NACCHO Voice

The Word on Local Health Departments is a blog by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

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Contact tracing

NACCHO Recommends at Least $7.6 Billion for Contact Tracing Workforce Surge

As Congress continues to work on legislation related to the COVID-19 response, we encourage Congress to ensure...

May 12, 2020
By Theresa Spinner

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (May 25-29)

This blog highlights COVID-19 guidance/news, tools and resources, and training opportunities that NACCHO compiled...

Jun 05, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • COVID-19
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations
  • Workforce Development

A Guide to Community Based Workforce Principles for Contact Tracing

As an organization focused on strengthening clinical-community partnerships to implement upstream work that address...

Jun 04, 2020 | Ashley Edmiston

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

Quick Take: HIV Lessons for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law has released a new resource describing contact tracing and...

Jun 04, 2020 | Kat Kelley

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

DC Health: Protocols for HIV/STI Services During COVID-19

DC Health and Wellness Center has established protocols to protect their staff and clients while maintaining access to...

Jun 04, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Pools
  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Aquatic Health and Safety Pilot Program Awardees

Kansas City, MO, Cuyahoga County, OH will use funds to strengthen aquatic facilities codes to protect the public’s...

Jun 03, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Infection prevention
  • COVID-19
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

Request for Applications: Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19 Demonstration Site Project

NACCHO, with support from CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, is pleased to provide funding for the...

Jun 03, 2020 | Christina Baum

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Webinar: Delivering Sexual Health Services in the Time of COVID-19

Webinar on providing STD clinical services during COVID-19, including home-testing for STD care, treatment, telehealth,...

Jun 03, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Police Violence
  • Press Release

Racially Driven Violence Against Black Americans Is a Public Health Issue

For Black people in the U.S., racist-driven violence is an everyday reality.

Jun 02, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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

Podcast: How COVID-19 is Impacting Sex Workers and People Who Use Drugs

Podcast from Johns Hopkins exploring impacts of COVID-19 on sex workers and people who use drugs.

Jun 01, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Healthy Food
  • COVID-19
  • Press Release

Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety Programs

Report from the Field: COVID-19 Impact on Local Retail Regulatory Food Safety Programs

May 29, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Partner Articles

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that...

Jun 04, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

Historically, medical research has failed to ethically and rigorously include...

Jun 02, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

To support local health departments in contact tracing workforce development...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

NA Co COVID Action Tracker
  • Tools & Resources
  • Policy

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is introducing a new webinar series, “Health...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

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  • Press Release
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington...

May 07, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Press Release
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

Accurate, timely, and localized data are vital resources for local health...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

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

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

This consumer fact sheet offers information for those at higher risk of severe...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

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