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November is C. diff Awareness Month

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. It is estimated to...

Nov 02, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease

Request for Applications: Local Health Department Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Project

Apply today! NACCHO is giving funds to local health departments to advance their capacity to prevent and control HAIs...

Oct 27, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson, Zachary Smith, Christina Baum

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Tuberculosis

CDC MMWR Released: Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2020

Earlier this year, on March 25, 2021, CDC published provisional tuberculosis data in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality...

Oct 27, 2021 | Kimberly Nalley

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  • COVID-19
  • Infectious Disease

Resource Post: New AMA Video Shows How to Avoid Counterfeit N95s

New AMA video shows how to identify and select NIOSH-approved N95 respirators vs. counterfeit N95s.

Oct 14, 2021 | Erin Laird

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  • COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease

Request for Applications: Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated Infections, and Antimicrobial Resistance

Apply today! NACCHO is giving funds to local health departments to enhance local capacity to prevent and respond to...

Oct 08, 2021 | Christina Baum, Jaclyn Abramson, Zachary Smith

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

Request for Proposals: Subject Matter Expert Consultant to Support Building Local Health Department Capacity to Deliver Infection Prevention and Control Training and Education

With funding from CDC, NACCHO will award up to $50,000 for a consultant, or consulting firm, to support NACCHO and its...

Oct 01, 2021 | Erin Laird

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Tuberculosis

New NACCHO Case Study Series Highlights LHD and Health Center Partnerships to Address TB and COVID-19

NACCHO developed a series of three Case Studies to share insights into how how LHD-HC partnerships pivoted during the...

Sep 22, 2021 | Erin Laird

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Infectious Disease

New Resource: Updated Infection Prevention & Control Guidance for Healthcare Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their guidance for infection prevention and control...

Sep 15, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • Infectious Disease

Sepsis Alliance: "Take the TIME to save lives" this Sepsis Awareness Month

Sepsis is a medical emergency and its symptoms must be treated rapidly to reduce the risk of death. In honor of...

Sep 13, 2021 | Kimberly Nalley

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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research & Reports

Tool to Help Control Infections at Skilled Nursing Facilities

Research from Yale University and the University of California, Los Angeles indicated having staff working at more than...

Sep 10, 2021 | Zachary Smith

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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  • Infectious Disease
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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...

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  • 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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