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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Contact tracing

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

New Report Highlights Role of Local Health Departments in Addressing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

NACCHO has released high-level results of its 2019 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) and Antibiotic Resistance...

May 18, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Podcast

Author Paul Offit Discusses His Latest Book, "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far"

Dr. Paul Offit discusses his new book, "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far," and shares how public health...

May 17, 2020 | Emily Yox

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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

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (May 11-15)

This blog highlights COVID-19 guidance/news, tools and resources, and training opportunities that NACCHO compiled...

May 15, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Workforce Development

Featured NACCHO Resource: Administrative Preparedness and the Public Health Workforce: Suggested Strategies for Health Departments

As local health departments continue their activation around the COVID-19 pandemic, unique administrative strategies...

May 14, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Health & Disability

Inclusive Data for a Healthy Community

Local health departments strive to create communities that are healthy places for everyone to work, live, and play. To...

May 14, 2020 | Jay Schulz

  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Opportunity

Submit Your Stories From The Field

Now that you have had had a chance to read more about the value of stories and tips for storytelling, complete the form...

May 14, 2020 | Guest Author

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  • Press Release
  • Vector Control

NACCHO and CDC Announce the 2020 Vector Control Collaborative Cohort

NACCHO has announced the fourth cohort of its Vector Control Collaborative Program (VCC), which strengthens local...

May 14, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Infectious Disease

Disappearing Public Toilets During COVID-19 – Risk for Hepatitis A Outbreaks?

The Network for Public Health Law recently published a blog, Disappearing Public Toilets, Public Health and the...

May 13, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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

New Report: COVID-19 and the State of the STD Field

The National Coalition of STD Directors released a new report on the impact of COVID-19 response on the STD field.

May 13, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Partner Articles

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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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