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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NACCHO Recommends at Least $7.6 Billion for Contact Tracing Workforce Surge

As Congress continues to work on legislation related to the COVID-19 response, we encourage Congress to ensure...

May 12, 2020
By Theresa Spinner

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

Article: Impact of COVID-19 on CBOs and HIV Continuum of Care

A new article published in AIDS and Behavior highlights the impact of COVID-19 on community-based organizations (CBOs)...

May 20, 2020 | Kat Kelley

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Dear Colleague Letter: CDC Guidance on PrEP During COVID-19

CDC has issued a Dear Colleague letter that provides guidance regarding the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Webinar Recording: More to Cover: At Home HIV/STD Testing in the COVID-19 Landscape

A recording is now available for the National Coalition of STD Directors' recent webinar on at-home HIV/STD Testing in...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Webinar
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Opportunity

Mini Series: Best Practices in Adoption of Telehealth: COVID-19 and Beyond

Project ECHO is hosting a virtual mini-series, "Best Practices in Adoption of Telehealth: COVID-19 and Beyond" on using...

May 20, 2020 | Kat Kelley

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  • Research & Reports

FAIR Health Report: Illuminating the Impact of COVID-19 on Hospitals and Health Systems

FAIR Health has released a new COVID-19 brief to explore the impact of COVID-19 on hospitals and health systems.

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Recommendations

Prioritizing STI, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis Services During COVID-19 Response

As health departments pivot to work on COVID-19 response, there is a need to consider how to prioritize the work that...

May 19, 2020 | Rebekah Horowitz

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  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Opportunity

We've Launched a New Blog Site to Highlight Resources and Opportunities

For the past year, NACCHO has been collecting feedback from members to design and deploy a new blog website to combine...

May 19, 2020 | Angie McPherson

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  • Informatics

CDC Partnering with Esri to Build & Enhance States' COVID-19 Data Dashboards

On May 13, CDC announced a new partnership with the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri) that will...

May 18, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Press Release

Southern Nevada Health District Awarded 2020 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection

Southern Nevada Health District Awarded 2020 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection

May 18, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research & Reports

Infographic: Role of Local Health Departments in Addressing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

On May 18, NACCHO released high-level results of its 2019 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) and Antibiotic...

May 18, 2020 | Erin Laird

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that...

Jun 04, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

Historically, medical research has failed to ethically and rigorously include...

Jun 02, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

To support local health departments in contact tracing workforce development...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Policy

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is introducing a new webinar series, “Health...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

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  • Press Release
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington...

May 07, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Press Release
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

Accurate, timely, and localized data are vital resources for local health...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

This consumer fact sheet offers information for those at higher risk of severe...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

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