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

NACCHO’s Big Cities Health Coalition Highlights Emergency Preparedness at Congressional Briefing

By Jasmine Tinoco, NACCHO government affairs/media relations intern On April 28, NACCHO’s Big Cities Health Coalition...

May 06, 2015 | Guest Author

Updates for Avian Influenza Preparedness

On May 1, Iowa governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency to address the rising toll that avian influenza is...

May 04, 2015 | Guest Author

America’s PrepareAthon! Helps Build Resilient Communities

By Gwen Camp, director of individual and community preparedness for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

Apr 28, 2015 | Guest Author

Smallpox Vaccines: CDC Guidance and Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

By Jennifer Alton, Vice President of Government Affairs, Bavarian Nordic The tragic Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a...

Apr 08, 2015 | Guest Author

Local Health Department Preparedness and Response to Ebola in the United States

Local health departments are playing a leading role in response to potential Ebola cases in the United States. They are...

Apr 01, 2015 | Guest Author

Epidemiology and Surveillance Training Courses Available

A number of new training courses in public health surveillance and epidemiology are available now to help public health...

Mar 23, 2015 | Guest Author

  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

Building Trust for Public Health Surveillance

From 2009 to 2014, seven cases of neonatal herpes emerged in Rockland County, New York. The cases occurred in the local...

Mar 17, 2015 | Guest Author

To Build Health Security, Boost Community Health

You may not think about it, but there are things you do every day for your community that enhance our nation’s health...

Feb 27, 2015 | Guest Author

Fighting the Measles Resurgence in the United States

The United States has recently seen a resurgence in measles disease. This is due in part to misinformation about the...

Feb 25, 2015 | Guest Author

Strengthening Public Health at Its Core: A Focus on Disease Intervention Specialists

Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) work in communities throughout the United States and the U.S. territories to...

Feb 19, 2015 | Guest Author

Partner Articles

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
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  • 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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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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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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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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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:...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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