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

Taking Action to Address the Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke

By Alan Vette, Acting Director, Air and Energy National Research Program (ORD), United States Environmental Protection...

May 03, 2018 | nacchovoice

Member Spotlight: Health Director Joey Smith Highlights His Department’s Role as a “Choice Architect” and Describes His Hopes of Helping His Community Live One Million Years Longer

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

Apr 20, 2018 | nacchovoice

Dakota County Public Health Builds on Breastfeeding Program to Create Rapid Referral System

By Harumi Reis-Reilly, MS, LDN, CHES, IBCLC, Lead Program Analyst, NACCHO, and Katie Galloway, MBA, RD, LD, IBCLC,...

Apr 11, 2018 | nacchovoice

Celebrating National Public Health Week through Collaboration, Engagement, and Action

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

Mar 30, 2018 | nacchovoice

Are America’s Local Health Departments Prepared for a Cape Town-level Water Crisis?

This story originally ran in NACCHO’s Essential Elements. Americans currently use about 100 gallons of water per...

Mar 29, 2018 | nacchovoice

Member Spotlight: Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi Discusses the Evolution of Local Health Departments’ Role in Public Health and Her Path to Leadership

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

Mar 20, 2018 | nacchovoice

The Local Health Department Response to the Zika Virus: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

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

Mar 09, 2018 | nacchovoice

Member Spotlight: Health Director Dr. Muntu Davis Discusses the Social Determinants of Health and Public Health’s Focus Shifting from Infectious to Chronic Disease

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

Mar 02, 2018 | nacchovoice

Responding to Youth Violence as a Public Health Problem

By Linda McGlone, MPH, STRYVE Coordinator, Monterey County Health Department, California Looking at youth violence...

Feb 23, 2018 | nacchovoice

Local Public Health Spreads Importance of Good Oral Health during Children’s Dental Health Month

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

Feb 15, 2018 | nacchovoice

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Jun 17, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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...

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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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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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