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

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Naloxone Training Saves Lives: Addressing Heroin Overdoses in Portage County, Ohio

Deaths caused by heroin overdoses are on the rise in Portage County, OH. Since 2011, data from the coroner’s office...

Jul 07, 2016 | Guest Author

Lessons from Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters: An Interview with Ana-Marie Jones, Part 2

Coordinated by Susan Sloan, Performance Management Specialist, Whatcom County (WA) Health Department and NACCHO Risk...

Apr 27, 2016 | Guest Author

National Infant Immunization Week—Making it Matter at the Local Level

By Nancy Messonnier, MD, MPH, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease...

Apr 18, 2016 | Guest Author

Talk About Sexual Health During STD Awareness Month

By Kendra Weindling, STI/HIV Program Supervisor, Richmond City (VA) Health District April is STD Awareness Month, which...

Apr 11, 2016 | Guest Author

Balancing Transparency and Integrity: How We Changed Public Notification of Potential Outbreaks

The second half of 2015 felt like all foodborne illness, all the time. In the summer, we dealt with a statewide...

Apr 07, 2016 | Guest Author

Lessons from Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters: An Interview with Ana-Marie Jones, Part 1

Coordinated by Susan Sloan, Performance Management Specialist, Whatcom County (WA) Health Department and NACCHO Risk...

Apr 05, 2016 | Guest Author

CDC Provides New Statistics on the Prevalence of Disability in Children

By Erin Linden, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow New findings were published on March 11, 2016 in the CDC’s...

Apr 04, 2016 | Guest Author

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Meeting People Where They’re At: Harm Reduction at the Red Door Clinic

At Hennepin County’s Public Health Clinic, the Red Door, harm reduction plays an important role in providing services....

Mar 29, 2016 | Guest Author

NACCHO Launches Updated Health and Disability Toolkit

By Meredith Williams, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow The NACCHO Health and Disability Team has launched an updated...

Mar 23, 2016 | Guest Author

Eastern Panhandle HPV Prevention Project Represented at the West Virginia HPV Summit

By Dr. Diana Gaviria, Health Officer, and Christina Jackson, Health Promotions Coordinator, Berkeley County (WV) Health...

Mar 16, 2016 | Guest Author

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2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
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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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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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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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CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

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Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

SYNC 2020, the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, is...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

NCSD and NACCHO are pleased to offer several full scholarships for DIS to...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

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Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

Social media toolkit for National HIV Testing Day, a day to raise awareness...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

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Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the opioid crisis,...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

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The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

Since its launch, the All of Us Research Program has enrolled more than 350,000...

Jun 11, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

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NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a technical assistance...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

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NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) released STD TAC Billing...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

Part 4 in a series of webinars discussing at-home HIV & STI testing at health...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

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