Take Action During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 25-31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an awareness week dedicated to ensuring that homes are safe, families take...

Oct 27, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Protecting Children from Environmental Threats During Children’s Health Month

    We face environmental health threats every day in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes in which we live. And though we...

    Oct 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • FDA Releases New Food-Related Emergency Exercises

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added two new food-related emergency exercises to its Food Related Emergency Exercise...

    Oct 13, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Launches Improved Info by...

    The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has launched...

    Oct 13, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Celebrate World Environmental Health Day Sept. 26

    Ensuring the public’s health is a multifaceted challenge requiring expertise in more than just the health threats that come from...

    Sep 24, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • New NACCHO HPV Funding Opportunity and Informational Webinar

    NACCHO has received additional funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support local health departments as they...

    Sep 22, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • CDC Investigation Updates: Salmonella Outbreak Related to Imported Cucumbers

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are...

    Sep 17, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • NACCHO President to Present at 2015 Amoeba Summit

    NACCHO President Dr. Swannie Jett will present at the 2015 Amoeba Summit on September 11 from 7:30am to 2:30pm. The event brings...

    Aug 31, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Drinking Water Threatened by Blue-Green Algae, Study Finds

    A report by scientists from Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina concludes that blooms of toxic cyanobacteria,...

    Aug 25, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Take Action During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    October 25-31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an awareness week dedicated to ensuring that homes are safe, families take precautions, and communities are educated about the dangers of lead. Children in particular are susceptible to lead poisoning and this year’s theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most...

    Oct 27, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Protecting Children from Environmental Threats During Children’s Health Month

    We face environmental health threats every day in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes in which we live. And though we are all susceptible, the level of risk experienced is not equal: For children, these threats pose an even greater risk to health than they do for adults. Children are a […]

    Oct 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

    FDA Releases New Food-Related Emergency Exercises

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added two new food-related emergency exercises to its Food Related Emergency Exercise Bundle (FREE-B). The new exercises, “Wat’er You Thinking” and “Foul Fodder,” involve the possible contamination of a local water supply and the apparent tampering of animal feed. FREE-B is a compilation of scenarios based on both...

    Oct 13, 2015 | Katie Regan

    National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Launches Improved Info by Location Tool

    The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has launched an improved version of its Info by Location tool. The new update allows users to customize results by selecting specific topics of interest, such as access to parks, extreme heat, and proximity to highways.

    Oct 13, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Celebrate World Environmental Health Day Sept. 26

    Ensuring the public’s health is a multifaceted challenge requiring expertise in more than just the health threats that come from within. As the United States continues to experience increasing numbers of severe weather events and national foodborne illness outbreaks, the nation’s environmental health is pushed front and center. Addressing environmental health issues such as climate...

    Sep 24, 2015 | Katie Regan

    New NACCHO HPV Funding Opportunity and Informational Webinar

    NACCHO has received additional funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support local health departments as they engage and collaborate with healthcare providers and other key community stakeholders to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in their communities, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ HPV vaccination recommendations. Up...

    Sep 22, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    CDC Investigation Updates: Salmonella Outbreak Related to Imported Cucumbers

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections. The investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide updates as information becomes available. The type of cucumber that has been recalled is often referred to as a “slicer” […]

    Sep 17, 2015 | Katie Regan

    NACCHO President to Present at 2015 Amoeba Summit

    NACCHO President Dr. Swannie Jett will present at the 2015 Amoeba Summit on September 11 from 7:30am to 2:30pm. The event brings together clinicians and specialists to spread awareness about the risks, diagnosis, treatment, and research associated with the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. The “brain-eating amoeba,” though rare, is often deadly. Naelgleria fowleri is commonly found in warm...

    Aug 31, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    Drinking Water Threatened by Blue-Green Algae, Study Finds

    A report by scientists from Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina concludes that blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a poorly monitored and under-examined risk to recreational and drinking water quality in the United States. Cyanobacteria are frequently fatal to pets and wildlife that drink the contaminated water. In humans, […]

    Aug 25, 2015 | Katie Regan

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