Discover what makes NACCHO the organization it is today.
The National Association of County Health Officials was founded in 1965. In early 1984, the organization experienced remarkable growth in membership and the organization opened its own office. In 1994, it was renamed to National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). [Learn more about our history.]
Since its inception, NACCHO has sought to improve the public's health while adhering to a set of core values: equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science & innovation.
Today, NACCHO comprises 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.
NACCHO is governed by our 27-member Board of Directors, comprising local and tribal health officials from across the country. All of our board members have been elected by their peers. All of our programs are overseen by various NACCHO Committees are made up of staff members from local health departments throughout the country.