Protect your Community from Legionella Outbreaks

By Kimberly Sewell, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern In 2016, approximately 6,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in...

May 09, 2018 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Public Health Advocacy: Informing Lawmakers about What Matters Most in Our...

    By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas The Journal of...

    Feb 05, 2018 | NacchoVoice

  • Member Spotlight: Chief Executive Officer George Roberts Discusses the Importance of...

    Interview by Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO NACCHO’s Member Spotlight series features interviews with local health...

    Jan 22, 2018 | NacchoVoice

  • Health Equity Matters: Bridging the Gap between Underserved Populations and Access...

    By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas What is Health...

    Dec 22, 2017 | NacchoVoice

  • American Diabetes Month: Local Health Departments Work to Mitigate the Burden of...

    By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston Today, over 30 million...

    Nov 15, 2017 | NacchoVoice

  • World Food Day 2017: How Will Climate Change Influence Food Security and Migration?

    The local and global food system is an underlying and essential public health foundation that plays a role in nutrition, obesity,...

    Oct 16, 2017 | Grace McClain

  • Protect your Community from Legionella Outbreaks

    By Kimberly Sewell, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern In 2016, approximately 6,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in the United States. The number of reported cases of Legionnaires ’ disease has grown nearly five times since 2000; however, it is unclear if this is due to the increase in the frequency of the disease, or […]

    May 09, 2018 | Michelle Shapiro

    Public Health Advocacy: Informing Lawmakers about What Matters Most in Our Communities

    By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas The Journal of School Health defines health advocacy as “The processes by which the actions of individuals or groups attempt to bring about social and/or organization change on behalf of a particular health goal, program, interest, […]

    Feb 05, 2018 | NacchoVoice

    Member Spotlight: Chief Executive Officer George Roberts Discusses the Importance of Community Engagement and Public Health Value Messaging

    Interview by Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO NACCHO’s Member Spotlight series features interviews with local health department leaders and staff about their careers in public health. This interview features George Roberts, Jr., MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Texas Public Health District. He is also Vice President on NACCHO’s Board of Directors. Below...

    Jan 22, 2018 | NacchoVoice

    Health Equity Matters: Bridging the Gap between Underserved Populations and Access to Care

    By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas What is Health Equity? Public health is built on the foundation that all people have a right to health. Health equity is the principle that every person should have the opportunity “to attain their full health […]

    Dec 22, 2017 | NacchoVoice

    American Diabetes Month: Local Health Departments Work to Mitigate the Burden of Diabetes Across the Nation

    By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston Today, over 30 million people in the United States live with diabetes—the seventh leading cause of death in the nation.1 Every day, local health departments (LHDs) work with community partners including schools, city planners, businesses, and restaurants […]

    Nov 15, 2017 | NacchoVoice

    World Food Day 2017: How Will Climate Change Influence Food Security and Migration?

    The local and global food system is an underlying and essential public health foundation that plays a role in nutrition, obesity, environmental and occupational health, and more. Regardless of how well-established agriculture is within the United States, climate change poses a serious threat to food systems and the people who rely on them. Unusual rain […]

    Oct 16, 2017 | Grace McClain

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