chief say violent confrontations between police and the African American community are rooted in generations of misunderstanding, mistrust and discrimination that must be overcome More »
NACCHO Welcomes White House Plan to Strengthen Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck welcomed a White House plan announced today to strengthen efforts to treat heroin users and abusers of prescription opioids and to increase drug abuse prevention initiatives, as part of a new federal program. More »
Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck Urges Congress to Increase Funding for Public Health Emergencies
NACCHO Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck writes in Domestic Preparedness calling for Congress to increase spending for public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. More »

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NACCHO Conference:
April 19-22, 2016
Dallas, TX

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