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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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New Public Health Workforce Resilience Resource Library

A new resource library offers tools and trainings to help public health workers build resilience.

Aug 19, 2021
By Beth Hess

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  • COVID-19
  • Webinar

Webinar: Shots at the Shop: How Local Health Departments Can Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations by Supporting Barber Shops and Salons

Join this webinar on Thursday, September 23, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.

Sep 13, 2021 | Beth Hess

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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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  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Success Story
  • Physical Activity

Physical Activity Guidelines Issue Brief: A National Review of LHD Physical Activity Programs and Policies

NACCHO, in partnership with HHS' ODPHP has released an issue brief and a compendium of stories highlighting the...

Sep 12, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

Protect Nursing Homes
  • Tools & Resources
  • 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

Webinar
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar

Webinar: What's New: Equity and Policy Preparedness During Public Health Emergencies

Join this webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 1:00-2:30 pm ET.

Sep 10, 2021 | Guest Author

  • Opportunity
  • Workforce Development

CDC, AmeriCorps Seek Proposals to Build a New Generation of Public Health Leaders

AmeriCorps, in a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has launched Public Health...

Sep 09, 2021 | Guest Author

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  • Tools & Resources

National Preparedness Month 2021: Build a Kit

This second week of National Preparedness Month is a great time to build or update your kit.

Sep 09, 2021 | Beth Hess

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  • COVID-19
  • Emergency Response
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Rapid Deployment of Northern Virginia MRC Volunteers Supports Evacuees Arriving from Afghanistan

When the call went out last month for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to support American and Afghan evacuees...

Sep 08, 2021 | Beth Hess

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opportunity

NACCHO Recruiting Members for Collaborative Workgroup on Maternal-Child Health, Infectious Diseases, and Preparedness

NACCHO is looking to expand the Maternal-Child, Infectious Disease, and Preparedness (MIP) Collaborative Workgroup.

Sep 08, 2021 | Adelaide Appiah

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

New Report: Local Health Department Infection Prevention and Control Training Needs

To advance local health department engagement in IPC activities, NACCHO, in partnership with Project Firstline,...

Sep 08, 2021 | Erin Laird

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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...

Water Fountain
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

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  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

NACCHO and CFP are seeking 10-15 state, local, tribal, and territorial health...

Oct 13, 2020 | Anu Varma

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

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  • Press Release
  • Climate Change
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

NACCHO partners with Children’s Environmental Health Network for CEH Day 2020.

Sep 28, 2020 | Guest Author

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

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