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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NACCHO Statement in Response to the George Floyd Murder Trial Verdict

The verdict in the George Floyd murder trial is one step forward in holding police accountable for violent actions...

Apr 21, 2021
By Theresa Spinner

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  • Medical Reserve Corps

Addressing the Needs of Pets During an Emergency

This Pet Preparedness Month, we are highlighting three veterinary Medical Reserve Corps units who received Operational...

Jun 21, 2021 | Beth Hess

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  • Immunization

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Vaccine Legislation

On Tuesday, June 15, The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health—chaired by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)—held a...

Jun 17, 2021 | Cameron Etessami

Barbershop
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Engagement

Opportunity for LHDs to Partner with Barbers and Salons on "Shots at the Shop" National COVID Initiative

A part of the Biden Administration’s National Month of Action, the “Shots at the Shop” initiative provides $1,000 to...

Jun 17, 2021 | Beth Hess

Drugs
  • Press Release

After 50 Years, NACCHO Calls for an End to the War on Drugs and a Public Health Approach to Substance Use and Its Harms

The War on Drugs was declared on June 17, 1971, expanding the federal government’s role in drug control and the...

Jun 17, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

US Washington Capitol

President Biden's First Full Budget Proposal

A deeper look into President Biden's FY2022 budget request to Congress.

Jun 14, 2021 | Ian Goldstein

Form
  • Tools & Resources

Call for Registration Forms and Other Data Collection Tools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Radiation Studies Section is looking to sample registration and other...

Jun 11, 2021 | Shanlynn Bias

US Washington Capitol

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Talks Budget Priorities with Acting FDA Commissioner

On Thursday, June 10, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug...

Jun 11, 2021 | Silvio Renna

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  • Podcast

Podcast from Washington: CDC HIV Programs, Local to Global

Ian Goldstein talks with Jonathan Hanft, Ryan White Program Coordinator for Hennepin County Public Health, MN, as well...

Jun 11, 2021 | Ian Goldstein

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

STI Express Services: Increasing Access and Testing while Maximizing Resources

This brief summarizes the results of the STI Express Initiative and highlights key findings that support the use of...

Jun 11, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

How COVID-19 Altered HIV Care, PrEP Use, and Sexual Behaviors of MSM in the Southern US

This study adds to a research trend showing COVID-19’s significant impact on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Jun 11, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

Partner Articles

  • 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...

Ci  Climate  Change
  • 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...

Water Fountain
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Water Quality

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

Purdue is partnering with NACCHO to offer this online course at a discount for...

Dec 04, 2020 | Emily D'Angelo

Purdue University’s New Water Systems Course Designed to...

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  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

NACCHO and CFP are seeking 10-15 state, local, tribal, and territorial health...

Oct 13, 2020 | Anu Varma

NACCHO and CFP Seeks New Recruits for the 2020-2022 Food...

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  • Press Release
  • Climate Change
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

NACCHO partners with Children’s Environmental Health Network for CEH Day 2020.

Sep 28, 2020 | Guest Author

NACCHO Joins Public Health Partners to Recognize...

Covid
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A...

Sep 21, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
  • Opportunity
  • 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...

Wildfire
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Hazards & Health Effects

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

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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