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

Hope

Its 7:30 a.m. and I have about 15 minutes to get out the door or I am going to be late for my morning meeting. This...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Ottawa County Health Department Beach Health Campaign

Public Health officials are concerned with water recreational illnesses to keep our communities healthy and safe....

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Operation Safe Kids

Michelle is an Operation Safe Kids (OSK) cCourt participant. She was almost 18 years of age when she come into the...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Better Balance in Broome with Fall Prevention Programs

(BINGHAMTON, NY) – During National Public Health Week the Broome County Health Department is putting the emphasis on...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Arm Floats

Recently I was talking with a community group about injury prevention and ways they could incorporate lessons and safe...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Healing from Trauma

While participating in a trauma training workshop on January 19, 2012 to learn how to enhance skills on how to work...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Importance of Wearing a Seatbelt

The story I will tell is about the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Hoarding

My name is Christine Connolly and I am the Director of Health and Human Services for the Town of Arlington, MA. I have...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Changed My Life Forever

My name is Bonnie Brantley, I started out my career as a Emergency Medical Technician. I got in to this career to help...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

Anyone Can Get Poisoned and Everyone Needs the Poison Center

I was looking forward to celebrating Cinco de mayo with friends one Saturday night and was preparing a jalapeno cheddar...

Aug 07, 2013 | Alyson Jordan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
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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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  • 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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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

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  • 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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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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