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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New PFAS Treatment Options and Scientific References Added to Drinking Water Treatability Database

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an update to its Drinking Water Treatability Database with...

Jul 17, 2020

Webinar

EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Engaging and Collaborating with States in EPA Research

This webinar will highlight mutually beneficial projects stemming from EPA’s partnership with state environmental and...

Jun 08, 2020 | Anu Varma

  • Water Quality

EPA Announces Proposed Decision to Regulate PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step in implementing the Agency’s PFAS Action Plan by proposing...

Feb 24, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Makes Available Results from Second Round of Testing for PFAS in Foods from the General Food Supply

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is posting results from the second round of testing for 16 types of per- and...

Jan 02, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

New Research Reveals Prenatal Exposure to PFAS is Associated with Lower Birth Weight

A new study from Karlstad University evaluated the association between early pregnancy exposure to eight Perfluoroalkyl...

Dec 21, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

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

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of several thousand synthetic compounds that are found in a wide...

Oct 21, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

New PFAS Maps from Tracking California

With the growing interest in PFAS—Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances: a group of manmade chemicals used in a variety...

Sep 23, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

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

Input Questionnaire: Identifying Opportunities to Understand, Control, and Prevent Exposure to PFAS

The National Academies’ Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) staff is currently collecting input regarding...

Aug 06, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

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Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

The American Lung Association has developed a new fact sheet in Spanish to...

Jul 15, 2020

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

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Greener Parks for Health

National Recreation and Park Association releases new Greener Parks for Health...

Jul 13, 2020

Greener Parks for Health

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  • Tools & Resources

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

SYNC 2020, the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, is...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

NCSD and NACCHO are pleased to offer several full scholarships for DIS to...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

Social media toolkit for National HIV Testing Day, a day to raise awareness...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the opioid crisis,...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

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The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

Since its launch, the All of Us Research Program has enrolled more than 350,000...

Jun 11, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a technical assistance...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) released STD TAC Billing...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

Part 4 in a series of webinars discussing at-home HIV & STI testing at health...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Ending the HIV...

Kaiser Family Foundation has released two new resources related to the federal...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Ending the HIV...

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