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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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

A Local Health Department’s Role in Improving Black Birthing Outcomes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, the 2018 maternal...

Jul 22, 2020 | Adelaide Appiah

Webinar
  • Webinar
  • Immunization
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Webinar: Delays in HPV Cancer Diagnoses and Treatment in Rural Communities

Residents of rural areas have a higher cancer mortality, particularly for cancers that are preventable through...

Jul 10, 2020 | Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Newly Released: WPSI Well-Woman Chart 2020 Update

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) has released the 2020 update to the Recommendations for Well-Woman...

May 15, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Vaccine
  • Immunization
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Research & Reports

MMWR - Effects of COVID-19 on Routine Pediatric Vaccination

Data from two CDC systems – the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) provider ordering data and the Vaccine Safety...

May 11, 2020 | Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Report: Online Platforms for Contraceptive and STI Services during COVID-19

This new Kaiser Family Foundation report discusses online contraceptive and STI services that are available during the...

Apr 29, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Immunization
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Power to Protect: National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is observed each April to remind communities of the importance of...

Apr 17, 2020 | Amy Frandsen

  • COVID-19
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly and continues to affect communities across the United States differently....

Mar 24, 2020 | Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

  • COVID-19
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Information about COVID-19 and Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a new webpage with information about COVID-19,...

Mar 24, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

FoSE releases updated National Sex Education Standards

The Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative, a partnership of Advocates for Youth, Answer, and SIECUS: Sex Ed for...

Mar 16, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • Webinar
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Addressing Substance Use Disorder in MCH: LHD Responses to NAS and Strategies for State Title V to Support These Efforts – Recording and Slides

Although the United States is in the throes of an opioid crisis, methamphetamine and other stimulants are still some of...

Mar 13, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

Partner Articles

  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

New NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program...

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is excited to announce...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

New NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program...

  • 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...

Ci  Climate  Change
  • 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...

Covid
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A...

Sep 21, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
  • Opportunity
  • Social Determinants of Health

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...

Wildfire
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Hazards & Health Effects

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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