NACCHO Voice

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

  • Research & Reports

Ready or Not 2020: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism

The Ready or Not report from the Trust for America’s Health provides an annual assessment of states’ level of...

Feb 05, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Climate Change
  • Research & Reports

CDC Technical Report on Heat Response Plans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Climate and Health Program released a technical report...

Feb 04, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Climate Change
  • Vector Control

Summer Environmental Health Hazards Are Coming: Are You Ready?

This story originally ran on NACCHO’s Essential Elements. Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when...

Jan 30, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Climate Change

Interactive Climate Adaptation Map

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) developed a new interactive map that showcases state...

Jan 08, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Webinar
  • Climate Change
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Health in All Policies

A Year in Review: NACCHO’s 2019 Environmental Health Webinars

NACCHO’s environmental health team hosted nearly 20 webinars throughout 2019 to share the latest resources and...

Dec 21, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Climate Change

Climate Change: Health Threats, Health Opportunities, and Hope

Brigham and Women’s Hospital held a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds focused on the urgency of climate change...

Dec 21, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Access to Care
  • Emergency Response
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NACCHO Year in Review

What a year 2019 was! At times it seemed like a non-stop roller coaster with plenty of hills and valleys for public...

Dec 20, 2019 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Vector Control

Webinar Recording: Leveraging One Health Collaborations to Enhance Investigation Capacity

One Health recognizes the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health. NACCHO recently hosted a...

Dec 16, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

  • Book Club
  • Climate Change

NACCHO Book Club — Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change

Each month, NACCHO will bring you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. We hope to provide a...

Dec 10, 2019 | Kamya Raja

  • Climate Change
  • Research & Reports

Climate and Health Risks of Liquefied Natural Gas

The years between 2005-2018 witnessed a dramatic rise in “natural” gas (methane) production in the United States,...

Dec 09, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

Partner Articles

  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

New NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program...

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is excited to announce...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

New NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program...

  • COVID-19

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the U.S....

Associate Professor, Erika Martin and Betty Bekemeier (University of Washington...

Apr 07, 2021 | Guest Author

Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the U.S....

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Accreditation & Quality Improvement
  • Opportunity
  • Performance Improvement

Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting...

NACCHO is pleased to announced the release of three Request for Proposals to...

Feb 17, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting...

Ci  Climate  Change
  • Climate Change
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Policy

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners in Calling on the...

NACCHO joins leading public health organizations in signing a declaration...

Jan 27, 2021 | Anu Varma

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners in Calling on the...

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  • COVID-19
  • Health in All Policies
  • Leadership
  • Workforce Development

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is the importance of preparedness....

Jan 15, 2021 | Guest Author

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

  • Tools & Resources
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Promoting Healthy Weight Success Stories & New Online...

The CHOICES Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health launched...

Dec 26, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Promoting Healthy Weight Success Stories & New Online...

Water Fountain
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

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  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

NACCHO and CFP are seeking 10-15 state, local, tribal, and territorial health...

Oct 13, 2020 | Anu Varma

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

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  • Press Release
  • Climate Change
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

NACCHO partners with Children’s Environmental Health Network for CEH Day 2020.

Sep 28, 2020 | Guest Author

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

Covid
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A...

Sep 21, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
  • Opportunity
  • Social Determinants of Health

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021...

Jul 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

Wildfire
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

The American Lung Association has developed a new fact sheet in Spanish to...

Jul 15, 2020

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

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