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

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month: Harm Reduction as Prevention

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, an opportunity to acknowledge the impact of substance use in the...

Oct 22, 2020 | Shalesha Majors

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention

Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Technical Assistance Center has developed a...

Oct 14, 2020 | Beth Hess

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  • COVID-19
  • Global Health
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

NACCHO Exchange: Global Health

In this issue of NACCHO Exchange, we share global approaches to some of our greatest challenges; including COVID-19,...

Sep 10, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • COVID-19
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Recommendations

Report: Solutions for Local Leaders to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being During and Post-COVID-19

Well Being Trust and the de Beaumont Foundation released a new mental health action guide for local leaders to...

Aug 27, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Awards & Recognition

NACCHO Announces 2020 Promising Practice Award Winners

This year, 36 local health department programs have been recognized as a Promising Practice, which demonstrate exciting...

Jul 16, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

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

SAMHSA Authorizes Some Grantees to Use Funds for HIV and Hepatitis Self-Test Kits

SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has authorized its Minority AIDS Initiative grantees to temporarily use...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

  • Behavioral Health
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Opportunity

Request for Information: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder in Maternal Health

As part of the Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking (PRISM) project, implemented in partnership with the...

Feb 18, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Highlights: NACCHO Represents Local Public Health at STD Engage

STD Engage 2019: Innovate. Impact. Empower was held in Alexandria, VA, November 19-22, 2019. The conference brought...

Dec 04, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Funding Opportunity: Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released details for a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for...

Nov 27, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • Funding Opportunity
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Community Prevention Navigator

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is now accepting applications for the Substance Abuse and...

Nov 13, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Partner Articles

  • 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
  • Opportunity
  • Performance Improvement

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...

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  • 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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  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

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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  • COVID-19
  • 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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  • COVID-19
  • 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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

Greener Parks for Health

National Recreation and Park Association releases new Greener Parks for Health...

Jul 13, 2020

Greener Parks for Health

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