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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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Organizational Support to Amplify the Voices of People With Disabilities

Local health departments can model true allyship by using their platforms to raise awareness, combat misconceptions,...

Apr 21, 2022 | Guest Author

  • Health & Disability

#AcrossTheLifespan: Recognizing Birth Defects Through all Phases of Life

January not only marks the beginning of a new year, but also National Birth Defects Awareness Month.

Jan 20, 2022 | Guest Author

  • Funding Opportunity
  • Health & Disability

Funding Opportunity: Strengthening Disability Inclusion Efforts within Local Health Departments

Funding announced for the Strengthening Disability Inclusion Efforts within Local Health Departments demonstration site...

Nov 15, 2021 | Sara Lyons

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  • Health & Disability
  • Opportunity

Recruitment Open for the 2021-2022 Health and Disability Fellowship Program

NACCHO is recruiting for two graduate students to join the 2021-2022 Health and Disability Fellowship Program.

Sep 15, 2021 | Sara Lyons

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability
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Help National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability Build an Accessible and Inclusive Online Health Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with Lakeshore Foundation and NCHPAD are currently looking for...

Jul 30, 2021

  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

Disability Language Guidance

The use of language and words describing people with disability has changed over time. Be aware of the meaning behind...

Jul 30, 2021 | Guest Author

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  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

New Guidance Issued on “Long COVID” and Disability Rights

The new guidance is on the HHS website and on the DOJ website.

Jul 27, 2021

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  • Health & Disability

Amplifying Their Voice by Lowering Ours: What it Means to be a Disability Ally

It is time to reflect on the progress made towards total inclusion of people with disabilities within our communities.

May 14, 2021 | Joseline Raja Vora

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  • Health & Disability
  • Immunization

Forum: Breaking Down Barriers for People Who Have Challenges Accessing COVID-19 Vaccination

This virtual forum takes place Wednesday, April 21 at 2:30 pm EDT.

Apr 19, 2021 | Beth Hess

  • Tools & Resources
  • Health & Disability

Online Training: Prepared4ALL: Whole Community Inclusive Emergency Planning

This free self-paced online training aims to help disability organizations increase their knowledge about emergency...

Apr 08, 2021 | Beth Hess

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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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  • Infectious Disease
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  • 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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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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  • 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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