The Role of Local Public Health in Healthcare Critical Infrastructure Protection

Continuity of healthcare and public health services are critical to response and recovery following a disaster or emergency....

Oct 21, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Suspicious Biological Outbreaks: Benefits of Conducting Joint Law Enforcement and...

    By Kelly Shannon, Crim-Epi Program Manager, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) Biological Countermeasures  Combating...

    Oct 15, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Lessons for Local Health Departments from the International Conference on Emerging...

    The International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) was held in Atlanta at the end of August and Jackie Lawler, an...

    Oct 13, 2015 | Christina Baum

  • NACCHO Interviews a Local Health Department Disease Intervention Specialist to...

    October 2, 2015 is National Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day, a day that is celebrated annually on the first...

    Oct 02, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Celebrate World Environmental Health Day Sept. 26

    Ensuring the public’s health is a multifaceted challenge requiring expertise in more than just the health threats that come from...

    Sep 24, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Resources Available for National Food Safety Month 2015

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

    Sep 17, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Environmental Health and Accreditation in Indian River County, FL

    By Julianne Price, Environmental Health Coordinator, Florida Department of Health in Indian River County Environmental health...

    Sep 15, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • New Fact Sheet Examines Role of Environmental Health in Public Health Accreditation

    The Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB’s) national voluntary accreditation program advances the quality and...

    Sep 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • The Role of Local Public Health in Healthcare Critical Infrastructure Protection

    Continuity of healthcare and public health services are critical to response and recovery following a disaster or emergency. Strengthening and protecting healthcare and public critical infrastructure requires coordinated preparedness planning and response among public and private sector stakeholders. To better understand the role of local health departments (LHDs) in healthcare and public health...

    Oct 21, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    Suspicious Biological Outbreaks: Benefits of Conducting Joint Law Enforcement and Public Health Investigations

    By Kelly Shannon, Crim-Epi Program Manager, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) Biological Countermeasures  Combating the Biological Threat In the last 30 years, there have been numerous deliberate biological threat incidents, from the Rajneeshi cult food contamination in 1984[1], to the Anthrax letters in 2001, to any number of recent ricin letter mass mailings.  The […]

    Oct 15, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    Lessons for Local Health Departments from the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

    The International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) was held in Atlanta at the end of August and Jackie Lawler, an epidemiologist at the Orange County Health Department in New York and a member of NACCHO’s Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Workgroup, attended as the NACCHO partner representative on the ICEID 2015 Scientific Program Committee. […]

    Oct 13, 2015 | Christina Baum

    NACCHO Interviews a Local Health Department Disease Intervention Specialist to Celebrate DIS Recognition Day

    October 2, 2015 is National Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day, a day that is celebrated annually on the first Friday in October to recognize this critical part of the public health workforce. The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) led the development of DIS Recognition Day four years ago to celebrate and honor the often […]

    Oct 02, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    Celebrate World Environmental Health Day Sept. 26

    Ensuring the public’s health is a multifaceted challenge requiring expertise in more than just the health threats that come from within. As the United States continues to experience increasing numbers of severe weather events and national foodborne illness outbreaks, the nation’s environmental health is pushed front and center. Addressing environmental health issues such as climate...

    Sep 24, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Resources Available for National Food Safety Month 2015

    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 Katie Regan, Communications Specialist, NACCHO For much of the general public, the local health department is the place that inspects restaurants and assigns letter grades based on cleanliness. In reality, of course, the...

    Sep 17, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    Environmental Health and Accreditation in Indian River County, FL

    By Julianne Price, Environmental Health Coordinator, Florida Department of Health in Indian River County Environmental health professionals who don’t have a seat at their local table for accreditation efforts should pull up a chair and join the group. For many years, the environmental health profession has held fast to the roots of enforcement and regulation. […]

    Sep 15, 2015 | Katie Regan

    New Fact Sheet Examines Role of Environmental Health in Public Health Accreditation

    The Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB’s) national voluntary accreditation program advances the quality and performance of public health departments. The accreditation program measures health department performance against nationally recognized, practice-focused, and evidence-based standards. It documents the capacity of health departments to deliver the three core functions of...

    Sep 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

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