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

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Help National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability Build an Accessible and Inclusive Online Health Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with Lakeshore Foundation and NCHPAD are currently looking for...

Jul 30, 2021

  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

Disability Language Guidance

The use of language and words describing people with disability has changed over time. Be aware of the meaning behind...

Jul 30, 2021 | Guest Author

Coronavirus Masks
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

New Guidance Issued on “Long COVID” and Disability Rights

The new guidance is on the HHS website and on the DOJ website.

Jul 27, 2021

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Division of STD Prevention at CDC Releases Updated STI Treatment Guidelines, 2021

The CDC released Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Treatment Guidelines, 2021, which provide current evidence-based...

Jul 22, 2021 | Rebekah Horowitz

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  • COVID-19
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics

Navigating Reporting Requirements for Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests

Rapid antigen tests emerged in the summer of 2020 as powerful tool to diagnose and screen for active COVID-19...

Jul 21, 2021 | Zachary Smith

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  • COVID-19
  • Access to Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

New federal program provides free COVID-19 testing for K-8 schools and congregate settings: connect with a school district in your area

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering an important new federal COVID-19 testing program specifically...

Jul 19, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • Infection Prevention and Control Champions

Member Spotlight: Dr. Stephanie R. Black recognized as NACCHO Infection Prevention and Control Champion

NACCHO recognizes Stephanie R. Black, MD, MSc as its latest Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Champion. Dr. Black...

Jul 09, 2021 | Zachary Smith

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

Every year, National HIV Testing Day is observed on June 27 to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and...

Jun 25, 2021 | Guest Author, Latisia Grant

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  • Book Club
  • Health in All Policies
  • Social Determinants of Health

NACCHO Book Club: Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty

“Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding and Ending US Poverty”, critically examines public policies and how they have...

Jun 24, 2021 | Julia Mandeville

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

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...

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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