NACCHO Voice

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

Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack...

Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

Three New Reports Offer Recommendations for Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center has released series of...

Jul 13, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

Needle-Exchange Programs Could Prevent HIV Outbreaks, Experts Say in New England Journal of Medicine Article

In a June 24 New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Chris Beyrer, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...

Jun 30, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

New Study Says Climate Change May Undermine Last Half-Century of Health Improvements

A new report by The Lancet says that climate change may undermine the last half-century of health gains. However, the...

Jun 26, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

White House Hosts Summit on Climate Change and Health

On June 23, NACCHO Executive Director LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, joined hundreds of attendees at the White House Summit...

Jun 25, 2015 | Guest Author

Preparing Communities for Summer Weather Threats

With the sunshine and warm weather that summertime brings, comes severe heat and storms. Many communities in the...

Jun 18, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

How Local Health Departments Can Use “Flu Near You”

This year’s flu season might be winding down, but the 2015-2016 flu season is right around the corner. Local health...

May 06, 2015 | Admin

NACCHO Podcast Series Explores the National Health Security Strategy

Earlier this year, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) released a revised...

Apr 30, 2015 | Mary Hodges

White House Fact Sheet Details Actions to Protect Communities from the Impacts of Climate Change

A new White House fact sheet released as part of National Public Health Week outlines a series of actions the Obama...

Apr 08, 2015 | Katie Regan

Smallpox Vaccines: CDC Guidance and Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

By Jennifer Alton, Vice President of Government Affairs, Bavarian Nordic The tragic Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a...

Apr 08, 2015 | Guest Author

Partner Articles

  • Food Safety & Inspection
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New NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program...

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is excited to announce...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

New NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program...

  • COVID-19

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the U.S....

Associate Professor, Erika Martin and Betty Bekemeier (University of Washington...

Apr 07, 2021 | Guest Author

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the U.S....

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Accreditation & Quality Improvement
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Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting...

NACCHO is pleased to announced the release of three Request for Proposals to...

Feb 17, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting...

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  • Climate Change
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Policy

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners in Calling on the...

NACCHO joins leading public health organizations in signing a declaration...

Jan 27, 2021 | Anu Varma

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners in Calling on the...

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  • COVID-19
  • Health in All Policies
  • Leadership
  • Workforce Development

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is the importance of preparedness....

Jan 15, 2021 | Guest Author

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

  • Tools & Resources
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Promoting Healthy Weight Success Stories & New Online...

The CHOICES Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health launched...

Dec 26, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Promoting Healthy Weight Success Stories & New Online...

Water Fountain
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

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NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

NACCHO and CFP are seeking 10-15 state, local, tribal, and territorial health...

Oct 13, 2020 | Anu Varma

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

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  • Press Release
  • Climate Change
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

NACCHO partners with Children’s Environmental Health Network for CEH Day 2020.

Sep 28, 2020 | Guest Author

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

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  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A...

Sep 21, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
  • Opportunity
  • Social Determinants of Health

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021...

Jul 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

The American Lung Association has developed a new fact sheet in Spanish to...

Jul 15, 2020

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

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