NACCHO Voice

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

  • Awards & Recognition
  • Leadership

NACCHO Annual 2019: Improving the Nation’s Health through Public and Private Partnerships

By Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO On July 9–11, over 1,300 local public health professionals gathered...

Jul 16, 2019 | NacchoVoice

  • Climate Change
  • Extreme Weather
  • President's Corner

Local Public Health Confronting Climate Change in Communities

By Kevin G. Sumner, MPH, NACCHO President and Health Officer and Director of the Middle-Brook Regional Health...

Apr 25, 2019 | NacchoVoice

  • Health Equity & Social Justice

Advancing Health Equity and Racial Justice: Emerging Lessons from Los Angeles County’s Community Prevention and Population Health Taskforce

By Manal J. Aboelata, MPH, Deputy Executive Director, Prevention Institute Across the country, local jurisdictions are...

Mar 26, 2019 | Guest Author

  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

How Local Health Departments with Moderate Resources Can Increase Active Transportation

By Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Program Director, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of...

Oct 23, 2018 | NacchoVoice

  • Cardiovascular Health

Faith-Based Community Establishes Church Policies to Battle Cardiovascular Disease Health Disparities in Omaha, Nebraska

Black churches are answering the call to action to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities associated with...

Sep 11, 2018 | NacchoVoice

Helping Hands for Houston: Disaster Relief and Recovery

As the flood waters continue to rise in Houston and rain batters New Orleans, NACCHO has put together a list of...

Sep 01, 2017 | NacchoVoice

Shifting Internal Policies and Systems to Create Breastfeeding Continuity of Care

By Carmen Vergara, RN, MPH (ESPERANZA HEALTH CENTERS) and Harumi Reis-Reilly, MS, CNS, CHES, IBCLC (NACCHO)   Esperanza...

Jul 17, 2017 | NacchoVoice

Public Health 3.0: A Challenge for the Nation, a Charge for Public Health

By LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, NACCHO & Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary...

Nov 22, 2016 | NacchoVoice

LHD Contributions to the National Health Security are Invaluable and Deserve Recognition

By Stephen Maheux, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO This story originally ran in NACCHO’s Preparedness Brief National...

Nov 18, 2016 | NacchoVoice

Every Child Deserves To Celebrate Their First Birthday

By Folashade Osibanjo, MPH, CLC, Program Analyst, Breastfeeding Project As the annual commemoration of Infant Mortality...

Sep 28, 2016 | NacchoVoice

Partner Articles

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Aging
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

New NACCHO Resource: Integrating Brain Health into...

NACCHO, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is thrilled to launch...

Mar 01, 2024 | Andrea Grenadier

New NACCHO Resource: Integrating Brain Health into...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization
  • Partnerships

Request for Proposals: Technical Assistance to Improve...

NACCHO, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Feb 12, 2024 | Tori Decea

Request for Proposals: Technical Assistance to Improve...

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  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • Performance Improvement
  • Workforce Development

Register to Attend a Mobilizing for Action through...

Registration is now open for NACCHO’s in-person Mobilizing for Action through...

Feb 08, 2024 | Andrea Grenadier

Register to Attend a Mobilizing for Action through...

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  • Opportunity

Win $25,000 in cash prizes. Share your innovative...

The EPA’s Small Communities, Big Challenges Competition encourages local...

Nov 16, 2023 | Anu Varma

Win $25,000 in cash prizes. Share your innovative...

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Join Novavax for a Webinar About Their New Covid-19...

Join NACCHO and our Platinum Affiliate Business Partner, Novavax, on November...

Oct 16, 2023

Join Novavax for a Webinar About Their New Covid-19...

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  • Community Engagement

It’s Children’s Environmental Health Day today!

Celebrate with us!

Oct 12, 2023 | Anu Varma

It’s Children’s Environmental Health Day today!

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Central District Health Department

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Sep 11, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Central District Health Department

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Calhoun County Health Department

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Sep 08, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Calhoun County Health Department

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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

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

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
  • Community Engagement
  • Healthy People 2030

New Resource: A Guide to Aligning Healthy People 2030...

To help address the social determinants of health and advance health equity,...

Aug 14, 2023 | Andrea Grenadier

New Resource: A Guide to Aligning Healthy People 2030...

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  • COVID-19
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • ID Featured
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Pima County

The Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated...

Aug 14, 2023 | Irene Halferty, Kristen Ross

BLOC COVID+ Spotlight: Pima County

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  • Community Engagement
  • Community Resilience
  • Immunization
  • Vaccine Hesitancy

Community health workers meet people where they are to...

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

Aug 10, 2023 | Dominique Baradaran, MSM, Interim Chief of Community Health, Oklahoma City- County Health Department

Community health workers meet people where they are to...

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