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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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NACCHO Recommends at Least $7.6 Billion for Contact Tracing Workforce Surge

As Congress continues to work on legislation related to the COVID-19 response, we encourage Congress to ensure...

May 12, 2020
By Theresa Spinner

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Training

Webinar Recording: 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

On May 27, the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and CDC EPIC Team hosted a webinar to help communities...

May 29, 2020 | Beth Hess

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction Services During COVID-19

To support local health department HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs, NACCHO has compiled relevant guidance and...

May 28, 2020 | Kat Kelley

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Resources for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Programs During COVID-19

Local health departments are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and their HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis...

May 28, 2020

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  • Informatics
  • Opportunity

All of Us Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data Platform

NIH's All of Us Research Program recently opened its research platform, the All of Us Researcher Workbench, for beta...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Webinar Recording: Overcoming Barriers to Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination

View the recording and slides from a virtual briefing on “Overcoming Barriers to Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination.”

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Recommendations

Interim Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

CDC released interim guidance on ways to prevent transmission of COVID-19 at syringe services programs and additional...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

MMWR: High Prevalence of HCV Among Adults at Emergency Departments

New MMWR details the results of opt-out, universal hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening in emergency departments in four...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opportunity

CDC Funding Opportunity to Support Continuity of HIV Care for Newly-Released Prison Inmates

Funding opportunity to develop effective, sustainable, and replicable program models that support continuity of HIV...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opportunity

HRSA Funding Opportunity to Support HIV Care Planning in 7 Rural EHE States

New funding opportunity to assist in the development of an integrated rural HIV health network for HIV care and...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Impact of COVID-19 on STI Services in Indiana

Findings from Indiana State Department of Health’s assessment of how COVID-19 has impacted local chlamydia and...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that...

Jun 04, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

Historically, medical research has failed to ethically and rigorously include...

Jun 02, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

To support local health departments in contact tracing workforce development...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Policy

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is introducing a new webinar series, “Health...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

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  • Press Release
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington...

May 07, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Press Release
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

Accurate, timely, and localized data are vital resources for local health...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

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

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

This consumer fact sheet offers information for those at higher risk of severe...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

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