News from NACCHO
- In response to the recent police killings of Black Americans, NACCHOreleased a statement addressing racism as a public health issue that creates toxic stress and impacts the health of Black children, families, and communities. From centuries of racist violence to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 – which is killing Black Americans at 2.4 times the rate of Whites – America’s legacy of racial, economic, and social oppression is devasting Black communities. We believe that local health departments (LHDs) can and must support Black communities in expressing their voice and building power to act on the unjust systems, processes, and decisions creating health inequities.
- Last week, NACCHO released new data documenting the impact of the COVID-19 response on important food safety programs that regulate, inspect, and license food service establishments, provide food safety education, and respond to outbreaks of food-borne illness.
- On June 3, NACCHO announced a new funding opportunity, Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19 (BLOC COVID-19), to strengthen infection prevention and control capacity at LHDs. Applications are due July 1.
Guidance & News
- Interim COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Communications Toolkit for Health Departments
- MMWR - Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Department Visits - United States, January 1, 2019 - May 30, 2020
- Considerations for Employers with Workers at High Risk, Schools and Day Camps, Institutes of Higher Education, and Restaurants and Bars
- UCLA: This is What Everyone Can Do to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Spread During Civil Protesting
- HealthBegins: A Guide to Community Based Workforce Principles for Contact Tracing
- National Academy for State Health Policy: State Approaches to Contact Tracing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Marion County Public Health Department: Observational Study of COVID-19 Prevention Methods
- Esri: A Path Forward for COVID-19 Response and Beyond (June 10, 2:00pm ET)
- National Alliance to End Homelessness: Promising Practices & Resources for Quarantine Hotels (June 11, 2:00pm ET)