Safe Storage of Firearms Prevents Suicide

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

Dec 15, 2014 | NacchoVoice

  • Consideration of the Intersection of Local Public Health Emergency Preparedness...

    Nov 06, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

  • Can Social Media Help Public Health Officials Monitor Disease Outbreaks?

    It would seem that the exchange of health information on social media and the Internet is an obvious opportunity to gain insight into...

    Apr 18, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Leveraging Partnerships between Local Health Departments and Pharmacies: Bringing...

    Given budget cuts and staffing shortages, local health departments (LHDs) are asked to do more with less. Leveraging previously...

    Apr 11, 2014 | Erin Roberts

  • NACCHO’s 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments Shows Continued Funding...

    On Jan. 21, NACCHO released the report of findings and data from the 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile)...

    Jan 28, 2014 | Frances Bevington

  • Initial 2013 Profile Study Shows Slow Economic Rebound at Local Health Departments

    By Sarah Newman, MPH, Research and Evaluation Analyst, NACCHO NACCHO periodically surveys a representative sample of America’s 2,800...

    Sep 11, 2013 | NacchoVoice

  • The Profile Study at Work

    By Carolyn Leep, Senior Director of Research and Evaluation, NACCHO Ever wonder what NACCHO does with data from that Profile survey...

    May 01, 2013 | NacchoVoice

  • A Vision for Implementing Health Reform in Oregon

    This post was originally published on the Public Health Newswire as part of a series on the impact of the Affordable Care Act written...

    Apr 10, 2013 | NacchoVoice

  • Safe Storage of Firearms Prevents Suicide

    By Tony Gomez, BS, RS, Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention, Public Health Seattle & King County; Clinical Faculty Instructor, University of Washington, School of Public Health There is an urgent public health need to reduce suicide rates in the United States. There were 40,600 suicides in 2012, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death.1 […]

    Dec 15, 2014 | NacchoVoice

    Consideration of the Intersection of Local Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planning and the Affordable Care Act

    Nov 06, 2014 | Guest Author

    Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly affected through increased transmission and geographic expansion of diseases spread by insects, compromised air, water, and food quality. For example, bacterial counts in the water surrounding coastal communities tend to spike dramatically following heavy rainfall. Not...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

    Can Social Media Help Public Health Officials Monitor Disease Outbreaks?

    It would seem that the exchange of health information on social media and the Internet is an obvious opportunity to gain insight into emerging disease outbreaks. With new initiatives like Google Flu Trends and HealthMap, there are more ways than ever before to monitor outbreaks. But how useful are these initiatives for public health practitioners who are trying to detect emerging diseases in...

    Apr 18, 2014 | Guest Author

    Leveraging Partnerships between Local Health Departments and Pharmacies: Bringing Rapid Diagnostic Testing to Community Pharmacies

    Given budget cuts and staffing shortages, local health departments (LHDs) are asked to do more with less. Leveraging previously underutilized community resources has become vital to promoting community health. Increasingly, community pharmacies are recognized as one such valuable healthcare resource. Staffed with highly-trained healthcare professionals, community pharmacies are also widely...

    Apr 11, 2014 | Erin Roberts

    NACCHO’s 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments Shows Continued Funding Cuts for Preparedness

    On Jan. 21, NACCHO released the report of findings and data from the 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study, demonstrating continued funding cuts across several programmatic areas at local health departments (LHDs), including emergency preparedness

    Jan 28, 2014 | Frances Bevington

    Initial 2013 Profile Study Shows Slow Economic Rebound at Local Health Departments

    By Sarah Newman, MPH, Research and Evaluation Analyst, NACCHO NACCHO periodically surveys a representative sample of America’s 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) to measure the impact of the economic recession on LHDs. This year, we included questions regarding budget cuts, job losses, and program reductions as a part of the 2013 National Profile of Local […]

    Sep 11, 2013 | NacchoVoice

    The Profile Study at Work

    By Carolyn Leep, Senior Director of Research and Evaluation, NACCHO Ever wonder what NACCHO does with data from that Profile survey that took you so long to complete? From January through March, approximately 2,000 local health departments (LHDs) completed the National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) survey. Profile is a comprehensive (read “long”) survey […]

    May 01, 2013 | NacchoVoice

    A Vision for Implementing Health Reform in Oregon

    This post was originally published on the Public Health Newswire as part of a series on the impact of the Affordable Care Act written by contributing authors with varying public health perspectives. This piece is from Lillian Shirley, MPA, MPH, Director of the Multnomah County Health Department and NACCHO’s immediate past president. She shares how […]

    Apr 10, 2013 | NacchoVoice

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