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

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  • Health & Disability
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  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

Best For You, Best For Baby: Five Tips for Preventing Birth Defects

Expectant parents receive a barrage of messages on how to keep their babies safe and healthy during pregnancy. For...

Jan 13, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Press Release
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Health & Disability

The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces Awards to Increase Disability Inclusion in Community Health Planning

Champaign-Urbana, IL and Wichita Falls, TX Health Departments Awarded $10,000 Each

Jan 03, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

How to Combat Childhood Obesity: A Detailed Guide for Parents, Children and Health Practitioners

In the early 1970s, approximately 6.1 percent of children ages 12-19 in the United States were obese, according to the...

Nov 14, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Funding Opportunity
  • Health & Disability

2020 Technical Assistance Available to Support Disability Inclusion Efforts

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is accepting applications through Jan. 31, 2020 for its Health and Disability...

Nov 08, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will hold a public meeting on October 21, 2019, to hear...

Sep 25, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Funding Opportunity
  • Health & Disability
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

Grant Opportunity: Increasing Disability Inclusion in the MAPP Process

With support from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD), NACCHO is pleased to...

Sep 11, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Food Safety & Inspection

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Modernizing Food Standards of Identity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will hold a public meeting on September 27, 2019, to give...

Aug 28, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Webinar
  • Health & Disability
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

Including People with Disabilities in the MAPP Process Webinar Recording

On June 11, 2019, NACCHO and the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) co-presented a...

Jun 18, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Health & Disability
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

Homelessness Among Individuals with Disabilities: Influential Factors and Scalable Solutions

By Erin Vinoski Thomas, MPH, CHES, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO; and Chloe Vercruysse, MBA This post originally...

Jun 14, 2019 | NacchoVoice

  • Health & Disability

Deaf Patients Need More from the Healthcare System and the Americans with Disabilities Act

By TraciAnn Hoglind, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Visualize this: You are at the hospital for a medical...

May 14, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

Partner Articles

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

NACCHO Recognizes Second Anniversary of First COVID-19...

NACCHO and leading partners recognize December 14, 2022 as the two-year...

Dec 15, 2022 | Nicholas Holmes

NACCHO Recognizes Second Anniversary of First COVID-19...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Community Engagement

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships...

NACCHO is pleased to launch the three revised assessments of Mobilizing for...

Nov 22, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships...

MAPP Roadmap
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • Opportunity

RFP: NACCHO Seeking a Graphic Designer for New MAPP 2.0...

NACCHO is seeking a qualified consultant to provide graphic design for the new...

Nov 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

RFP: NACCHO Seeking a Graphic Designer for New MAPP 2.0...

  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Training

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

We are partnering with Climate for Health and ecoAmerica to offer an...

Jul 11, 2022 | Anu Varma

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Health
  • ID Featured

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

This video series was developed from interviews with BLOC COVID funded sites to...

Jul 06, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson, Candice Young

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has been leading the way in...

Jun 17, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with...

May 18, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

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  • Webinar
  • Community Health
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control
  • Infectious Disease

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 is focused on recognizing...

May 04, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

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  • Press Release

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the...

Apr 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) researchers are working to...

Sep 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

Alzheimers Disease
  • Press Release

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO),...

Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

On August 12, 2021, NACCHO and AAAS’s EPI Center hosted a webinar on PFAS...

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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