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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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Top Moments From Day One at NACCHO 360

Welcome to day two of NACCHO 360! Yesterday, Chief Executive Officer, Lori Tremmel Freeman opened the first plenary,...

Jul 08, 2020
By Taylarr Lopez

Flu-Associated Pediatric Deaths: Findings from a Recent Study

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in Pediatrics, “Influenza-Associated...

Nov 11, 2013 | Sara Rubin

Drill Sharpens Response Time for Handling Flu Outbreak

Health officials in Delaware conducted a flu clinic at a Georgetown church on Oct. 24, vaccinating more than 100...

Nov 07, 2013 | pbgatekeeper

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Syndromic Surveillance: The Boston Experience

Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts with a diverse population of over 600,000 that doubles during workdays....

Nov 07, 2013 | Guest Author

Workforce Challenges in Public Health Preparedness

Its mid-February in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Pete Baril, the emergency preparedness coordinator for the Western...

Nov 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

CDC’s Dr. Judy Monroe Explains How OSTLTS Supports Local Health Departments

By Ian Goldstein, Web and New Media Specialist, NACCHO Judy Monroe, MD, FAAFP, is the deputy director for state,...

Nov 06, 2013 | nacchovoice

NACCHO Staff Take Steps to Help Their Community Be More Prepared

Sixteen NACCHO staff participated in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on October 28 and 29. The CERT...

Nov 04, 2013 | Samantha Morgan

SAMHSA Disaster App for Behavioral Health Resources

SAMHSA’s Disaster App allows behavioral health responders to access resources for any type of traumatic event at...

Nov 04, 2013 | Frances Bevington

Volunteer Efforts Continue Local Preparedness Education

Since 2004, the Orleans County Health Department (NY) has only had one emergency preparedness professional on staff due...

Nov 01, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Budget Cuts Reduce Pandemic Influenza Planning and Response Capacity

Since 2007, continued funding cuts have been impacting pandemic influenza planning and response in local health...

Oct 30, 2013 | Sara Rubin

Grants for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Research to Benefit Hard Hit Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded more than $8 million in grants to nine grant recipients...

Oct 28, 2013 | Frances Bevington

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Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

The American Lung Association has developed a new fact sheet in Spanish to...

Jul 15, 2020

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

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Greener Parks for Health

National Recreation and Park Association releases new Greener Parks for Health...

Jul 13, 2020

Greener Parks for Health

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CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

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Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

SYNC 2020, the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, is...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

NCSD and NACCHO are pleased to offer several full scholarships for DIS to...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

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Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

Social media toolkit for National HIV Testing Day, a day to raise awareness...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the opioid crisis,...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

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The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

Since its launch, the All of Us Research Program has enrolled more than 350,000...

Jun 11, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

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NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a technical assistance...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

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NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) released STD TAC Billing...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

Part 4 in a series of webinars discussing at-home HIV & STI testing at health...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Ending the HIV...

Kaiser Family Foundation has released two new resources related to the federal...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Ending the HIV...

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