NACCHO Voice

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

New Evidence-Based Planning Guidance for Patient Decontamination Released

Every day large quantities of hazardous materials are made, transported, stored, and used in communities throughout the...

Dec 19, 2014 | Justin Snair

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Reminds Local Health Departments about Risk of Cyber-Attack

By Justin Snair, Senior Program Analyst for Critical Infrastructure and Environmental Health Security at NACCHO and...

Oct 10, 2014 | Justin Snair

Cyber Attack on U.S. Hospital Group Highlights Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure

On Monday, August 18th, Community Health Systems, one of the largest U.S. hospital groups, reported that they were the...

Aug 20, 2014 | Justin Snair

Proposed Revision to the Clean Water Act Clarifies Determination of Upstream Waters

On May 25th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule...

Jun 02, 2014 | Justin Snair

The Department of Homeland Security Sector Risk Snapshots Released

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS/OCIA) released Sector...

May 20, 2014 | Justin Snair

Third National Climate Assessment Released

On May 6, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) released its third National Climate...

May 03, 2014 | Justin Snair

Challenges in Responding to the Elk River Chemical Spill: An Interview with Dr. Rahul Gupta

The Elk River, West Virginia chemical spill of Jan. 9, 2014 has been one of the most challenging environmental health...

Apr 16, 2014 | Justin Snair

Georgetown Climate Center’s Workshop on Supporting State and Local Adaptation through Existing Federal Programs: Water Infrastructure

On Jan. 31, NACCHO staff attended the Supporting State and Local Adaptation through Existing Federal Programs: Water...

Feb 10, 2014 | Justin Snair

The Hazmat Spill in West Virginia: What It Means for Local Public and Environmental Health

A week after Freedom Industries leaked approximately 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) from a...

Jan 14, 2014 | Justin Snair

Healthcare and Public Health Critical Infrastructure Sector: December 17-31, 2013 Open Source Issue Report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides an Open Source Infrastructure Report which is collected each...

Jan 10, 2014 | Justin Snair

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Sep 11, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

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Getting into the Groove: School-Located Vaccination...

NACCHO’s Immunization team has developed the School-Located Vaccination Clinic...

Aug 31, 2023 | Kayla Miller, PHAP

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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted what we already know to be true: higher-risk...

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