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

Lessons Learned From Local Health Departments
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Meeting the Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness During Local WASH-Related Emergencies

Article in March 2024 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) highlights needs of people...

Feb 09, 2024 | Rebecca Rainey

  • Press Release

NACCHO Urges More Testing and Immediate Preventative Treatment Amidst New CDC Report on Alarming Rise in STI Cases: CDC’s 2022 STI Surveillance Report Shows Continued Surge of Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis Across the US with More Than 2.5 Million Cases

CDC’s 2022 STI Surveillance Report Shows Continued Surge of Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis Across the US with More...

Jan 30, 2024

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NACCHO Releases Tools to Strengthen Connections Between STI and Substance Use Services

Through this project, NACCHO worked with three public health organizations to implement and evaluate Screening, Brief...

Jan 29, 2024

  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Recommendations

Hospital Data and Climate Health Surveillance

Healthcare data is increasingly generated by electronic health records or EHRs.

Dec 26, 2023 | Noah Papagni

  • Health & Disability

Meet NACCHO’s 2023–2024 Health and Disability Fellows

The NACCHO Health and Disability Program is thrilled to introduce the 2023-2024 cohort of Health and Disability...

Dec 20, 2023 | Uyen Tran

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  • Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals: Planning for Program Evaluations at the Intersection of ACEs, Substance Use, and Overdose

The OIVP team is seeking consultant(s) for an upcoming project; please see below for the RFP announcement.

Nov 14, 2023

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  • Community Engagement
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Bridge Language Gaps

See how volunteers of the Medical Reserve Corps are bridging language gaps in their communities.

Oct 19, 2023 | Beth Hess

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  • Funding Opportunity
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Rural and Frontier Health
  • Rural Health

RFP: Overdose Prevention and Response - Understanding the Needs of Rural Communities

NACCHO is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a series of activities aimed at better understanding and amplifying...

Oct 05, 2023 | Madeline Masog

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

DIS Recognition Day: A Few Words from Kaitlin Cafferky

To celebrate the work that DIS do around the country, NACCHO would like to highlight several DIS and their...

Oct 05, 2023

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction Digest

Digest (September 27, 2023)

HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction Digest: September 27, 2023

Sep 27, 2023

Partner Articles

NACCHO Cognitive Health Guide FINAL 1
  • 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

Calhoun
  • 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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