NACCHO Voice

The Word on Local Health Departments is a blog by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Learn More about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

By Dr. Avril Melissa Houston, Director, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health...

Nov 10, 2015 | Guest Author

Food Safety Inspectors Make Public Health a Priority: Understanding USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

By Julie Schwartz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service What...

Nov 05, 2015 | Guest Author

Three Ways to Support Local Food Safety During National Food Safety Month

By Bryan Chapman, CP-FS, Vice President of Strategic Development, StateFoodSafety.com Since President Obama signed the...

Sep 22, 2015 | Guest Author

Tackling the HIV Crisis: Implementing New Ways to Find and Connect Patients to the Health Care System

By Julia Hidalgo, ScD, MSW, MPH, National Program Office Director, Research Professor, George Washington University,...

Sep 18, 2015 | Guest Author

National Survey Captures Local Health Department Successes at Community Engagement in Emergency Preparedness

This summer, NACCHO, the De Beaumont Foundation, and the UPMC Center for Health Security are collaborating in the...

Aug 04, 2015 | Guest Author

New for 2015: “The Pink Book” 13th Edition Now Available

The Public Health Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Epidemiology and Prevention of...

Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Author

Model Aquatic Health Code Provides Guidance on Aquatic Facility Safety

By Douglas Sackett, Executive Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code In the United States, the number of...

Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Author

Health Department Capacity for Community Engagement in Preparedness

By Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD, and Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, UPMC Center for Health Security  In 2012, the UPMC Center for...

Jul 24, 2015 | Guest Author

How Local Health Departments are Preparing for Avian Influenza

By Christina Baum, Program Analyst, Infectious Disease, NACCHO  Avian influenza has been a popular topic in the media...

Jul 21, 2015 | Guest Author

A Standardized Approach to Risk Communications: Challenges and Developments

By Alexandra Jabs, former Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholar at NACCHO, and current Master in Public...

Jul 15, 2015 | Guest Author

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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 –...

  • 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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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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