Zika Action Plan Summit: Lessons for Local Health Departments

On April 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the Zika Action Plan Summit to convene state, local, and tribal...

Apr 14, 2016 | Christina Baum

  • National Guard Called in to Hawaii in Response to Dengue

    At a time of year when vector-borne diseases are not at the forefront of attention, Hawaii is facing its first significant outbreak of...

    Nov 23, 2015 | Christina Baum

  • Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

  • 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

  • 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

  • Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

    During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack of...

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • Zika Action Plan Summit: Lessons for Local Health Departments

    On April 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the Zika Action Plan Summit to convene state, local, and tribal representatives to improve Zika preparedness and response in the United States. Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Executive Director, and Dr. Oscar Alleyne, Senior Adviser for Public Health Programs, attended on behalf of NACCHO. I spoke […]

    Apr 14, 2016 | Christina Baum

    National Guard Called in to Hawaii in Response to Dengue

    At a time of year when vector-borne diseases are not at the forefront of attention, Hawaii is facing its first significant outbreak of Dengue fever since 2001. This serves as another reminder among a constant stream of the ways that local public health is impacted by international disease. Zika virus, another mosquito-borne febrile agent, also […]

    Nov 23, 2015 | Christina Baum

    Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have always been a lurking environmental threat, capable of compromising the public’s health. In addition to potentially carrying parasites and pathogens, rodents have been destroying infrastructure, infesting houses and businesses, and damaging property for centuries. To...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

    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

    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

    Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

    During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack of surveillance funding, mosquitoes are developing into more than an irritating pest—instead they pose a major threat to public health in the United States. Arboviral surveillance funding has decreased by nearly two-thirds in the […]

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

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