NACCHO Voice

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

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NACCHO Recommends at Least $7.6 Billion for Contact Tracing Workforce Surge

As Congress continues to work on legislation related to the COVID-19 response, we encourage Congress to ensure...

May 12, 2020
By Theresa Spinner

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

Interim STD Treatment Recommendations During COVID-19 for Symptomatic Patients

New resource summarizing CDC’s STD treatment guidance for when in-person clinical exams are limited, including during...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Food Safety & Inspection

COVID-19 Impact on Local Retail Regulatory Food Safety Programs

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the operations of health departments across the country. Local Health departments’...

May 26, 2020 | Amy Chang

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Access to HIV, STI, & Hepatitis Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Check out this running list of journal articles and survey findings on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV, STI,...

May 26, 2020 | Rebekah Horowitz

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Emergency Response
  • Epidemiology

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (May 18-22)

This blog highlights COVID-19 guidance/news, tools and resources, and training opportunities that NACCHO compiled...

May 21, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Emergency Response

Medical Operations Coordination Cells (MOCCs) Toolkit

The Medical Operations Coordination Cells (MOCCs) Toolkit offers flexible and modifiable guidance, developed by the...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Webinar
  • Emergency Response

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Healthcare System Operations Strategies and Experiences

ASPR TRACIE, in collaboration with the HHS/FEMA COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force, hosted a webinar on May 11,...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Pandemic Resilience Supplement
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Recommendations

Pandemic Resilience: Getting It Done - A Supplement to the Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience

As a follow-up to the “Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience,” which calls for massively scaled up programs of testing,...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Recommendations

CDC Resources to Assist States with Reopening

Across America, states and localities are experiencing different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have chosen to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

New CDC Webpage on Liver Disease and COVID-19

CDC has published a new webpage that includes information about the risk of COVID-19 for people with chronic liver...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

Journal Article: Sexual Health in the Era of COVID-19

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a new article on sexual health in the SARS-COV-2 era.

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Partner Articles

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that...

Jun 04, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

Historically, medical research has failed to ethically and rigorously include...

Jun 02, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

To support local health departments in contact tracing workforce development...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Policy

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is introducing a new webinar series, “Health...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

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  • Press Release
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington...

May 07, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Press Release
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

Accurate, timely, and localized data are vital resources for local health...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

This consumer fact sheet offers information for those at higher risk of severe...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

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