Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting...

Aug 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • National Preparedness Month: Engaging Local Health Departments and Medical Reserve...

    September offers a wide range of public health awareness events for local health departments (LHDs) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)...

    Aug 24, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • CDC Releases Vital Signs Fact Sheets on Sepsis Prevention and Recognition

    In an effort to amplify Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently...

    Aug 24, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Immunization Matters: The Role of LHDs in Educating Communities

    Although National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is winding down, it’s important for local health departments (LHDs) to...

    Aug 23, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • First U.S. Health Official Endorses “Negligible Risk” Position on HIV Transmission

    Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Health Department, recently became the...

    Aug 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Reminder: OraSure HCV Grant Program Deadline Approaching

    The OraSure HCV Grant Program is a recently announced funding opportunity designed to foster innovative approaches to hepatitis C...

    Aug 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Cook County, Illinois

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Last week, Ingham County Health Department was featured as one of the...

    Aug 18, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Partners in Care: Merck Foundation HIV Care Collaborative for Underserved Populations

    The Merck Foundation recently shared the results of the HIV Care Collaborative (HCC) initiative aimed at helping communities better...

    Aug 18, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)‘s Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) awardees takes us to Albany County, New York. Similar to both the health departments serving Lansing (MI) and Cook County (IL), the Albany County Health Department...

    Aug 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    National Preparedness Month: Engaging Local Health Departments and Medical Reserve Corps Units

    September offers a wide range of public health awareness events for local health departments (LHDs) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Units to get involved in, so why should September’s National Preparedness Month be a priority? The answer is simple: preparedness work is a big part of what public health officials and volunteers do. Yet, although LHD […]

    Aug 24, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    CDC Releases Vital Signs Fact Sheets on Sepsis Prevention and Recognition

    In an effort to amplify Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released Vital Signs Sepsis Fact Sheets. These resources highlight importance of prevention and recognition for sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can ultimately lead to organ failure and […]

    Aug 24, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Immunization Matters: The Role of LHDs in Educating Communities

    Although National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is winding down, it’s important for local health departments (LHDs) to continue actively promoting the importance of immunization beyond August. Immunizations play a vital role in protecting the health of communities. Thanks to the development of safe and effective vaccines, rates of vaccine-preventable disease have decreased in the last...

    Aug 23, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    First U.S. Health Official Endorses “Negligible Risk” Position on HIV Transmission

    Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Health Department, recently became the first U.S. public health official to endorse a consensus statement concluding that there is “negligible risk” of HIV transmission from a person with HIV who is on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and has had a consistently […]

    Aug 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Reminder: OraSure HCV Grant Program Deadline Approaching

    The OraSure HCV Grant Program is a recently announced funding opportunity designed to foster innovative approaches to hepatitis C (HCV) testing. The program is seeking proposals that demonstrate the effective use of rapid HCV screening in identifying positive individuals in a specific public healthcare setting and linking those individuals into care. Award recipients will receive (up to) 300...

    Aug 22, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Cook County, Illinois

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Last week, Ingham County Health Department was featured as one of the 15 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) awardees for our three-part blog series highlighting this impactful grant. Created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this funding aims to support communities to identify and reduce […]

    Aug 18, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Partners in Care: Merck Foundation HIV Care Collaborative for Underserved Populations

    The Merck Foundation recently shared the results of the HIV Care Collaborative (HCC) initiative aimed at helping communities better serve their HIV-positive (HIV+) populations. From 2012 to 2015, the Foundation committed $3.6 million to support local health departments in Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a National Program Office at the George Washington...

    Aug 18, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

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