Prevent to Protect: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

By Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst, Health and Disability Every four and half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the...

Jan 20, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) to highlight...

    Jan 19, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Improving Hand Hygiene through Visual Advertising – Campaign Outcomes and Next Steps

    By Kyle Foerst, M.S., Emergency Response Planner, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Nearly three month have passed since...

    Jan 13, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Virtual Training: Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

    CDC and partners recently announced a new virtual training, Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP), which...

    Jan 09, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

  • CDC Student Internship Opportunity: Summer 2017 – Environmental Health

    The CDC is seeking college students (graduate and undergraduate) for its 2017 summer internship programs through the National Center...

    Jan 04, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • UNCOVER EH: New Environmental Health Workforce Initiative

    The CDC in partnership with the the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and Baylor University are launching a 2017...

    Jan 04, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Food Protection and Defense Institute: 2017 Student Competition

    The Food Protection and Defense Institute is hosting a competition for graduate and upper-lever undergraduate students with a chance...

    Dec 27, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Funding Opportunity: Tips from Former Smokers™ campaign

    With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials...

    Dec 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • This Holiday Season, Put Food Safety on the Table

    By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Millions of Americans...

    Dec 22, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Prevent to Protect: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    By Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst, Health and Disability Every four and half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. In an effort to address this serious public health issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrates National Birth Defects Prevention Month every January. This year’s theme […]

    Jan 20, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) to highlight CDC’s contributions towards the fight against Zika virus in 2016. The report provides a detailed timeline of response events enacted worldwide, as well as details the 10 critical contributions towards addressing the Zika virus. Some of […]

    Jan 19, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Improving Hand Hygiene through Visual Advertising – Campaign Outcomes and Next Steps

    By Kyle Foerst, M.S., Emergency Response Planner, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Nearly three month have passed since the launch of Saint Louis County Department of Public Health’s (SLCDPH) “Dirty Hands can be Scary!” campaign (originally introduced in an earlier blog post). Part of a grant-funded project to increase hand hygiene awareness, this initiative places emphasis on...

    Jan 13, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Virtual Training: Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

    CDC and partners recently announced a new virtual training, Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP), which focuses on using integrated pest management (IPM) to control vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus. Nine in ten pilot testers said they would recommend this training to a colleague. Register today!  The training is: Free and Flexible: Take the courses you...

    Jan 09, 2017 | Kim Rodgers

    CDC Student Internship Opportunity: Summer 2017 – Environmental Health

    The CDC is seeking college students (graduate and undergraduate) for its 2017 summer internship programs through the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). All internships last 9-weeks and are located in Atlanta, GA. Selected participants will experience environmental health at the federal level, explore potential career...

    Jan 04, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    UNCOVER EH: New Environmental Health Workforce Initiative

    The CDC in partnership with the the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and Baylor University are launching a 2017 assessment of health department staff focused on environmental health. Titled “UNCOVER EH“ this project aims to identify key workforce challenges and other issues impacting this field from the perspective of environmental health professionals working in...

    Jan 04, 2017 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Food Protection and Defense Institute: 2017 Student Competition

    The Food Protection and Defense Institute is hosting a competition for graduate and upper-lever undergraduate students with a chance to win up $5,000 in cash. Students teams of four to five individuals representing at least three different programs of study are eligible to enter. Participating teams must work together to identify and assess food supply-chains challenges related to food […]

    Dec 27, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Funding Opportunity: Tips from Former Smokers™ campaign

    With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for local health departments to increase smoking cessation rates by supporting, leveraging, and extending the Tips from Former Smokers (Tips)™ campaign resources in healthcare provider practices. Through […]

    Dec 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    This Holiday Season, Put Food Safety on the Table

    By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Millions of Americans will feast with family and friends in the next few weeks to celebrate winter holidays and the start of a new year. Those cooking for this year’s family gathering should be aware that foodborne illness is a […]

    Dec 22, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

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