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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CDC Looks at Preparedness from a Historical Perspective

During National Preparedness Month, CDC’s Public Health Matters blog will be covering the history of preparedness...

Sep 12, 2013 | Frances Bevington

Initial 2013 Profile Study Shows Slow Economic Rebound at Local Health Departments

By Sarah Newman, MPH, Research and Evaluation Analyst, NACCHO NACCHO periodically surveys a representative sample of...

Sep 11, 2013 | nacchovoice

Investing in Public Health Preparedness: Moving Beyond Our Reactionary Funding Cycle

Twelve years ago today, the United States experienced the worst terrorist attack on our soil, which since has shaped...

Sep 11, 2013 | Jack Herrmann

IOM Releases the Crisis Standards of Care Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the “Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and...

Sep 11, 2013 | pbgatekeeper

Risks from Cuts to Preparedness Funding Stressed in Hill Briefing

NACCHO’s Jack Hermann, Senior Advisor and Chief, Public Health Preparedness, brought attention to cuts in federal...

Sep 11, 2013 | Frances Bevington

MERS CoV NHPP Guidance Documents from ASPR

The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Sep 10, 2013 | Frances Bevington

Integrating Extreme Weather Events into Preparedness Planning

Authors: Resham Patel, MPH, Senior Program Analyst and Stacy Hosler, MSPH, Program Analyst; Public Health Preparedness,...

Sep 08, 2013 | Resham Patel

Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) August Report

Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard PPAG held its monthly call on Aug. 7. The group received a...

Sep 05, 2013 | Frances Bevington

NACCHO Surge Management Workgroup August Report

Chair:  Christine Brooks; Staff: Laura Biesiadecki and Stacy Hosler The Surge Management Workgroup held its initial...

Sep 05, 2013 | Frances Bevington

NACCHO Risk Communication and Information Sharing Workgroup August Report

Chair: Meredith Li-Vollmer; Staff: Frances Bevington and Sara Rubin The Risk Communication and Information Sharing...

Sep 05, 2013 | Frances Bevington

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Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021...

Jul 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

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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 (she/her)

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

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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 (she/her)

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 (she/her)

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

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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 (she/her)

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 (she/her)

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 (she/her)

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 (she/her)

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

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