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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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NACCHO Recommends at Least $7.6 Billion for Contact Tracing Workforce Surge

As Congress continues to work on legislation related to the COVID-19 response, we encourage Congress to ensure...

May 12, 2020
By Theresa Spinner

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response

National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 3-9, provides an opportunity for people across the country to prepare now for...

May 07, 2020 | Beth Hess

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Recommendations

CDC: HIV Self Testing Guidance

CDC has released a Dear Colleague letter supporting the implementation of HIV self-testing programs at health...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Contact tracing guidance
  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease

CDC: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training Guidance and Resources

New resource from CDC includes a sample training plan, including training topics, that may be useful for state and...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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

Howard Brown Health: Telehealth Resources for Providing HIV/STI Services

Howard Brown Health has launched new initiatives to provide HIV/STI services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Recommendations

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Guidance for Use of EPT During COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a Dear Colleague letter expanding recommendations for the...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

The Impact of COVID-19 on Syringe Services Programs in the United States

A new article in AIDS and Behavior examines the impact of COVID-19 on syringe services programs (SSPs) in the U.S.

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

The Impact of COVID-19 on MSM

A new article in AIDS and Behavior characterizes the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual health of men who have sex with...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

COVID-19 Stimulant Use and Harm Reduction

New fact sheet with recommendations and guidance for people who use stimulants, including cocaine, amphetamine, and...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

COVID-19 Sexual Health Tips

The San Francisco Department of Public Health released a new fact sheet that xplains how COVID-19 is spread, including...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

New Resource: Managing HIV During COVID-19: Working to End One Epidemic While Confronting Another

Kaiser Family Foundation published a new resource that discusses issues and concerns regarding efforts to end the HIV...

May 06, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Partner Articles

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that...

Jun 04, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis...

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  • Health Equity & Social Justice

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

Historically, medical research has failed to ethically and rigorously include...

Jun 02, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community to...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

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  • COVID-19
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

To support local health departments in contact tracing workforce development...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Contract Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opportunity

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

The National Student Response Network (NSRN) is fielding the volunteer needs of...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

National Student Response Network Linking Volunteers to...

NA Co COVID Action Tracker
  • Tools & Resources
  • Policy

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

New Tool: COVID-19 Local Action Tracker

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  • Webinar
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Training

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is introducing a new webinar series, “Health...

May 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Series: Health Equity and Social Solidarity in...

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  • Press Release
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington...

May 07, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the...

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  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

ASPR TRACIE has just released COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources, a...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resources

  • Press Release
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

Accurate, timely, and localized data are vital resources for local health...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab

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

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

This consumer fact sheet offers information for those at higher risk of severe...

Apr 22, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Factsheet: What You Can Do If You Are at Higher Risk...

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