NACCHO Voice

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

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  • Book Club
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

NACCHO Book Club — The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow does an impeccable job at highlighting the systematic racism in the criminal justice system.

Jul 19, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Final Reflections: NACCHO Immediate Past-President George T. Roberts, Jr.

In July 2019, when I began this journey as NACCHO President, I stood in front of over 1,300 NACCHO Annual attendees and...

Jul 19, 2020 | George Roberts

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Recap: NACCHO 360 — Raising the Reach of Public Health

On July 7–9, 2020, approximately 600 local public health professionals participated in NACCHO’s first ever virtual...

Jul 17, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects
  • Water Quality

New PFAS Treatment Options and Scientific References Added to Drinking Water Treatability Database

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an update to its Drinking Water Treatability Database with...

Jul 17, 2020

Naccho Award
  • Awards & Recognition

NACCHO Announces 2020 Promising Practice Award Winners

This year, 36 local health department programs have been recognized as a Promising Practice, which demonstrate exciting...

Jul 16, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • COVID-19
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Combating COVID-19 on Election Day

When Virginians headed to the polls on June 23 they were met by 662 Infection Prevention Ambassadors, Medical Reserve...

Jul 16, 2020 | Beth Hess

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  • COVID-19

Statement: Newly Announced Order for Hospitals to Bypass CDC and Send Coronavirus Patient Information Directly to Washington Database Likely to Worsen Pandemic Response

Statement of Organizational Leaders: Newly Announced Order for Hospitals to Bypass CDC and Send Coronavirus Patient...

Jul 15, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • Press Release

Statement: Compromising Data Collection Will Further Complicate the U.S. Response to COVID-19

Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, July 15, 2020 Compromising Data...

Jul 15, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

New Survey Shows Many Ceased PrEP During COVID-19 Pandemic Despite Provider Recommendations

New survey finds approximately one-third of respondents using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV stopped...

Jul 15, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

Article: The Potential Impact and Availability of Sexual Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recent provider survey finds significant decrease in sexual health services during COVID-19.

Jul 15, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Partner Articles

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...

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  • 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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

Greener Parks for Health

National Recreation and Park Association releases new Greener Parks for Health...

Jul 13, 2020

Greener Parks for Health

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  • Tools & Resources

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

SYNC 2020, the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, is...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

NCSD and NACCHO are pleased to offer several full scholarships for DIS to...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

Social media toolkit for National HIV Testing Day, a day to raise awareness...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the opioid crisis,...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

Ao U Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • Informatics
  • Opportunity

The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

Since its launch, the All of Us Research Program has enrolled more than 350,000...

Jun 11, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a technical assistance...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) released STD TAC Billing...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

Part 4 in a series of webinars discussing at-home HIV & STI testing at health...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

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