NACCHO Voice

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

On-Road Use of ATVs Poses Substantial Safety Risks

By Stephen Oesch Hundreds die each year in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes on public roads. Unfortunately, more...

Mar 17, 2015 | NacchoVoice

Steps to Implementing Drug Abuse Prevention Programs in Local Health Departments

By Sheri Lawal, MPH, CHES, Program Analyst, Injury and Violence Prevention, NACCHO The National Institute on Drug Abuse...

Mar 11, 2015 | NacchoVoice

Naloxone Saves Lives in Cuyahoga County

The death toll from accidental drug overdose may have been much higher this year if not for a life-saving drug called...

Feb 24, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

Restoring the Village

Youth and gang violence is a significant issue that impacts many communities across the United States, including Ft....

Jan 12, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

“Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall”

The 3rd Annual "Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall," a falls prevention conference for older adults, was held on October...

Dec 19, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

Safe Storage of Firearms Prevents Suicide

By Tony Gomez, BS, RS, Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention, Public Health Seattle & King County; Clinical...

Dec 15, 2014 | NacchoVoice

NIDA and NACCHO Help Teens Shatter the Myths about Drugs and Drug Abuse

By Brian Marquis, Public Liaison Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Sheri Lawal, MPH, CHES, Program...

Jun 17, 2014 | NacchoVoice

Lancaster County: From Injury to Prevention

This NACCHO Stories From the Field Video explores the Safe Kids Program in Lincoln/Lancaster County, NE and the...

Mar 13, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

Survive and Thrive Prepares New and Aspiring Leaders in Local Public Health

NACCHO’s Survive and Thrive is a 12-month program that prepares new and aspiring local health officials with the...

Dec 23, 2013 | Kim Grimmick

Making the Case for Local Injury and Violence Prevention

By Sheri Lawal, MPH, CHES, Program Analyst, Violence and Injury Prevention, NACCHO The following is adapted from a...

Nov 13, 2013 | NacchoVoice

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BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Central District Health Department

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Sep 11, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Central District Health Department

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BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Calhoun County Health Department

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Sep 08, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Calhoun County Health Department

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Getting into the Groove: School-Located Vaccination...

NACCHO’s Immunization team has developed the School-Located Vaccination Clinic...

Aug 31, 2023 | Kayla Miller, PHAP

Getting into the Groove: School-Located Vaccination...

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New Resource: A Guide to Aligning Healthy People 2030...

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Aug 14, 2023 | Andrea Grenadier

New Resource: A Guide to Aligning Healthy People 2030...

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BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Pima County

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Aug 14, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Pima County

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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted what we already know to be true: higher-risk...

Aug 10, 2023 | Dominique Baradaran, MSM, Interim Chief of Community Health, Oklahoma City- County Health Department

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BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Brownsville

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Aug 07, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Brownsville

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