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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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  • Press Release
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

Local Health Departments: Administration's E-cigarette Policy Does Not Go Far Enough

The Trump administration announced today a new e-cigarette enforcement policy that allows menthol flavors as well as...

Jan 02, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

New Research Reveals Prenatal Exposure to PFAS is Associated with Lower Birth Weight

A new study from Karlstad University evaluated the association between early pregnancy exposure to eight Perfluoroalkyl...

Dec 21, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Access to Care
  • Emergency Response
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NACCHO Year in Review

What a year 2019 was! At times it seemed like a non-stop roller coaster with plenty of hills and valleys for public...

Dec 20, 2019 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Vector Control

Greener Guidance: Outreach to Renters

Note: Greener Guidance is NACCHO’s environmental health advice column. See past columns here. Submit a question here....

Dec 20, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Press Release

NACCHO Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral FY2020 Appropriations Agreement

On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee unveiled the text of two FY 2020 spending packages, the second of which...

Dec 18, 2019 | nacchovoice

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Professor and Chair of the CDC Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Leah Devlin Shares the Biggest Risk She’s Taken as a Leader and the Greatest Reward

Dr. Devlin’s presidential leadership spans across three public health organizations—the North Carolina Association of...

Dec 04, 2019 | George Roberts

  • Call for Comments
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

CDC Seeking Health Department Resources on E-Cigarette and Vaping Use

CDC is seeking out resources developed by state and local health departments to educate communities (i.e., young adults...

Nov 26, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

NPHL Webinar Series Recordings: Crafting Richer Public Health Messages

Designed for public health practitioners, lawyers, researchers and scientists, government and healthcare officials, and...

Nov 06, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

MMWR: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local...

Oct 28, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Opioid Settlement Funds Must Go Where They’re Needed Most—Treatment and Prevention

As thousands of cities and counties hard-hit by the opioid crisis move closer to settlements with opioid manufacturers...

Oct 24, 2019 | Guest Author

Partner Articles

  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Training

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

We are partnering with Climate for Health and ecoAmerica to offer an...

Jul 11, 2022 | Anu Varma

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

This video series was developed from interviews with BLOC COVID funded sites to...

Jul 06, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson, Candice Young

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has been leading the way in...

Jun 17, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

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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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