NACCHO Voice

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

  • Art & Creativity
  • Health in All Policies
  • Parks

Creative Placemaking: Using Arts and Parks to Improve Community Health

By Kevin Cevasco, MBA, NACCHO Intern The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with NACCHO, is identifying ways...

Dec 10, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Climate Change
  • Research & Reports

Climate and Health Risks of Liquefied Natural Gas

The years between 2005-2018 witnessed a dramatic rise in “natural” gas (methane) production in the United States,...

Dec 09, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Professor and Chair of the CDC Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Leah Devlin Shares the Biggest Risk She’s Taken as a Leader and the Greatest Reward

Dr. Devlin’s presidential leadership spans across three public health organizations—the North Carolina Association of...

Dec 04, 2019 | George Roberts

  • Epidemiology
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Infectious Disease

Cross-training for Epidemiology Surge Capacity: Lessons and Tools from Delaware General Health District

Whether monitoring travelers for Ebola, managing a large-scale foodborne outbreak, investigating environmental...

Dec 02, 2019 | Christina Baum

  • Tools & Resources
  • Extreme Weather

EPA Launches SmokeSense Data Visualization Tool

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new online tool called the Smoke Sense Data Visualization...

Nov 21, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Workforce Development

Embracing Healthy Work in Boone County

Boone County Health Department (BCHD) has been leading an interdisciplinary team to embark on a mission to gain a...

Nov 20, 2019 | Andrea Grenadier

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

How to Combat Childhood Obesity: A Detailed Guide for Parents, Children and Health Practitioners

In the early 1970s, approximately 6.1 percent of children ages 12-19 in the United States were obese, according to the...

Nov 14, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner
  • Social Determinants of Health

Transformational Leader Dr. Rex Archer Shares Important Decisions He’s Made as Director of KCMO and Errors He’s Witnessed from Other Leaders

Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH serves as the Director of Health for the City of Kansas City (KCHD), MO, and is also a past...

Nov 12, 2019 | George Roberts

  • Funding Opportunity
  • Health & Disability

2020 Technical Assistance Available to Support Disability Inclusion Efforts

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is accepting applications through Jan. 31, 2020 for its Health and Disability...

Nov 08, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Publishes Proposed Rule to Establish Laboratory Accreditation Program for Food Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to establish a program for the testing of food by accredited...

Nov 04, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

Partner Articles

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Community Engagement

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships...

NACCHO is pleased to launch the three revised assessments of Mobilizing for...

Nov 22, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships...

MAPP Roadmap
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • Opportunity

RFP: NACCHO Seeking a Graphic Designer for New MAPP 2.0...

NACCHO is seeking a qualified consultant to provide graphic design for the new...

Nov 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

RFP: NACCHO Seeking a Graphic Designer for New MAPP 2.0...

  • 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
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control
  • Infectious Disease

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

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...

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