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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

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