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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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VLC for MCH
  • Access to Care
  • Emergency Response
  • Hazards & Health Effects
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

NACCHO Recruiting Members for Virtual Learning Collaborative for the Inclusion of MCH populations in Preparedness Exercises and Responses

NACCHO is recruiting members for a new Virtual Learning Collaborative (VLC) to develop and train MCH and EPR...

Nov 09, 2021 | Adelaide Appiah

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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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  • Access to Care
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

International Overdose Awareness Day Looks to the Future with Successful Pilot Projects

International Overdose Awareness Day, commemorated on August 31, marks not only the devastation we have seen over the...

Aug 30, 2021 | Esther Whitlock

Your cancer road map
  • Access to Care
  • Book Club
  • Healthy Living & Prevention

NACCHO Book Club: Your Cancer Roadmap—Navigating Life with Resilience

Each month, NACCHO will bring you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. We hope to provide a...

Aug 30, 2021 | Julia Mandeville

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  • COVID-19
  • Access to Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

New federal program provides free COVID-19 testing for K-8 schools and congregate settings: connect with a school district in your area

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering an important new federal COVID-19 testing program specifically...

Jul 19, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

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  • Access to Care
  • Health Equity & Social Justice

Black Maternal Health Week: Building Awareness

In the United States, Black women are 3-5 times more likely to die in childbirth than white women.

Apr 15, 2021 | Adelaide Appiah

STD Roadmap
  • Tools & Resources
  • Access to Care
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Infectious Disease

The STD QCS Planning Toolkit: Easy to Use, Helpful to Utilize

NACCHO, in partnership with CDC, has released the STD QCS Planning Toolkit, a marvelous and easy-to-use assessment tool...

Apr 12, 2021 | Guest Author, Barbara Wilgus, MSN, CRNP, Program Administrator, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins

  • Tools & Resources
  • Access to Care
  • Health & Disability
  • Healthy Living & Prevention

Reducing Healthcare Inequities Experienced by Adults with Developmental Disabilities

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Mar 19, 2021 | Guest Author

  • COVID-19
  • Access to Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Utilizing an Equity Lens to Test Maternal and Child Health Populations for COVID-19: A Case Study from Harris County Public Health

Harris County Public Health developed the COVID-19 Equity Testing Strategy to ensure equitable testing opportunities,...

Dec 22, 2020 | Adelaide Appiah

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

U.S. Surgeon General Releases a Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the HHS Maternal Health Action Plan to reduce...

Dec 19, 2020 | Adelaide Appiah

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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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  • 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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