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  • COVID-19
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Member Spotlight: Dr. Dawn Terashita recognized as NACCHO Infection Prevention and Control Champion

NACCHO has announced that Dr. Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH, FACPM, Associate Director for the Acute Communicable Disease...

Mar 03, 2021 | Kimberly Nalley

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  • COVID-19
  • Leadership
  • Letters & Statements
  • Workforce Development

Happy Public Health Thank You Day!

Public health in the United States and globally has been in an unprecedented spotlight in 2020. Now, more than ever,...

Nov 23, 2020

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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

New NACCHO President Jennifer Kertanis Discusses the Challenges of Responding to the Pandemic and Lays Out Her Presidential Priorities

It is truly an honor to serve as NACCHO President during the 2020–2021 term despite the fact that these are the most...

Aug 30, 2020 | Jennifer C. Kertanis

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  • Breastfeeding
  • Community Engagement
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month and this week is World Breastfeeding Week! This year's theme highlights the...

Aug 03, 2020 | Harumi Reis-Reilly

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  • Awards & Recognition
  • Opportunity

Apply for NACCHO’s Awards and Get Honored at NACCHO 360!

The application period for NACCHO’s 2020 Local Health Department of the Year, the Maurice “Mo” Mullet...

Apr 10, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Awards & Recognition
  • Leadership
  • Opportunity

Call for Nominations: 2020–2021 NACCHO Vice President

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announces its Call for Nominations for the...

Mar 10, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

  • Opportunity
  • Training

Registration for NACCHO 360, the Reimagined NACCHO Annual Conference, is Open!

Registration for NACCHO 360 has officially opened! Join us, July 7–9 in Denver for a conference that goes beyond...

Feb 28, 2020 | nacchovoice

  • Water Quality

Risk Communication Guide for Water Utilities

As part of its long-standing efforts to proactively inform and prepare utility leaders, the American Water Works...

Feb 06, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

National Preparedness Month 2019: Youth Preparedness

When developing preparedness plans for public health emergencies, it is important to remember that certain community...

Sep 16, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Member Spotlight Interview: Health Director Emily Brown Discusses the Importance of Rural Health Representation

NACCHO’s Member Spotlight series features interviews with local health department leaders and staff about their careers...

Jun 06, 2019 | nacchovoice

Partner Articles

  • 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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  • COVID-19
  • Webinar
  • Communications & Public Relations

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A...

Sep 21, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar

2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
  • Opportunity
  • Social Determinants of Health

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021...

Jul 20, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Call for Applications: 2021 Robert Wood Johnson...

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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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