National Immunization Awareness Month: Local Health Departments Celebrate and...

By Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, NACCHO President and Chief Public Health Officer for the Cambridge (MA) Public Health Department Vaccines...

Aug 16, 2016 | NacchoVoice

  • New Factsheet: Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

    NACCHO recently released a new fact sheet titled, Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit. This fact sheet provides key...

    Aug 12, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New NACCHO Radiation Resources for Local Health Departments

    Radiation preparedness is no longer just a necessity for jurisdictions neighboring nuclear facilities. In fact, there is concern from...

    Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Virtual Congressional Briefing on Zika Virus and its Potential Impact on Public...

    The Washington Global Health Alliance and the Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation (IHME) invite you to “Zika Virus: A brief...

    Jul 05, 2016 | Katie Dwyer

  • Data into Action: Getting Your Data off the Shelf and into the Community

    This is the third in a series of NACCHO Annual preview posts, which feature interviews with and essays from presenters in advance of...

    Jul 01, 2016 | NacchoVoice

  • Johnston County Public Health Department: “Everything Is Public Health”

    Johnston County Health Department serves as the “physician for the community” for eleven towns and 168,878 residents just southeast of...

    May 24, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

  • New Evaluation Tool for Improving Disability Inclusion

    The BMC Public Health Journal recently published a study on the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII), a new survey tool promoting...

    May 17, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Using MAPP to Improve Community Resilience

    Over the past two years, ASPR and NACCHO have been working together to identify and test ways in which local health departments can...

    Apr 12, 2016 | Stephen Maheux

  • National Immunization Awareness Month: Local Health Departments Celebrate and Promote Vaccination

    By Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, NACCHO President and Chief Public Health Officer for the Cambridge (MA) Public Health Department Vaccines are one of the most important achievements in public health and have prevented wide-scale illness and death since their conception. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million […]

    Aug 16, 2016 | NacchoVoice

    New Factsheet: Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

    NACCHO recently released a new fact sheet titled, Radiological Sheltering Tabletop Exercise Toolkit. This fact sheet provides key details on the new toolkit developed by the NACCHO preparedness team in collaboration with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applicable for local health departments (LHDs) at all levels of planning, this resource is designed for LHD staff to […]

    Aug 12, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New NACCHO Radiation Resources for Local Health Departments

    Radiation preparedness is no longer just a necessity for jurisdictions neighboring nuclear facilities. In fact, there is concern from experts that the threat of a radiological emergency is growing across the nation. Moreover, there are readily available and often poorly protected radioactive materials in use throughout military, academic, research and industrial agencies1. While the probability...

    Jul 19, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Virtual Congressional Briefing on Zika Virus and its Potential Impact on Public Health

    The Washington Global Health Alliance and the Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation (IHME) invite you to “Zika Virus: A brief overview and its potential impact on public health” on Wednesday, July 6th from 3 to 4 pm ET (CT 2-3:00 PM, PT Noon-1:00 PM). This informal briefing, held in collaboration with Representatives Adam Smith, Sheila Jackson-Lee, […]

    Jul 05, 2016 | Katie Dwyer

    Data into Action: Getting Your Data off the Shelf and into the Community

    This is the third in a series of NACCHO Annual preview posts, which feature interviews with and essays from presenters in advance of NACCHO Annual 2016. This post offers a preview of the session, “Data to Action: Getting Your Data off the Shelf and into the Community.” Read the other posts in the series. Learn more […]

    Jul 01, 2016 | NacchoVoice

    Johnston County Public Health Department: “Everything Is Public Health”

    Johnston County Health Department serves as the “physician for the community” for eleven towns and 168,878 residents just southeast of the Research Triangle region in North Carolina’s Piedmont. The department is led by Heath Director Dr. Marilyn Pearson, who started at Johnston County as the primary care clinic’s first physician. A well-respected and admired community member, Dr. Pearson leads...

    May 24, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

    New Evaluation Tool for Improving Disability Inclusion

    The BMC Public Health Journal recently published a study on the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII), a new survey tool promoting disability inclusion in community health initiatives. The CHII was created to assist public health professionals and organizations to better understand the needs of and develop new initiatives for individuals with disabilities living in their communities. The...

    May 17, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Using MAPP to Improve Community Resilience

    Over the past two years, ASPR and NACCHO have been working together to identify and test ways in which local health departments can improve resilience in their communities. In March 2015, three local health departments were selected as test sites for a pilot program designed to test whether “Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships” (MAPP) […]

    Apr 12, 2016 | Stephen Maheux

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