The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will administer the second nationwide assessment of local vector control organizations in the United States.
Before the initial assessment that NACCHO conducted in 2016, almost no data existed on the preparedness of local agencies for a mosquito-borne virus outbreak. The 2016 assessment provided baseline data on the mosquito control and surveillance capabilities of nearly 2,000 programs. Read the full report here.
The assessment findings have been used to inform CDC funding of state and local vector control programs, and to determine how NACCHO can best provide targeted guidance and training opportunities for local agencies. Over the past few years, the assessment has helped NACCHO:
- Support the attendance of nearly 400 local health officials by providing 137 travel scholarships and more than $190,000 in awards for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 annual Vector Summit, and for the 2018 and 2019 vector control workshops;
- Facilitate four cohorts of the Vector Control Collaborative, a technical assistance program;
- Reach 26 individual programs through one-on-one technical assistance to discuss priority issues around vector control and surveillance.
Ahead of the 2020 assessment, NACCHO needs your help!
Starting September 2020, we will be reaching out to every vector control program in the country to confirm the point of contact for the assessment. When we reach out, please let us know who can best respond to questions on your vector control program’s mosquito and tick strategies.