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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  • Press Release

NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis Prevention” Project to Support Local Health Departments’ Work to End “Missed Opportunities” to Prevent Congenital Syphilis

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) that finds that 1 in 2 newborn syphilis cases...

Jun 04, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Public Pools
  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Aquatic Health and Safety Pilot Program Awardees

Kansas City, MO, Cuyahoga County, OH will use funds to strengthen aquatic facilities codes to protect the public’s...

Jun 03, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Police Violence
  • Press Release

Racially Driven Violence Against Black Americans Is a Public Health Issue

For Black people in the U.S., racist-driven violence is an everyday reality.

Jun 02, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Healthy Food
  • COVID-19
  • Press Release

Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety Programs

Report from the Field: COVID-19 Impact on Local Retail Regulatory Food Safety Programs

May 29, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release

Southern Nevada Health District Awarded 2020 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection

Southern Nevada Health District Awarded 2020 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection

May 18, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research & Reports

New Report Highlights Role of Local Health Departments in Addressing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

NACCHO has released high-level results of its 2019 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) and Antibiotic Resistance...

May 18, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Vector Control

NACCHO and CDC Announce the 2020 Vector Control Collaborative Cohort

NACCHO has announced the fourth cohort of its Vector Control Collaborative Program (VCC), which strengthens local...

May 14, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Contact tracing
  • Press Release
  • Contact Tracing
  • Workforce Development

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 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO’s Past Presidents Call for Action to Support Public Health Response to Coronavirus

Yesterday, 19 former presidents of the NACCHO, on behalf of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, sent...

Apr 23, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Workforce Development

NACCHO Applauds the Introduction of Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act in the Senate

A federal Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment program is an important investment in strengthening health departments...

Apr 22, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Partner Articles

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

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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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

Applications for the program are now open from September 9 through November 15,...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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