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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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  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Together We Can Do Great Things: NACCHO celebrates National Breastfeeding Month

The solid evidence of short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding make promoting,...

Jul 28, 2022 | Erika Ennis, Sarah Robinson

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Building Community Resilience Through Maternal Child Health and Emergency Preparedness and Response Collaboration

NACCHO, with support from CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health, launched a project to increase collaboration between...

Jul 07, 2022 | Elana Filipos

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

NACCHO Responds to Current National Infant Formula Shortage

NACCHO is continuing to closely monitor the infant formula shortage that is impacting maternal and child health (MCH)...

Jun 08, 2022 | Elana Filipos

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  • COVID-19
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Research & Reports
  • Workforce Development

The Views of MCH Local Health Department Staff on Their COVID Response: Focus Group Findings

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Innovation at CI International (CPHI) and through funding...

Nov 29, 2021 | Hitomi Abe

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Immunization
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Highlighting Key Data to Support COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

In September, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an urgent health advisory to increase...

Nov 29, 2021 | Hitomi Abe, Adelaide Appiah

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  • Press Release

The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces Health Department Grantees to Support Pregnant People, Birth Parents, and Their Infants

2021 Building Community Resilience through Collaboration Project will award four communities up to $20,000

Oct 28, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

Breastfeeding
  • Press Release

A New Resource to Address Health Disparities Impacting New Moms and Their Babies: Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local...

Oct 05, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities

NACCHO has partnered with the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) to launch the Continuity of Care in...

Sep 02, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Access to Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Funding Opportunity: Implementing the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities

NACCHO has launched a Request for Applications (RFA), Implementing the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A...

Sep 02, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Every Step of the Way Through the First 1,000 Days: The Launch of the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Blueprint

August is National Breastfeeding Month! This year’s theme, “Every Step of the Way,” focuses on the importance of...

Aug 02, 2021 | Harumi Reis-Reilly, Erika Ennis

Partner Articles

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  • Climate Change
  • Training

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

We are partnering with Climate for Health and ecoAmerica to offer an...

Jul 11, 2022 | Anu Varma

Join us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training at...

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

This video series was developed from interviews with BLOC COVID funded sites to...

Jul 06, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson, Candice Young

New Resource: BLOC COVID Video Series

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has been leading the way in...

Jun 17, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

Partnering for Pediatric Vaccinations

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with...

May 18, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO Announces Ten Health Department Grantees to...

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  • Webinar
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health
  • Infection, Prevention, and Control

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

This year’s theme for World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5 is focused on recognizing...

May 04, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

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  • Press Release

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the...

Apr 07, 2022 | Andrea Grenadier

Public Health Groups Announce Grantees for National...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) researchers are working to...

Sep 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Multi-faceted EPA Research Addressing Threats to Public...

Alzheimers Disease
  • Press Release

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO),...

Sep 21, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO and the Alzheimer’s Association Collaborating to...

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Water Quality

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

On August 12, 2021, NACCHO and AAAS’s EPI Center hosted a webinar on PFAS...

Aug 27, 2021 | Guest Author

Responding to Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in...

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Food Safety & Inspection
  • Opportunity

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

Applications for the program are now open from September 9 through November 15,...

Aug 03, 2021 | Guest Author

NEHA-FDA RFFM Mentorship Program in partnership with the...

  • 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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