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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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Vaccine
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Immunization

COVID Vaccine Strategy Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) have released two documents...

Sep 23, 2020 | Beth Hess

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  • COVID-19
  • School Safety

CDC Guidance Released - Indicators for School Decision Making

The CDC has released guidance that proposes core and secondary indicators that States, Tribes, Localities, Territories,...

Sep 23, 2020 | Beth Hess

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  • Tools & Resources

National Preparedness Month 2020: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Week four of National Preparedness Month reminds us to include the whole family in disaster planning—including children...

Sep 23, 2020 | Beth Hess

Advocacy Against Asbestos Exposure during Mesothelioma Awareness Day

This year, September 26 marks the 17th anniversary of Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD), and sparks an opportunity for...

Sep 23, 2020

  • Vector Control

Response Requested for Second Nationwide Assessment of Local Vector Control Organizations

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will administer the second...

Sep 23, 2020

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease

Webinar Recording: Intro to CDC's Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP) Online Course

The recording and slides from NACCHO's webinar, "Intro to CDC's Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP) Online...

Sep 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Influenza

Gear Up for Flu Season!

CDC has published a range of resources - including social media messaging, key talking points, videos, and widgets -...

Sep 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • Climate Change

Insight into Climate Change & Local Preparedness Efforts with NACCHO

In the present moment, and mere days before World Environmental Health Day on September 26, the intersection between...

Sep 22, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

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  • Press Release

California's Dr. Cameron Kaiser Elected to NACCHO's Board of Directors

California Local Health Department Official Dr. Cameron Kaiser Elected to the Board of Directors of the National...

Sep 22, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans with a Health Equity Focus

National Preparedness Month is an opportunity for us to pause and think about how our own health departments can plan...

Sep 22, 2020 | Jennifer C. Kertanis

Partner Articles

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...

Wildfire
  • 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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  • 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:...

Ao U Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • Informatics
  • Opportunity

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • 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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  • Tools & Resources
  • 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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