Adriane Casalotti

Chief of Government and Public Affairs

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Adriane Casalotti is the Chief of Government and Public Affairs for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), whose mission is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments. There she leads the Association's efforts on policy development, communications, and federal advocacy.

Adriane joined NACCHO in October 2018 from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where she led the Agency's work with Congress on a wide range of policy topics and high‐ profile issues. Prior to her time at FDA, Adriane spent seven years on Capitol Hill, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Health Policy Adviser for a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee.

Adriane also has experience providing direct services, community outreach, and program planning for community- based non-profits. In addition, she has conducted policy research and advocacy on asset building, housing, public health, and education policy.

Adriane has been quoted in numerous print, radio, and television media, including the Associated Press, Reuters, NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Atlantic, and C-SPAN. She received both her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.

Last updated August 17, 2022

Title Source Date
Vending machines expand scope, impact of public health initiatives Route Fifty 02/26/2024
Covid Resurgence Sparks Calls for Health Data, Workforce Funding Bloomberg Government 1/16/2024
Health workers are fighting an uphill battle since COVID. The lackluster funding isn't helping NPR Illinois 12/22/2023
States are trashing troves of masks and pandemic gear as huge, costly stockpiles linger and expire The Associated Press 12/20/2023
Health officials continue to navigate post-pandemic vaccine challenges National Journal 12/20/2023
Public health workers say they are fighting an uphill battle since COVID. The lackluster funding isn't helping KBIA 11/12/2023
Public health workers say they are fighting an uphill battle since COVID and the lackluster funding doesn't help Side Effects Public Media 11/9/2023
Tripledemic’ dashboards set health agencies up for flu season Route Fifty 11/3/2023
Digital toxin? US health officials take aim at social media Thomas Reuters Foundation 11/2/2023
Physician Advocate for the People Emory University School of Medicine 11/2023
What a Government Shutdown Means for Your Health Care Verywell Health 09/27/2023
CMS lacks data on private equity in nursing homes Politico 09/26/2023
FDA appears skeptical of ALS stem cell treatment Politico 09/26/2023
Long-simmering battle over public health comes to a head in Ottawa County Bridge Michigan 08/24/2023
Health departments apply lessons learned from Covid to other public health concerns CNN 08/15/2022
Health Care — Bipartisan senators aim to protect abortion rights The Hill 08/01/2022
Biden administration falls into blame game with local authorities over monkeypox response The Hill 07/30/2022
LA County has cut back on COVID-19 contact tracing as super contagious BA.5 surges The Los Angeles Times / Stars and Stripes 07/30/2022
Health Secretary Says States ‘Need to Work With Us’ on Fighting Monkeypox The New York Times 07/28/2022
Monkeypox Forces a New Public Health Test on Local Governments Route Fifty 07/26/2022
Bracing for a public health worker exodus: Many are burned out, frustrated and ready to quit Grid 07/21/2022
Conservative Blocs Unleash Litigation to Curb Public Health Powers Kaiser Health News 07/18/2022
Efforts to curb monkeypox stymied by other public health threats, vaccine shortages United Press International (UPI) 07/18/2022
Public health readying for next pandemic while battling COVID-19: Rebuilding US health infrastructure KCTV-5, The Nation’s Health 04/01/2022
States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Virus May Swell Anew The New York Times 03/30/2022
Biden’s budget signals a shift in the administration’s pandemic response Grid 03/29/2022
White House warns against vanishing act for Covid-19 aid Courthouse News 03/15/2022
States Craft Their COVID Exit Strategies Stateline 02/15/2022
Adriane Casalotti on U.S. Coronavirus Response C-SPAN 03/06/2020

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