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

Member Spotlight: Health and Human Services Director Chris Dobbins Shares His Nontraditional Path into Public Health and Highlights the Success of the Gaston Youth Connected Program

Interview by Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO NACCHO’s Member Spotlight series features interviews with...

Feb 12, 2018 | nacchovoice

Influenza Season: Resources and Information for Local Health Departments

This story originally ran in NACCHO’s Preparedness Brief. Flu season is upon us. The Centers for Disease Control...

Feb 09, 2018 | nacchovoice

Public Health Advocacy: Informing Lawmakers about What Matters Most in Our Communities

By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas The...

Feb 05, 2018 | nacchovoice

Cincinnati Health Department: Smoke-free Housing Implementation Success Story

By Tonia Smith, Tobacco Free Living Coordinator, Cincinnati Health Department By engaging residents at each step in the...

Feb 01, 2018 | nacchovoice

Member Spotlight: Chief Executive Officer George Roberts Discusses the Importance of Community Engagement and Public Health Value Messaging

Interview by Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO NACCHO’s Member Spotlight series features interviews with...

Jan 22, 2018 | nacchovoice

Leveraging Existing Resources to Achieve Breastfeeding Equity

By Emily Bernard, IBCLC, NACCHO Consultant; Barb Hawkins Palmer, KCHD, Executive Director of Healthy Kent; Bonita Agee,...

Jan 18, 2018 | nacchovoice

Public Health Policy: What to Watch in 2018

NACCHO’s government affairs team has provided a forecast of what to expect in public health policy in 2018. The...

Jan 08, 2018 | nacchovoice

2017 LHD of the Year Award Winners Bridge the Gap between Clinical Medicine and Population Health

By Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO Local health departments (LHDs) across the nation work tirelessly...

Jan 02, 2018 | nacchovoice

Health Equity Matters: Bridging the Gap between Underserved Populations and Access to Care

By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas...

Dec 22, 2017 | nacchovoice

The Opioid Epidemic in 2018: Where Do We Go from Here?

By Ian Goldstein, Government Affairs Specialist, NACCHO The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates...

Dec 13, 2017 | nacchovoice

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NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

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May 18, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

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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

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Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

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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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NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

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Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

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Apr 07, 2021 | Guest Author

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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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