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  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans with a Health Equity Focus

National Preparedness Month is an opportunity for us to pause and think about how our own health departments can plan...

Sep 22, 2020 | Jennifer C. Kertanis

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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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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Final Reflections: NACCHO Immediate Past-President George T. Roberts, Jr.

In July 2019, when I began this journey as NACCHO President, I stood in front of over 1,300 NACCHO Annual attendees and...

Jul 19, 2020 | George Roberts

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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Incoming NACCHO President Jennifer Kertanis Shares how Her Health Department is responding to COVID-19 and Briefly Discusses Her Vision for NACCHO

President-elect Jennifer Kertanis highlights what her health department is doing to slow the spread of COVID-19 and...

Jun 26, 2020 | George Roberts

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  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Recognizing Situations and Adapting Leadership Practices during the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of uncertainty, public health professionals who are spearheading COVID-19 response efforts may need to...

May 08, 2020 | George Roberts

  • COVID-19
  • President's Corner

A Special Thank You to NACCHO Members

Colleagues: As we reflect on the field for National Public Health Week 2020, it is truly remarkable how far we have...

Apr 09, 2020 | George Roberts

  • Leadership
  • Performance Improvement
  • President's Corner

Public Health Transformational Leader Reena Chudgar Shares Advice on How to Develop and Successfully Implement Innovative Ideas

Reena Chudgar, MPH, is Director of Innovation at the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI). Reena...

Feb 19, 2020 | George Roberts

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner
  • Social Determinants of Health

Leader and Health Director, Melissa Lyon Discusses Important Partner Characteristics and Shares Her Hopes for Public Health Leadership

Melissa C. Lyon, MPH, leads Pennsylvania’s Erie County Department of Health as Public Health Director. While earning...

Jan 09, 2020 | George Roberts

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner

Professor and Chair of the CDC Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Leah Devlin Shares the Biggest Risk She’s Taken as a Leader and the Greatest Reward

Dr. Devlin’s presidential leadership spans across three public health organizations—the North Carolina Association of...

Dec 04, 2019 | George Roberts

  • Leadership
  • President's Corner
  • Social Determinants of Health

Transformational Leader Dr. Rex Archer Shares Important Decisions He’s Made as Director of KCMO and Errors He’s Witnessed from Other Leaders

Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH serves as the Director of Health for the City of Kansas City (KCHD), MO, and is also a past...

Nov 12, 2019 | George Roberts

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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