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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  • Press Release
  • Tools & Resources
  • Health in All Policies
  • Parks

New Resource for Local Health Departments Features Interventions Across Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity

NACCHO announces the launch of The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity (HAP-E) in partnership with the Trust...

Jul 28, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

Recognizing Intersectionality and Unpacking Unconscious Bias

Public health and health policy experts agree it is imperative to identify and address health disparities and health...

Jul 28, 2020 | Kimberly Aguillard

  • COVID-19
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO Joins CDC's Project Firstline to Improve Local Infection Prevention and Control

NACCHO is part of a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners funded to support CDC's Project...

Jul 28, 2020 | Christina Baum

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on World Hepatitis Day

NACCHO, on behalf of the nearly 3,000 local health departments across the country, recognizes World Hepatitis Day,...

Jul 27, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Stories From the Field: Implementing HIV Self-Testing with Limited Staff Capacity

In May 2020, NACCHO conducted a brief survey to assess local health departments' (LHDs) HIV self-testing capacity and...

Jul 27, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

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  • Webinar
  • Emergency Response

Webinar: Community Reception Center Simulation Program for Leveraging and Evaluating Resources - A Planning Tool for Radiation Emergencies

The CDC's next PHEP Connects webinar, “CRC SimPLER: Community Reception Center Simulation Program for Leveraging and...

Jul 24, 2020 | Beth Hess

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Disease

The Public’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccination: Recommendations to Enhance Trust, Acceptance, and Uptake

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s newly released report recommends ways to advance public understanding...

Jul 24, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • COVID-19

Letter to Congress Urging Congress to Pass NACCHO Priorities in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

This letter was sent urging Congress to provide substantial additional investments to the governmental public health...

Jul 23, 2020

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Informatics

Resolve to Save Lives Release Report on Tracking COVID-19 in the United States

Resolve to Save Lives joined public health leaders to release the first-ever comprehensive review of the status of...

Jul 23, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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  • COVID-19
  • Informatics
  • Letters & Statements

Joint Letter to Congress Requesting Additional $450 Million for Data Modernization in Next COVID-19 Package

This letter from NACCHO and other public health partners requests an additional $450 million in the next COVID-19...

Jul 23, 2020 | Ian Goldstein

Partner Articles

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

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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  • Tools & Resources

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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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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 –...

  • 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 (she/her)

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

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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

  • COVID-19
  • 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 (she/her)

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

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  • Community Engagement
  • Informatics
  • Opportunity

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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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