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

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NACCHO Announces 2021 Model and Promising Practice Award Winners

Today, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000...

Jul 06, 2021
By Theresa Spinner

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Every Step of the Way Through the First 1,000 Days: The Launch of the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Blueprint

August is National Breastfeeding Month! This year’s theme, “Every Step of the Way,” focuses on the importance of...

Aug 02, 2021 | Harumi Reis-Reilly, Erika Ennis

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Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Rebuilding Public Health Infrastructure

On Tuesday, July 27, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing entitled “The...

Jul 30, 2021 | Jackie Weinrich

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White House, Bipartisan Congress Group Reaches Deal on Major Infrastructure Bill

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group in Congress and the Biden administration came to an agreement on details for the...

Jul 30, 2021 | Silvio Renna

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability
  • Opportunity

Help National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability Build an Accessible and Inclusive Online Health Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with Lakeshore Foundation and NCHPAD are currently looking for...

Jul 30, 2021

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  • Emergency Response
  • Extreme Weather
  • Water Quality

NACCHO and CDC Technical Assistance Helps Local Ohio Jurisdiction Prepare for Water Emergencies

To improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) emergency preparedness and response efforts at local health...

Jul 30, 2021 | Emily D'Angelo

  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

Disability Language Guidance

The use of language and words describing people with disability has changed over time. Be aware of the meaning behind...

Jul 30, 2021 | Guest Author

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations
  • Vector Control

NACCHO's Practical Guide to Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity

A new NACCHO resource provides information on establishing baseline activities for local mosquito control as well as...

Jul 29, 2021 | Anu Varma

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

New Guidance Issued on “Long COVID” and Disability Rights

The new guidance is on the HHS website and on the DOJ website.

Jul 27, 2021

  • Opportunity

Johns Hopkins PHASE internship program Call for Projects

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is now recruiting for projects for the 2021-2022 PHASE Internship...

Jul 27, 2021 | Guest Author

New Coalition Formed to Modernize and Advance the U.S. Public Health System

The Bipartisan Policy Center announced the formation of a new coalition of organizations working together to develop a...

Jul 26, 2021 | Guest Author

Partner Articles

  • COVID-19

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the U.S....

Associate Professor, Erika Martin and Betty Bekemeier (University of Washington...

Apr 07, 2021 | Guest Author

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the U.S....

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Accreditation & Quality Improvement
  • Opportunity
  • 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
  • Health in All Policies
  • Leadership
  • Workforce Development

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is the importance of preparedness....

Jan 15, 2021 | Guest Author

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

  • Tools & Resources
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Promoting Healthy Weight Success Stories & New Online...

The CHOICES Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health launched...

Dec 26, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Promoting Healthy Weight Success Stories & New Online...

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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...

Covid
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A...

Sep 21, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
  • Opportunity
  • Social Determinants of Health

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021...

Jul 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

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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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