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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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Incoming NACCHO President Jennifer Kertanis Shares how Her Health Department is responding to COVID-19 and Briefly Discusses Her Vision for NACCHO

President-elect Jennifer Kertanis highlights what her health department is doing to slow the spread of COVID-19 and...

Jun 26, 2020 | George Roberts

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Epidemiology

Interactive Map: States Expand Contact Tracing Capacity

NASHP released a new interactive map highlighting states’ contact tracing program models, workforce, funding sources,...

Jun 18, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

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

Contact Tracing for COVID-19: Assessing Needs, Using a Tailored Approach

This resource from University of Minnesota lays out questions for public health agencies to consider in assessing...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman

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

Interim COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communications Toolkit for Health Departments

CDC released a new COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communication Toolkit to assist health departments in sharing information...

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman

  • COVID-19
  • Emergency Response
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (June 8-12)

This blog highlights COVID-19 guidance/news, tools and resources, and training opportunities that NACCHO compiled...

Jun 12, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • COVID-19
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (June 1-5)

This blog highlights COVID-19 guidance/news, tools and resources, and training opportunities that NACCHO compiled...

Jun 05, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (May 25-29)

This blog highlights COVID-19 guidance/news, tools and resources, and training opportunities that NACCHO compiled...

Jun 05, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

  • COVID-19
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations
  • Workforce Development

A Guide to Community Based Workforce Principles for Contact Tracing

As an organization focused on strengthening clinical-community partnerships to implement upstream work that address...

Jun 04, 2020 | Ashley Edmiston

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

Quick Take: HIV Lessons for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law has released a new resource describing contact tracing and...

Jun 04, 2020 | Kat Kelley

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

Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction Services During COVID-19

To support local health department HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs, NACCHO has compiled relevant guidance and...

May 28, 2020 | Kat Kelley

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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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  • Tools & Resources

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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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

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

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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

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

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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

Social Media Resources: National HIV Testing Day

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

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

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

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  • Community Engagement
  • Informatics
  • Opportunity

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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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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

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

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

NCSD Releases STD Billing Toolkit

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  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

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

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

  • Tools & Resources
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Ending the HIV...

Kaiser Family Foundation has released two new resources related to the federal...

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Ending the HIV...

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