Celebrating 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2016 marks nearly three decades since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) first went into effect, twenty-six years ago...

Jul 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • New CDC Microsite: Your Health and Wellness

    The CDC recently released a new microsite titled, Your Health and Wellness, featuring articles, podcasts and other resources on...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Guidance Document: Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting...

    NACCHO is proud to announce the release of “Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Medical Countermeasures Workgroup July Report

    Earlier this month, NACCHO’s Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Workgroup held its first monthly call of the project year. The...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

  • Updated Policy Statement on Mosquito Control

    NACCHO just released an updated policy statement on mosquito control to support the need for successful coordinated mosquito...

    Jul 25, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • CDC Report Assesses HIV-related Risk Behaviors in Male High School Students

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first-ever nationally representative look at HIV-related...

    Jul 25, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Call for Nominations: 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

    The Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards (HVAA) honor individuals making significant contributions to improving the life of people with...

    Jul 20, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Public Comment Period: Updates on Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum

    The Office of Autism Research Coordinator (OARC) under the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is seeking public input to...

    Jul 20, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Celebrating 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    July 26, 2016 marks nearly three decades since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) first went into effect, twenty-six years ago on the exact same date. This historic civil rights legislation made discrimination against individuals with disabilities illegal across the nation. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO urges local […]

    Jul 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    New CDC Microsite: Your Health and Wellness

    The CDC recently released a new microsite titled, Your Health and Wellness, featuring articles, podcasts and other resources on emergency preparedness, environmental health, healthy living, and more. This site is designed to be easily embedded within an organization’s preexisting website, and can be especially useful to local health departments seeking to supplement their online resources...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Guidance Document: Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms

    NACCHO is proud to announce the release of “Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms: Perspectives and Guidance from a National Demonstration Site Project on Engaging Local Health Departments,” a guidance document for local health departments (LHDs) working on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Medical Countermeasures Workgroup July Report

    Earlier this month, NACCHO’s Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Workgroup held its first monthly call of the project year. The meeting started with representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promoting the content of their latest Second Wednesday Webinar series (July 13, 2016) call, which highlighted information on ASPR TRACIE and the NACCHO Toolbox. Next, the...

    Jul 26, 2016 | Raymond Puerini

    Updated Policy Statement on Mosquito Control

    NACCHO just released an updated policy statement on mosquito control to support the need for successful coordinated mosquito management programs at the local level through the provision of additional funds and research to create, integrate, and coordinate local mosquito control plans with existing district and state plans. The statement also urges Congress to enact, fully fund, and […]

    Jul 25, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    CDC Report Assesses HIV-related Risk Behaviors in Male High School Students

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first-ever nationally representative look at HIV-related risk behaviors among gay, bisexual and heterosexual male high school students. The report found that while gay and bisexual male teens don’t engage in riskier sexual behaviors than their heterosexual counterparts, they are at higher risk for HIV. Read […]

    Jul 25, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Call for Nominations: 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

    The Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards (HVAA) honor individuals making significant contributions to improving the life of people with disabilities. Previous awardees represent all sectors, including both domestic and international leaders continuously striving for the advancement of the disability community. Created in honor of Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., one of the world’s leading advocates...

    Jul 20, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Public Comment Period: Updates on Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum

    The Office of Autism Research Coordinator (OARC) under the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is seeking public input to assist the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in updating their 2016 Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder. IACC is requesting feedback on its current plan, available here, to best identify the priority issues for the newly updated version. […]

    Jul 20, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

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