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  • Awards & Recognition

2021 Innovative Practice Award

The 2021 Innovative Practice Award will focus on practices that were developed in response to COVID-19 and demonstrate...

Nov 02, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • COVID-19

VoteSAFE Public Health

NACCHO is a member of the VoteSAFE Public Health coalition, a collaborative project with 10 national public health...

Sep 11, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • COVID-19
  • Global Health
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

NACCHO Exchange: Global Health

In this issue of NACCHO Exchange, we share global approaches to some of our greatest challenges; including COVID-19,...

Sep 10, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Book Club
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

NACCHO Book Club — The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow does an impeccable job at highlighting the systematic racism in the criminal justice system.

Jul 19, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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Recap: NACCHO 360 — Raising the Reach of Public Health

On July 7–9, 2020, approximately 600 local public health professionals participated in NACCHO’s first ever virtual...

Jul 17, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Opportunity

Top Moments From Day Two at NACCHO 360

Welcome to the final day of NACCHO 360! Yesterday NACCHO Chief Executive Officer, Lori T. Freeman opened up the day's...

Jul 09, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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Top Moments From Day One at NACCHO 360

Welcome to day two of NACCHO 360! Yesterday, Chief Executive Officer, Lori Tremmel Freeman opened the first plenary,...

Jul 08, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

NACCHO Exchange: Overdose Crisis

This issue of NACCHO Exchange highlights local health departments’ response efforts to the opioid overdose crisis. The...

Jun 14, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Workforce Development

Featured NACCHO Resource: Administrative Preparedness and the Public Health Workforce: Suggested Strategies for Health Departments

As local health departments continue their activation around the COVID-19 pandemic, unique administrative strategies...

May 14, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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  • Press Release
  • Emergency Response
  • Workforce Development

NACCHO Urges Support for Frontline Public Health Workers

NACCHO recently sent a letter to Congress highlighting the key role of health department staff on the front lines of...

May 04, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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