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

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

How to Combat Childhood Obesity: A Detailed Guide for Parents, Children and Health Practitioners

In the early 1970s, approximately 6.1 percent of children ages 12-19 in the United States were obese, according to the...

Nov 14, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Leveraging Partnerships and Strengthening Connections to Support Breastfeeding Families

While the need to better support breastfeeding families in safety-net clinics is well recognized, internal resources...

Oct 29, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Streamlining Breastfeeding Support and Education in a Federally Qualified Health Center in New York City

In New York City, we have witnessed staggering inequities in maternal health outcomes, which is largely driven by...

Oct 22, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will hold a public meeting on October 21, 2019, to hear...

Sep 25, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Global Health
  • Success Story

How Healthy Is Your Main Street? Adapting an Approach from the UK

In the fall of 2018, the residents of the United Kingdom’s northern city of Grimsby could have been forgiven for...

Sep 16, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Modernizing Food Standards of Identity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will hold a public meeting on September 27, 2019, to give...

Aug 28, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Issues Fact Sheet on Menu Labeling Implementation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a fact sheet to inform stakeholders about the agency’s continued...

Aug 28, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Tools & Resources
  • Extreme Weather
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Mental Health

Hurricane Season Ready: Preparedness and Response Resources

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and is...

Aug 28, 2019 | Katie Dwyer

  • Health in All Policies
  • Policy
  • Recommendations

Health in All Policies (HiAP): Exploring the Role of Three Federal Departments in Influencing Health

Many factors influence individual health beyond clinical services, including socioeconomic status, education, housing,...

Aug 23, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Cardiovascular Health

CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership Announces New Opportunity to Develop Effective Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The CHOICES Project at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan...

Jul 24, 2019 | NacchoVoice

Partner Articles

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

NACCHO Recognizes Second Anniversary of First COVID-19...

NACCHO and leading partners recognize December 14, 2022 as the two-year...

Dec 15, 2022 | Nicholas Holmes

NACCHO Recognizes Second Anniversary of First COVID-19...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Community Engagement

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships...

NACCHO is pleased to launch the three revised assessments of Mobilizing for...

Nov 22, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships...

MAPP Roadmap
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • Opportunity

RFP: NACCHO Seeking a Graphic Designer for New MAPP 2.0...

NACCHO is seeking a qualified consultant to provide graphic design for the new...

Nov 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

RFP: NACCHO Seeking a Graphic Designer for New MAPP 2.0...

  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Training

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

We are partnering with Climate for Health and ecoAmerica to offer an...

Jul 11, 2022 | Anu Varma

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Health
  • ID Featured

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

This video series was developed from interviews with BLOC COVID funded sites to...

Jul 06, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson, Candice Young

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has been leading the way in...

Jun 17, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with...

May 18, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

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  • Webinar
  • Community Health
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control
  • Infectious Disease

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 is focused on recognizing...

May 04, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

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  • Press Release

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the...

Apr 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) researchers are working to...

Sep 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

Alzheimers Disease
  • Press Release

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO),...

Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

On August 12, 2021, NACCHO and AAAS’s EPI Center hosted a webinar on PFAS...

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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