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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

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Vaccines, Testing, and Medical Supplies

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing: “Road to Recovery: Ramping Up COVID-19...

Feb 04, 2021
By Cameron Etessami

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  • Training

Recap: 2021 Preparedness Summit

The 2021 Preparedness Summit, presented virtually April 13 to 15, offered the 1,100 engaging with the conference a...

Apr 16, 2021 | Beth Hess

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  • Podcast

Podcast from Washington: Maternal and Child Health During a Pandemic

Ian Goldstein speaks with Susan Pinnock, nursing supervisor for the maternal, child, and family program at the...

Apr 16, 2021 | Ian Goldstein

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

Congenital Syphilis on the Rise; 1,870 Cases are Up 279% from 2015

Congenital syphilis (CS) is a disease that occurs when a pregnant person with syphilis passes the infection on to the...

Apr 16, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

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  • COVID-19

Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee Holds Hearing with HHS Secretary

On April 15, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education...

Apr 15, 2021 | Cameron Etessami

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  • COVID-19

House Subcommittee Holds COVID Hearing with Federal Health Officials

On April 15, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held the hearing, “Reaching The Light At The End...

Apr 15, 2021 | Cameron Etessami

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

National Trans HIV Testing Day is April 18

CDC’s NHBS-Trans report found that 42% of transgender women surveyed in seven major US cities have HIV.

Apr 15, 2021 | Guest Author, Julia Zigman

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  • Access to Care
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

Black Maternal Health Week: Building Awareness

In the United States, Black women are 3-5 times more likely to die in childbirth than white women.

Apr 15, 2021 | Adelaide Appiah

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar

Resource Roundup: New Guidance on Disinfection, Webinar on Children's Environmental Health During COVID-19, and More

See NACCHO's roundup of EH and COVID-19 resources.

Apr 13, 2021 | Anu Varma

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Performance Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health

NACCHO Launches New Toolkit to Guide Healthy People 2030 in Community Health Improvement

This new tool will provide guidance in using the Healthy People 2030 objectives and targets at the local level in a...

Apr 13, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

STD Roadmap
  • Tools & Resources
  • Access to Care
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Infectious Disease

The STD QCS Planning Toolkit: Easy to Use, Helpful to Utilize

NACCHO, in partnership with CDC, has released the STD QCS Planning Toolkit, a marvelous and easy-to-use assessment tool...

Apr 12, 2021 | Guest Author, Barbara Wilgus, MSN, CRNP, Program Administrator, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins

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...

Water Fountain
  • 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...

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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