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

Fast Food Consumption Linked to New Health Concerns

We already know that fast food contributes to obesity rates, but a new study by the George Washington University has...

Apr 25, 2016 | Katie Regan

155 Countries to Sign Paris Agreement Today in Honor of Earth Day

Today, to celebrate Earth Day, 155 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations...

Apr 22, 2016 | Katie Regan

Global Diabetes Rate Increases Significantly

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals a fourfold increase in global diabetes cases in the last 36...

Apr 19, 2016 | Katie Regan

New U.S. Report Advances Knowledge on Health Impacts of Climate Change

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, a new report by the Obama...

Apr 10, 2016 | Katie Regan

What type of resources and/or tools does your jurisdiction need to manage cottage foods?

Let us know in the comments below.

Apr 06, 2016 | Katie Regan

FDA Finalizes Rule to Ensure Food Safety During Transport

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule that will help prevent food contamination...

Apr 06, 2016 | Katie Regan

New Study Suggests Air Pollution Linked to Premature Birth

A new study published in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that air pollution in the United...

Apr 01, 2016 | Katie Regan

7 Million Americans at Risk of Man-Made Earthquakes, Says USGS

A new report by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that approximately 7 million people live and work in...

Mar 30, 2016 | Katie Regan

Environmental Factors Cause One in Four Deaths Worldwide

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that environmental factors like air, water, and soil...

Mar 25, 2016 | Katie Regan

New Study Links Air Pollution to Increased Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Exposure to air pollution, even for just a month or two, may be enough to increase the risk of developing diabetes,...

Mar 24, 2016 | Katie Regan

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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...

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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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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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CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

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Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

SYNC 2020, the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, is...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

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Apply Now: DIS Scholarships for STD Engage 2020...

NCSD and NACCHO are pleased to offer several full scholarships for DIS to...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

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Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

Social media toolkit for National HIV Testing Day, a day to raise awareness...

Jun 24, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

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Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the opioid crisis,...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic:...

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The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

Since its launch, the All of Us Research Program has enrolled more than 350,000...

Jun 11, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The Path to One Million: Leveraging the Power of Public...

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NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a technical assistance...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Brief: At-Home Self-Collection Lab Testing for...

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NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) released STD TAC Billing...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

Part 4 in a series of webinars discussing at-home HIV & STI testing at health...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

NCSD Webinar: At-Home HIV & STI Testing – The Lab...

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