What to Know about Summer Weather and Lyme Disease

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

Jul 08, 2015 | Guest Author

  • White House Fact Sheet Details Actions to Protect Communities from the Impacts of...

    A new White House fact sheet released as part of National Public Health Week outlines a series of actions the Obama administration is...

    Apr 08, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Rising Number of Chikungunya Cases Pose Significant U.S. Public Health Threat

    by Andrew Roszak, JDA, MPA, Senior Director, and Lisa Brown, MPH, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and...

    Dec 17, 2014 | Lisa Brown

  • Fall Class of Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholars Announced

    NACCHO’s newly developed Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program attracted close to 70 applicants with diverse...

    Oct 08, 2014 | Sara Rubin

  • Enterovirus D68: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Health officials are continuing to monitor an increase of non-polio enterovirus cases in the United States. According to the Centers...

    Oct 08, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

  • NACCHO Staff Attend IOM Vector-Borne Disease Workshop

    NACCHO staff from both the Environmental Health Team and Infectious Disease Team attended an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on...

    Sep 25, 2014 | Lisa Brown

  • Chikungunya: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Over the last several months, NACCHO has been assessing the potential implications of chikungunya (pronounced “chik-en-gun-ya”) for...

    Aug 08, 2014 | Andy Roszak

  • First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida

    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of...

    Jul 18, 2014 | Admin

  • What to Know about Summer Weather and Lyme Disease

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

    Jul 08, 2015 | Guest Author

    White House Fact Sheet Details Actions to Protect Communities from the Impacts of Climate Change

    A new White House fact sheet released as part of National Public Health Week outlines a series of actions the Obama administration is undertaking to better understand, communicate, and reduce the health impacts of climate change. These actions include: Convening stakeholders: The White House this week is holding a series of meetings with health and medical […]

    Apr 08, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Rising Number of Chikungunya Cases Pose Significant U.S. Public Health Threat

    by Andrew Roszak, JDA, MPA, Senior Director, and Lisa Brown, MPH, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response The end of the year is fast approaching and people across the country are focused on shopping, cold weather, and holiday celebrations. As Christmas trees are going up and snowstorms are already battering much of […]

    Dec 17, 2014 | Lisa Brown

    Fall Class of Local Public Health Policy & Practice Scholars Announced

    NACCHO’s newly developed Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program attracted close to 70 applicants with diverse academic interests from across the country. With such high interest and demand for local public health experience, NACCHO expanded its program to accommodate more scholars in a wider variety of focus areas than previously stated. This Friday, NACCHO will […]

    Oct 08, 2014 | Sara Rubin

    Enterovirus D68: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Health officials are continuing to monitor an increase of non-polio enterovirus cases in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) can cause mild to severe respiratory illness and is spread like the flu. States with laboratory-confirmed EV-D68 now extend from the West to East coasts. Local health […]

    Oct 08, 2014 | Guest Author

    Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly affected through increased transmission and geographic expansion of diseases spread by insects, compromised air, water, and food quality. For example, bacterial counts in the water surrounding coastal communities tend to spike dramatically following heavy rainfall. Not...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

    NACCHO Staff Attend IOM Vector-Borne Disease Workshop

    NACCHO staff from both the Environmental Health Team and Infectious Disease Team attended an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Microbial Threats Workshop titled, “Vector-Borne Diseases: Exploring the Environmental, Ecological, and Health Connections” on September 16 and 17. This two-day workshop highlighted recent developments in the incidence and prevalence of vector-borne...

    Sep 25, 2014 | Lisa Brown

    Chikungunya: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Over the last several months, NACCHO has been assessing the potential implications of chikungunya (pronounced “chik-en-gun-ya”) for local health departments. Earlier this week on August 6, public health officials in Harris County, Texas confirmed that a mosquito had tested positive for the virus. Year-to-date, Harris County has tested over 450,000 mosquitoes; however, this week was […]

    Aug 08, 2014 | Andy Roszak

    First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida

    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported July 17 in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

    Jul 18, 2014 | Admin

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