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

  • Louisiana Floods: When Natural Disaster Strikes

    In the days since thunderstorms and heavy rains inundated parishes throughout southern Louisiana, the magnitude of the resulting...

    Aug 18, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • New TB Treatment Guidelines: Management of Patients Co-infected with TB and HIV...

    After two decades of steady decline, the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases reported in the U.S. rose to 9,563 in 2015, serving as a...

    Aug 16, 2016 | Erin Laird

  • National Immunization Awareness Month: Local Health Departments Celebrate and...

    By Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, NACCHO President and Chief Public Health Officer for the Cambridge (MA) Public Health Department Vaccines...

    Aug 16, 2016 | NacchoVoice

  • Report: Expanded Access to Hepatitis C Drugs for Veterans

    Per a recent article in the Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), aided by new...

    Aug 16, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Act Now! Support UN Activity on Antimicrobial Resistance

    On September 21, 2016, the United Nations (UN) will be holding a High Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the UN headquarters...

    Aug 15, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • NACCHO Request for Proposal: Seeking Consultant for Issue Brief

    With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO will be developing an issue brief that explores the...

    Aug 15, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Local Public Health Suffering as Budgets, Staff Depleted

    The public health workforce is responsible for a long list of duties that safeguard communities from disease outbreaks and other...

    Aug 15, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • 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

    Louisiana Floods: When Natural Disaster Strikes

    In the days since thunderstorms and heavy rains inundated parishes throughout southern Louisiana, the magnitude of the resulting flooding has grown more apparent. As of August 17, the death toll had risen to 13, twelve parishes were declared disaster areas, about 20,000 people were displaced, and more than 40,000 homes were damaged. Our thoughts are with Louisianans during this difficult […]

    Aug 18, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    New TB Treatment Guidelines: Management of Patients Co-infected with TB and HIV Among Key Recommendations

    After two decades of steady decline, the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases reported in the U.S. rose to 9,563 in 2015, serving as a reminder of the importance of continued efforts to eliminate this potentially fatal disease. Each day, health care professionals work diligently to treat patients with TB. To support this critical work, the […]

    Aug 16, 2016 | Erin Laird

    National Immunization Awareness Month: Local Health Departments Celebrate and Promote Vaccination

    By Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, NACCHO President and Chief Public Health Officer for the Cambridge (MA) Public Health Department Vaccines are one of the most important achievements in public health and have prevented wide-scale illness and death since their conception. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million […]

    Aug 16, 2016 | NacchoVoice

    Report: Expanded Access to Hepatitis C Drugs for Veterans

    Per a recent article in the Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), aided by new funds from Congress, is extending new antiviral treatments to all veterans with hepatitis C treated within its health care system—regardless of the stage of their illness and whether they contracted these infections during military […]

    Aug 16, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Act Now! Support UN Activity on Antimicrobial Resistance

    On September 21, 2016, the United Nations (UN) will be holding a High Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the UN headquarters in New York City. This meeting presents a great opportunity for world leaders to convene to address this problem in a coordinated manner across the globe. To help demonstrate strong public enthusiasm for this […]

    Aug 15, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    NACCHO Request for Proposal: Seeking Consultant for Issue Brief

    With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO will be developing an issue brief that explores the expanding role of Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) and new opportunities resulting from this expanded role, especially opportunities available through health system reform and new or emerging healthcare reimbursement mechanisms. Topics addressed will include the...

    Aug 15, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Local Public Health Suffering as Budgets, Staff Depleted

    The public health workforce is responsible for a long list of duties that safeguard communities from disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. So what happens when that workforce is weakened by staff and budget cuts? For many local health departments and public health agencies across the nation, this lack of resources is troublesome. Check out this […]

    Aug 15, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

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