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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  • Infectious Disease

One Health Day 2021: Connecting Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional,...

Nov 03, 2021 | Kimberly Nalley

The CDC Updates Blood Lead Reference Value (BLRV) From 5.0 Micrograms per Deciliter (μg/dL) to 3.5 (μg/dL) in Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an update to the Blood Lead Reference Value (BLRV) from 5.0...

Oct 28, 2021

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  • Infection Prevention and Control Champions

Member Spotlight: DuPage County HAI Team Recognized as NACCHO Infection Prevention and Control Champion

NACCHO recognizes the DuPage County Health Department (Illinois), Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) team as its...

Oct 19, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Requests Protection of Public Health Department Officials and Staff from Harassment, Intimidation, and Threats of Violence

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) sent a letter today to U.S. Attorney General...

Oct 18, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Performance Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health

Healthy People 2030 Webinars

These webinars provide local health departments with context and examples for utilizing the Healthy People 2030...

Oct 08, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

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NACCHO Members Testify at Subcommittee Hearing on Public Health Infrastructure

On September 29, 2021, two NACCHO members testified during the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing,...

Oct 01, 2021 | Hope Van Bronkhorst

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public Health from Wildfire Smoke

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) researchers are working to provide the science needed to better...

Sep 27, 2021 | Guest Author

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  • Press Release

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to Address Dementia in Communities

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s 3,000 local health...

Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Access to Care
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

International Overdose Awareness Day Looks to the Future with Successful Pilot Projects

International Overdose Awareness Day, commemorated on August 31, marks not only the devastation we have seen over the...

Aug 30, 2021 | Esther Whitlock

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water

On August 12, 2021, NACCHO and AAAS’s EPI Center hosted a webinar on PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water.

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Partner Articles

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with...

May 18, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

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  • Webinar
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 is focused on recognizing...

May 04, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

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  • Press Release

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the...

Apr 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) researchers are working to...

Sep 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

Alzheimers Disease
  • Press Release

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO),...

Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

On August 12, 2021, NACCHO and AAAS’s EPI Center hosted a webinar on PFAS...

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

Applications for the program are now open from September 9 through November 15,...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

  • 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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