Summer is Here and So are the Mosquitoes: Why Local Vector Control is Key to...

As temperatures rise well above 50 degrees throughout much of the country, mosquito season is in full swing, meaning many Americans...

Jul 31, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

  • Explore Public Health Law & Preparedness at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    Public health law, whether at the federal, state, or local level, plays a critical role in shaping how local health departments (LHDs)...

    Apr 12, 2017 | Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.

  • NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector...

    Feb 27, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

  • Prepare Locally: Leveraging the Medical Reserve Corps as a Local Response Resource

    By Katherine Deffer, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control...

    Sep 16, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Taking a Global Approach to Preparedness

    By Chelsea Gridley-Smith, PhD, NACCHO Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control...

    Sep 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Local Health Departments Get a Jump on Zika

    Summer is officially here and with it comes elements that increase communities’ risk for Zika virus: more heat, more travel, more time...

    Jun 23, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Summer is Coming: Resources to Keep Your Community Safe

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Summer is almost here which means more fun in the sun. Whether it’s...

    Jun 17, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • “Not if, but When”: Experts Share Latest Zika Response Activities

    By Andrea Grenadier, Communications Specialist, NACCHO Representatives from major public health organizations addressed attendees at...

    May 02, 2016 | Mary Hodges

  • Environmental Health and Operational Conditions in Emergency Shelters

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit...

    Oct 28, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • Summer is Here and So are the Mosquitoes: Why Local Vector Control is Key to Combating Zika

    As temperatures rise well above 50 degrees throughout much of the country, mosquito season is in full swing, meaning many Americans are at a greater risk for mosquito-borne illness. This year’s risk factor is substantially higher with the emergence of the Zika virus (ZIKV), spread mainly through the bite of infected Aedesmosquitoes (i.e., Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These […]

    Jul 31, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

    Explore Public Health Law & Preparedness at the 2017 Preparedness Summit

    Public health law, whether at the federal, state, or local level, plays a critical role in shaping how local health departments (LHDs) and their partners approach and implement preparedness strategy and response activities. From defining the roles of stakeholders leading or supporting emergency planning, response, and recovery efforts to ensuring legal protections for personally identifiable...

    Apr 12, 2017 | Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.

    NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

    NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector control capacity across ten Zika Virus (ZIKV) priority jurisdictions. This initiative was launched by the CDC Zika State Coordination Task Force (SCTF) and the Zika Vector Issues Team as a part of their national ZIKV response […]

    Feb 27, 2017 | Chelsea Gridley-Smith

    Prepare Locally: Leveraging the Medical Reserve Corps as a Local Response Resource

    By Katherine Deffer, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is highlighting five themes for each week of September, emphasizing the various aspects of effective preparedness. Each week, the NACCHO Preparedness team is authoring a blog to promote the theme and provide local health […]

    Sep 16, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Taking a Global Approach to Preparedness

    By Chelsea Gridley-Smith, PhD, NACCHO Program Analyst In commemoration of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is highlighting five themes for each week of September, emphasizing the various aspects of effective preparedness. Each week, the NACCHO Preparedness team is authoring a blog to promote the theme and provide local health […]

    Sep 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Local Health Departments Get a Jump on Zika

    Summer is officially here and with it comes elements that increase communities’ risk for Zika virus: more heat, more travel, more time spent outdoors, more standing water, and, maybe most importantly, more mosquitoes. But through proactive public health strategies – from education and outreach to vector surveillance and control – local health departments (LHDs) are […]

    Jun 23, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Summer is Coming: Resources to Keep Your Community Safe

    By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Summer is almost here which means more fun in the sun. Whether it’s camping, hiking, swimming, or barbequing, your community will be spending time outside, and keeping them safe from extreme heat and vector-borne diseases is critical. NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have […]

    Jun 17, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    “Not if, but When”: Experts Share Latest Zika Response Activities

    By Andrea Grenadier, Communications Specialist, NACCHO Representatives from major public health organizations addressed attendees at the 2016 Preparedness Summit in a late-breaking session that succinctly addressed the threats of Zika virus disease, as well as the latest scientific information and front-line response activities from both states and the federal government. The numbers growing...

    May 02, 2016 | Mary Hodges

    Environmental Health and Operational Conditions in Emergency Shelters

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/.  By Chris Mills, Senior Program Assistant, NACCHO A controversial topic dominating news media in recent months has been the immense wave of Syrian refugees entering European and Middle Eastern nations for safety from the conflict...

    Oct 28, 2015 | Mary Hodges

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