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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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Drugs
  • Press Release

After 50 Years, NACCHO Calls for an End to the War on Drugs and a Public Health Approach to Substance Use and Its Harms

The War on Drugs was declared on June 17, 1971, expanding the federal government’s role in drug control and the...

Jun 17, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release

National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces More Than $360,000 in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards

Washington, DC, June 9, 2021 - The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the...

Jun 09, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

North Dakota Legislature
  • Press Release

NACCHO and The Network for Public Health’s New Report Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority: Dangerous for Public Health, Highlights Proposed State Laws Detrimental to Public Health

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local...

May 28, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release

The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces Its 2021 Innovative Practice Award Winners

— Today, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000...

May 27, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

Covid 19 Person
  • Press Release

NACCHO Member Karen Shelton, MD, FACOG, Southwest Virginia Local Health District Director Testifies Before Congress on COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Tomorrow, Karen Shelton, MD, FACOG, Director of the Mount Rogers Health District and Acting Director of the Lenowisco...

May 25, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

Crumbine Award
  • Press Release

Washoe County Health District Awarded 2021 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local...

May 19, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release
  • Policy
  • Workforce Development

NACCHO Applauds Introduction of the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act

Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act would support recruitment and retention of top talent to health departments.

May 18, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

White House
  • Press Release

NACCHO Applauds Biden Administration Plan to Bolster Public Health Workforce

Today, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the nearly 3,000 local...

May 13, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

Covid 19 Person
  • Press Release

NACCHO Awards Funding to Local Health Departments to Support Efforts to Increase Rates of Vaccination Against COVID-19

— The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local...

May 10, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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  • Press Release

NACCHO Applauds FDA’s Move to Prohibit Menthol Flavor

“NACCHO applauds today’s decision by the FDA to take action to prohibit menthol flavor in cigarettes and all flavors in...

Apr 29, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

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...

Ci  Climate  Change
  • 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...

Water Fountain
  • 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...

Covid
  • 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...

Wildfire
  • 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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