Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to NACCHO!

NACCHO is comprised of nearly 3,000 Local Health Departments across the United States. Together, we form an organization focused on being a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for change for local health departments around the nation.  As the national voice for Local Health Departments, NACCHO serves a critical role in Washington. All of our  advocacy efforts focus on informing policymakers of the critical role that local health departments play in keeping our communities healthy and safe. 

I hope you will take this opportunity to use the resources and information available on our newly designed website launched in February of this year. The new site’s functionality will also allow NACCHO to drive member engagement, maximize retention rates, and increase organizational relevancy.

The redesigned website has a new look and improved functionality to ensure an easier and more engaging experience for users. Our goal is to ensure the new website is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

In Phase II of the website redevelopment, we will incorporate several exciting new features, including a state-of-the-art virtual community, which will allow NACCHO members to collaborate and connect. Phase II will also include a new Toolbox and Model Practice interface, which will have a sleeker look and be more intuitive to our members and users.

About Dr. Hasbrouck

LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH is the Executive Director for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, DC, the nation’s only association representing the 2,800 local health departments across the United States.  As the Executive Director, Dr. Hasbrouck is responsible for leading the association’s mission as leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.

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Previously, Dr. Hasbrouck was the “Top Doc” for Illinois where he managed the public health agency with approximately 1,200 staff, 200 programs, and an annual budget of $600M.  He also supported nearly 100 local health departments that worked to protect the health and improve the lives of the state's 13 million residents. Among Hasbrouck's achievements as the state’s health director included implementing the Affordable Care Act, achieving national accreditation, and developing statewide blueprints for health workforce expansion and population health-healthcare integration.

A recognized leader in public health, Dr. Hasbrouck’s is one of only a few public health leaders nationally that have led at every tier of the governmental public health enterprise: local, state, federal, and global. His career accomplishments include serving as the only county official in New York State to simultaneously lead both the public health and mental health departments. He spent eleven years with the CDC, served as country director for CDC’s office in Guyana, South America, and was actively engaged in two of the largest global health initiatives in history: polio eradication and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Dr. Hasbrouck served on faculties of medicine and public health at Emory University, Morehouse College, New York Medical College, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Internal Medicine, a former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC, and Primary Care Health Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his governmental and non-governmental work and was recently recognized as one of 24 “Top Blacks in Healthcare” by and the Johns Hopkins Center for Disparities Solutions. Dr. Hasbrouck is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, UCLA School of Medicine (Drew-UCLA Medical Education Program), where he was a Dean’s Scholar, and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is the author of “G Street Lion: Stalking a Dream,” a memoir that chronicles how he fought long odds, naysayers, and his own self-doubts to become a dream catcher.

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Listen to Dr. Hasbrouck’s remarks delivered at the USVI Management Essentials conference on December 5, 2016

Listen to Dr. Hasbrouck's remarks delivered at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Seminar on November 28, 2016.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this Buck's County (PA) Courier-Times story on vaccinations.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this Augusta Free Press article on the Central Shenandoah Health District's emergency preparedness plan.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this story on the Rappahannock Area Health District's disaster preparedness plan.

Dr. Hasbrouck's statement on vaccinations was published in Outbreak News Today.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this story featuring the Harris County, Texas Health Department.

Listen to Dr. Hasbrouck's December 13, 2016, interview WURD-AM radio, Philadelphia.  He discussed a variety of topics.

Dr. Hasbrouck is interviewed in this Health Day / CBS News story on health inequities.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this Associations Now story on NACCHO's new Southern Initiative partnership to improve HIV care among minorities in the Southern U.S.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this story Modern Healthcare story on marijuana legalization.

Dr. Hasbrouck's Zika funding op-ed published in The Hill newspaper.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in this Baltimore Sun story on health inequity.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in the Modern Healthcare article, Price Hikes Hamper Use of Naloxone Against Opioids.

Dr. Hasbrouck is quoted in the Modern Healthcare article, Should the Cost of Naloxone Be Determined by Its Public Health Impact?

States Hustling to Prepare -- Itching for Funds as Zika Looms

Cutting this program to pay for Zika preparation could have a "crippling" effect on local health departments and amounts to "robbing Peter to pay Paul," said LaMar Hasbrouck, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, one of four public health groups that conducted a survey of local health staff this week.

Dr. Hasbrouck and Dr. Tom Burke of the EPA sign an agreement to collaborate to protect the public health.

On November 30, 2016, Dr. Hasbrouck moderated the White House's substance use disorder panel discussion.  Click below to read about it and view video of the event.

Dr. Hasbrouck discusses how local health departments can help APHA create the healthiest nation in one generation.

Dr. Hasbrouck moderated the Department of Health and Human Services Public Health 3.0 conference held in Washington, DC.  He appears at the 25:45 minute point of the video below.

Dr. Hasbrouck gives a report on the State of the Association at the 2016 NACCHO Annual Conference. 

On September 7, 2016, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck delivered an impassioned address in the U.S. Capitol Building in support of a bipartisan Zika funding bill. 

Dr. Hasbrouck was a panelist at the Alliance for Health Reform Zika Media Briefing

Dr. Hasbrouck discussed the concept of population health as a local set of activities and polices.

Dr. Hasbrouck discussed NACCHO's mission on WURD-AM radio, Philadelphia. 

Dr. Hasbrouck was a panelist at Chicago's Redesigning the Global City forum.  He was the only healthcare expert on the panel.