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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  • COVID-19
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Research & Reports

Report from the Field: COVID-19 Impact on Overdose Response Activities at Local Health Departments

NACCHO released new data documenting the impact of the COVID-19 response on overdose response and prevention activities...

Jul 29, 2020 | Francis Higgins

  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

Recognizing Intersectionality and Unpacking Unconscious Bias

Public health and health policy experts agree it is imperative to identify and address health disparities and health...

Jul 28, 2020 | Kimberly Aguillard

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

A Local Health Department’s Role in Improving Black Birthing Outcomes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, the 2018 maternal...

Jul 22, 2020 | Adelaide Appiah

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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Final Reflections: NACCHO Immediate Past-President George T. Roberts, Jr.

In July 2019, when I began this journey as NACCHO President, I stood in front of over 1,300 NACCHO Annual attendees and...

Jul 19, 2020 | George Roberts

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response

HAZMAT and CBRNE Resource: the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center

The Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) provides a single point of contact for federal...

Jul 13, 2020 | Beth Hess

  • Vector Control

The Fight Against Tick-Borne Disease: How Partnering with Local Public Health Agencies can Help Protect Communities

Tick-borne diseases are increasingly threatening the health of people in the United States.

Jul 01, 2020 | Danielle Chatelain

Public Health Workers
  • Press Release

Compromising the Role of Public Health Officials Makes Our Nation Less Safe

Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Big Cities Health Coalition

Jun 15, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • 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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Contact Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

To support local health departments in contact tracing workforce development and training, NACCHO is compiling...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Recommendations

CDC Resources to Assist States with Reopening

Across America, states and localities are experiencing different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have chosen to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Partner Articles

  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Training

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

We are partnering with Climate for Health and ecoAmerica to offer an...

Jul 11, 2022 | Anu Varma

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

This video series was developed from interviews with BLOC COVID funded sites to...

Jul 06, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson, Candice Young

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has been leading the way in...

Jun 17, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with...

May 18, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

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  • Webinar
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

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

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

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  • Press Release

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the...

Apr 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

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...

Alzheimers Disease
  • Press Release

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

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO),...

Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

Applications for the program are now open from September 9 through November 15,...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

  • 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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