The Essential Elements of Local Public Health

The Essential Elements of Local Public Health provides updates and information from NACCHO’s Environmental Health and Infectious Disease portfolios.

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Supporting Local Health Departments Responding to Water Emergencies

World Water Day (March 22) is a universal occasion to recognize the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene...

Mar 22, 2022 | Anu Varma

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar

PFAS in Drinking Water: What Local Health Departments Need to Know (NACCHO Webinar)

New webinar from NACCHO on August 12, 2021.

Jul 23, 2021

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  • Water Quality

EPA’s Annual Water Fest Engages Community, Celebrates Groundwater Research

By Dr. Randall Ross, Director, Groundwater Technical Support Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S....

Jan 27, 2020 | Guest Author

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Makes Available Testing Method for PFAS in Foods and Final Results from Recent Surveys

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making available a scientifically validated method for testing for 16 types of...

Nov 04, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Hazards & Health Effects
  • Water Quality

Protecting Public Health with PEATT: The PFAS Exposure Assessment Technical Tools

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Communities demand...

Aug 29, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Water Quality

Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with PFOA and PFOS

The EPA is seeking public comment on a draft set of recommendations for cleaning up groundwater contaminated with PFOA...

Apr 29, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Hazards & Health Effects
  • Water Quality

Greener Guidance: On-site Sewage Treatment

Note: This is the ninth edition of NACCHO’s Greener Guidance environmental health advice column. See past columns here....

Apr 22, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Water Quality

Greener Guidance: Groundwater Regulations

Note: This is the eighth edition of NACCHO’s Greener Guidance environmental health advice column. See past columns...

Mar 20, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Water Quality

National Groundwater Awareness Week 2019

Established in 1999, National Groundwater Awareness Week (GWAW) provides an opportunity for people to learn about the...

Feb 22, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Vector Control

Forces of Change: The Local Environmental Health Landscape

NACCHO’s Forces of Change survey examines the impact of the changing public health landscape on local health department...

Feb 12, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

Partner Articles

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization
  • Partnerships

Request for Proposals: Technical Assistance to Improve...

NACCHO, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Feb 12, 2024 | Tori Decea

Request for Proposals: Technical Assistance to Improve...

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  • Opportunity

Win $25,000 in cash prizes. Share your innovative...

The EPA’s Small Communities, Big Challenges Competition encourages local...

Nov 16, 2023 | Anu Varma

Win $25,000 in cash prizes. Share your innovative...

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  • Community Engagement

It’s Children’s Environmental Health Day today!

Celebrate with us!

Oct 12, 2023 | Anu Varma

It’s Children’s Environmental Health Day today!

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Central District Health Department

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Sep 11, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Central District Health Department

Calhoun
  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Calhoun County Health Department

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Sep 08, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Calhoun County Health Department

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Pima County

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Aug 14, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Pima County

Brownsville
  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Brownsville

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Aug 07, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Brownsville

Cook County
  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Cook County

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Jul 31, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Cook County

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Cameron County

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Jul 24, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Cameron County

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: DuPage County

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Jul 17, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: DuPage County

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Cass County

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Jul 10, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Cass County

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Healthy Aging
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

New Release: Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to...

NACCHO, in partnership with the Trust for America’s Health and with funding...

Jun 20, 2023 | Andrea Grenadier

New Release: Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to...

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