NCSD Releases New Resources

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has released new resources including the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Wall Chart,...

Oct 29, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • NACCHO Interviews a Local Health Department Disease Intervention Specialist to...

    October 2, 2015 is National Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day, a day that is celebrated annually on the first...

    Oct 02, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Three Ways to Support Local Food Safety During National Food Safety Month

    By Bryan Chapman, CP-FS, Vice President of Strategic Development, StateFoodSafety.com Since President Obama signed the Food Safety...

    Sep 22, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Step It Up! Surgeon General Announces Walking and Walkable Communities Promotion

    Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities recognizes the importance of physical...

    Sep 10, 2015 | Bridget Kerner

  • National Environmental Health Association – Annual Educational Conference and...

    By Amy Chang, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response, NACCHO, and Lindsay Beattie,...

    Aug 13, 2015 | Amy Chang

  • World Hepatitis Day: Recognizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Ending...

    Every day 4,000 people worldwide die from viral hepatitis, yet all of these deaths are preventable. With increased awareness,...

    Jul 28, 2015 | Hilary McQuie

  • Study Suggests That Less Than 1% of Acute HCV Cases are Reported to the CDC

    A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine shows that less than 1% of acute cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection over...

    Jul 24, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • Report Available on Aquatic Venue Inspections

    “Looking for Trouble—Seeing Eye to Eye with Health Inspectors” is a NACCHO report on U.S. aquatic venue inspections, findings, and...

    Jul 20, 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

  • NCSD Releases New Resources

    The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has released new resources including the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Wall Chart, a customizable factsheet on Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) state policy, a resource on HIV and STD prevention in prisons and jails, and the 2014 STD and HIV Legislative Highlights and Analysis. 2015 CDC STD Treatment […]

    Oct 29, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    NACCHO Interviews a Local Health Department Disease Intervention Specialist to Celebrate DIS Recognition Day

    October 2, 2015 is National Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day, a day that is celebrated annually on the first Friday in October to recognize this critical part of the public health workforce. The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) led the development of DIS Recognition Day four years ago to celebrate and honor the often […]

    Oct 02, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    Three Ways to Support Local Food Safety During National Food Safety Month

    By Bryan Chapman, CP-FS, Vice President of Strategic Development, StateFoodSafety.com Since President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act, the United States has shown more commitment to the discussion of food safety from farm to fork than perhaps at any other time. Statutory mandates for food safety training at all levels are increasing—right down to […]

    Sep 22, 2015 | Guest Author

    Step It Up! Surgeon General Announces Walking and Walkable Communities Promotion

    Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. It calls on Americans to be more physically active through walking and calls on the nation to better support walking and walkability. Improving walkability means that communities […]

    Sep 10, 2015 | Bridget Kerner

    National Environmental Health Association – Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition’s Food Safety and Defense Sessions

    By Amy Chang, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response, NACCHO, and Lindsay Beattie, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response, NACCHO NACCHO staff and members presented about food safety and defense at this year’s National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference &...

    Aug 13, 2015 | Amy Chang

    World Hepatitis Day: Recognizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Ending Hepatitis

    Every day 4,000 people worldwide die from viral hepatitis, yet all of these deaths are preventable. With increased awareness, resources, support, and commitment, we can prevent and treat viral hepatitis and put an end to these epidemics. To raise awareness of the 400 million people worldwide living with hepatitis B or C, the World Health […]

    Jul 28, 2015 | Hilary McQuie

    Study Suggests That Less Than 1% of Acute HCV Cases are Reported to the CDC

    A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine shows that less than 1% of acute cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection over the course of a decade in Massachusetts were reported to the CDC. Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health conducted the study. Researchers used data from 183 patients with acute HCV […]

    Jul 24, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    Report Available on Aquatic Venue Inspections

    “Looking for Trouble—Seeing Eye to Eye with Health Inspectors” is a NACCHO report on U.S. aquatic venue inspections, findings, and recommendations. Produced in partnership with Axiall Corporation’s Water Treatment Products Group, the report details the comprehensive survey of aquatic health officials across the United States NACCHO conducted last year. The survey explored protocols and...

    Jul 20, 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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