Promote the Importance of Vaccines during National Immunization Awareness Month

The following post was originally published on NACCHO’s new Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. The blog offers the latest...

Aug 12, 2015 | NacchoVoice

  • President Obama Unveils Final Version of the Clean Power Plan

    President Obama and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced on August 3 the final version of...

    Aug 03, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • CDC Releases Report on Lyme Disease Expansion

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease has significantly expanded in the United...

    Jul 28, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • 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 of...

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • What to Know about Summer Weather and Lyme Disease

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

    Jul 08, 2015 | Guest Author

  • NACCHO Staff Author Article about Arboviral Surveillance

    NACCHO staff authored the article “Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United...

    Jul 07, 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 study adds that...

    Jun 26, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • White House Fact Sheet Details Actions to Protect Communities from the Impacts of...

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

    Apr 08, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Rising Number of Chikungunya Cases Pose Significant U.S. Public Health Threat

    by Andrew Roszak, JDA, MPA, Senior Director, and Lisa Brown, MPH, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and...

    Dec 17, 2014 | Lisa Brown

  • Promote the Importance of Vaccines during National Immunization Awareness Month

    The following post was originally published on NACCHO’s new Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. The blog offers the latest news, resources, tools, and events for local health departments on issues such as climate change, vector-borne and infectious diseases, foodborne illnesses, and immunization. Visit the blog at http://essentialelements.naccho.org/. Rates of vaccine-preventable diseases...

    Aug 12, 2015 | NacchoVoice

    President Obama Unveils Final Version of the Clean Power Plan

    President Obama and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced on August 3 the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which establishes national standards to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. The revised plan takes into account input EPA received during the public comment period for the original proposal. The final plan […]

    Aug 03, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    CDC Releases Report on Lyme Disease Expansion

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease has significantly expanded in the United States over the past few decades. There are now 17 states considered at high risk in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Lyme disease is most commonly found in Wisconsin and on the East Coast, especially in Connecticut. But […]

    Jul 28, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    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 of surveillance funding, mosquitoes are developing into more than an irritating pest—instead they pose a major threat to public health in the United States. Arboviral surveillance funding has decreased by nearly two-thirds in the […]

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    What to Know about Summer Weather and Lyme Disease

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

    Jul 08, 2015 | Guest Author

    NACCHO Staff Author Article about Arboviral Surveillance

    NACCHO staff authored the article “Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United States,” appearing in the July 2015 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Authors examine how before 1999, the United States had no appropriated funding for arboviral surveillance, and many states conducted no such surveillance. After emergence of West Nile...

    Jul 07, 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 study adds that addressing this issue is one of the best opportunities to improve health in the 21st century. The report outlines the specific threats climate change poses to human health. Direct threats include heat […]

    Jun 26, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    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 administration is undertaking to better understand, communicate, and reduce the health impacts of climate change. These actions include: Convening stakeholders: The White House this week is holding a series of meetings with health and medical […]

    Apr 08, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Rising Number of Chikungunya Cases Pose Significant U.S. Public Health Threat

    by Andrew Roszak, JDA, MPA, Senior Director, and Lisa Brown, MPH, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response The end of the year is fast approaching and people across the country are focused on shopping, cold weather, and holiday celebrations. As Christmas trees are going up and snowstorms are already battering much of […]

    Dec 17, 2014 | Lisa Brown

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