Aedes Aegypti and Local Vector Control: Mapping out a Plan for Zika Vector...

Summertime is approaching, which means mosquito season is upon us. As the weather gets warmer, we can expect to see an increase in the...

May 31, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

  • “Not if, but When”: Experts Share Latest Zika Response Activities

    By Andrea Grenadier, Communications Specialist, NACCHO Representatives from major public health organizations addressed attendees at...

    May 02, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • Earth Day 2016: Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change at the Local Level

    By LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, NACCHO Celebrating Earth Day provides an opportunity for local health department...

    Apr 22, 2016 | NacchoVoice

  • Zika Action Plan Summit: Lessons for Local Health Departments

    On April 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the Zika Action Plan Summit to convene state, local, and tribal...

    Apr 14, 2016 | Christina Baum

  • February 2016 Shatters Global Temperature Records

    Temperature data from February 2016, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin, has led top climate scientists to warn of...

    Mar 17, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • DOH-Orange Partners with Hospitals to Conduct Specimen Collection and Testing for...

    The following post was originally published on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more information about environmental...

    Mar 17, 2016 | NacchoVoice

  • Celebrate Spring’s Arrival with Flood Safety Preparedness Planning

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit...

    Mar 17, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • The Perfect Storm: Climate Change and Zika Virus Disease

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit...

    Mar 04, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • Potential Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for...

    Given the recent rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) throughout the Americas and the presence of its vector mosquito species within...

    Feb 29, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • Aedes Aegypti and Local Vector Control: Mapping out a Plan for Zika Vector Surveillance and Control

    Summertime is approaching, which means mosquito season is upon us. As the weather gets warmer, we can expect to see an increase in the population of one of the main mosquito species transmitting the Zika virus throughout the U.S—Aedes aegypti. To help understand the range and areas most likely to be impacted by Zika, NACCHO created several maps depicting the recorded distribution […]

    May 31, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

    “Not if, but When”: Experts Share Latest Zika Response Activities

    By Andrea Grenadier, Communications Specialist, NACCHO Representatives from major public health organizations addressed attendees at the 2016 Preparedness Summit in a late-breaking session that succinctly addressed the threats of Zika virus disease, as well as the latest scientific information and front-line response activities from both states and the federal government. The numbers growing...

    May 02, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    Earth Day 2016: Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change at the Local Level

    By LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, NACCHO Celebrating Earth Day provides an opportunity for local health department (LHD) leaders and staff to reflect on and plan for the health effects of climate change. Climate change is already having global impacts; LHDs are on the front lines of ensuring the health and safety of their […]

    Apr 22, 2016 | NacchoVoice

    Zika Action Plan Summit: Lessons for Local Health Departments

    On April 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the Zika Action Plan Summit to convene state, local, and tribal representatives to improve Zika preparedness and response in the United States. Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Executive Director, and Dr. Oscar Alleyne, Senior Adviser for Public Health Programs, attended on behalf of NACCHO. I spoke […]

    Apr 14, 2016 | Christina Baum

    February 2016 Shatters Global Temperature Records

    Temperature data from February 2016, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin, has led top climate scientists to warn of a “climate emergency.” According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data, the average global surface temperature in February 2016 was 1.35 degrees Celsius warmer than the long term average for the month (established […]

    Mar 17, 2016 | Katie Regan

    DOH-Orange Partners with Hospitals to Conduct Specimen Collection and Testing for Zika Virus

    The following post was originally published on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more information about environmental health and infectious disease, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/. As local health departments prepare for cases of Zika in their communities, creative solutions and partnerships are necessary to control the spread of the virus. With recent outbreaks of...

    Mar 17, 2016 | NacchoVoice

    Celebrate Spring’s Arrival with Flood Safety Preparedness Planning

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/.  Though the official start of spring is still a week away, the season’s hallmark rainstorms have already begun to fall and raise the threat of severe flooding across the country. Flooding is a risk any time […]

    Mar 17, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    The Perfect Storm: Climate Change and Zika Virus Disease

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/.  By Andrea Grenadier, Communications Specialist, NACCHO If you were writing a popular novel designed to terrify, you could hardly come up with a better plot device than introducing Zika virus disease. A perfect storm of a...

    Mar 04, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    Potential Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Domestic Zika Virus: Workshop in Brief

    Given the recent rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) throughout the Americas and the presence of its vector mosquito species within parts of the United States, RADM Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, determined an urgent need for additional research to better characterize ZIKV, especially those […]

    Feb 29, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

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