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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  • COVID-19
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  • Vector Control

Continued Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Vector Programs

Since the initial survey that was sent out through NACCHO’s communication channels in April 2020, NACCHO has conducted...

Oct 06, 2021 | Danielle Chatelain

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  • Vector Control

Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2021: Resources to look out for from CDC

In recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges people to...

May 10, 2021 | Anu Varma

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  • Vector Control

NACCHO's Vector Control Collaborative Goes Virtual: Tick Surveillance

Suffolk County (NY) mentored Franklin County (OH)’s new tick surveillance program as part of NACCHO’s Vector Control...

Jan 06, 2021 | Guest Author

  • Climate Change
  • Vector Control

Climate Change is Accelerating Vector-Borne Diseases

In 1897, British doctor Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. This...

Sep 09, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

  • Vector Control

The Fight Against Tick-Borne Disease: How Partnering with Local Public Health Agencies can Help Protect Communities

Tick-borne diseases are increasingly threatening the health of people in the United States.

Jul 01, 2020 | Danielle Chatelain

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  • Vector Control

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Examines Three Case Studies on Tick Surveillance and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention

ASTHO's environmental health team published a report examining three case studies that capture state vector-borne...

Jun 10, 2020 | Anu Varma

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  • Vector Control

Columbia University's Tick App Team Seeks Partnership with Health Departments in the Northeast Region

As part of their research on human exposure to ticks, Columbia University has developed a smartphone application to...

Jun 08, 2020

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  • Press Release
  • Vector Control

The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Vector Control Response

Health departments across the country are limiting or shuttering services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. NACCHO spoke...

May 04, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Environmental Public Health Tracking...

Feb 11, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Climate Change
  • Vector Control

Summer Environmental Health Hazards Are Coming: Are You Ready?

This story originally ran on NACCHO’s Essential Elements. Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when...

Jan 30, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Infectious Disease
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  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 is focused on recognizing...

May 04, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) researchers are working to...

Sep 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

On August 12, 2021, NACCHO and AAAS’s EPI Center hosted a webinar on PFAS...

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

Applications for the program are now open from September 9 through November 15,...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Accreditation & Quality Improvement
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  • Performance Improvement

Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting...

NACCHO is pleased to announced the release of three Request for Proposals to...

Feb 17, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting...

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  • Climate Change
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Policy

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners in Calling on the...

NACCHO joins leading public health organizations in signing a declaration...

Jan 27, 2021 | Anu Varma

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners in Calling on the...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

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  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

NACCHO and CFP are seeking 10-15 state, local, tribal, and territorial health...

Oct 13, 2020 | Anu Varma

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

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  • Press Release
  • Climate Change
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

NACCHO partners with Children’s Environmental Health Network for CEH Day 2020.

Sep 28, 2020 | Guest Author

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Hazards & Health Effects

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

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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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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