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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) 2021

Kick off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) with NACCHO as a partner with the Centers for Disease Control and...

Nov 18, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research & Reports

November is C. diff Awareness Month

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. It is estimated to...

Nov 02, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease

Request for Applications: Local Health Department Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Project

Apply today! NACCHO is giving funds to local health departments to advance their capacity to prevent and control HAIs...

Oct 27, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson, Zachary Smith, Christina Baum

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  • Infection Prevention and Control Champions

Member Spotlight: DuPage County HAI Team Recognized as NACCHO Infection Prevention and Control Champion

NACCHO recognizes the DuPage County Health Department (Illinois), Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) team as its...

Oct 19, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease

Request for Applications: Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19, Healthcare-Associated Infections, and Antimicrobial Resistance

Apply today! NACCHO is giving funds to local health departments to enhance local capacity to prevent and respond to...

Oct 08, 2021 | Christina Baum, Jaclyn Abramson, Zachary Smith

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Infectious Disease

New Resource: Updated Infection Prevention & Control Guidance for Healthcare Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their guidance for infection prevention and control...

Sep 15, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research & Reports

Tool to Help Control Infections at Skilled Nursing Facilities

Research from Yale University and the University of California, Los Angeles indicated having staff working at more than...

Sep 10, 2021 | Zachary Smith

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  • COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infectious Disease

Request for Technical Assistance: Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Training—Supporting Local Health Departments in Conducting TeleICARs at Long-term Care Facilities with APIC Consulting Services

Apply today! NACCHO is partnering with APIC Consulting Services to provide technical assistance to up to 30 local...

Aug 19, 2021 | Zachary Smith

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  • COVID-19
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Disease

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections from NACCHO's Immunization Workgroup

At the end of the 2020-2021 Immunization Workgroup year, the members reflected and identified key lessons learned...

Aug 09, 2021 | Amy Frandsen

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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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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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