NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program Supports Local Health Department Inclusion...

People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by obstacles to their health when compared to the general population. Among...

Sep 09, 2014 | Katie Regan

  • El Paso Legal Training

    Thank you again for joining us for Chaos in the Streets, Order in the Courts – a workshop focusing on public health law for...

    Sep 03, 2014 | Andy Roszak

  • Cyber Attack on U.S. Hospital Group Highlights Vulnerability of Critical...

    On Monday, August 18th, Community Health Systems, one of the largest U.S. hospital groups, reported that they were the victim of a...

    Aug 20, 2014 | Justin Snair

  • New Student Opportunities for Fall 2014: NACCHO Launches Health Policy and Practice...

    For the 2014-2015 academic year, NACCHO has expanded their student opportunities to include the newly developed Local Public Health...

    Aug 12, 2014 | Nicole Dunifon

  • NACCHO Statement of Policy: Local Health Department and Pharmacy Partnerships

    Strong relationships between pharmacies and state and local health departments can be mutually beneficial and build upon the inherent...

    Aug 05, 2014 | Erin Roberts

  • Public Health Law Workgroup July Update

    This month, members of the Public Health Law Workgroup and NACCHO staff members worked with CDC and ChangeLab Solutions to deliver a...

    Jul 30, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Tackling the Legal Aspects of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

    Imagine a new type of influenza or other communicable condition is spreading rapidly throughout your state or locality. Essential...

    Jul 14, 2014 | Guest Author

  • NACCHO and CDC Release New Radiation Legal Preparedness Report

    On July 10, CDC’s Public Health Law Program published Public Health Preparedness: Examination of Legal Language Authorizing...

    Jul 10, 2014 | Andy Roszak

  • Using Closed PODs to Protect Critical Infrastructure

    Sara Dinga, Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator at the Washoe County Health District (NV), is working to better prepare...

    Jul 03, 2014 | Erin Roberts

  • NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program Supports Local Health Department Inclusion Efforts

    People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by obstacles to their health when compared to the general population. Among other health status inequities, they are more likely to be obese, and smoke, and less likely to be included in emergency preparedness planning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently highlighting the need for […]

    Sep 09, 2014 | Katie Regan

    El Paso Legal Training

    Thank you again for joining us for Chaos in the Streets, Order in the Courts – a workshop focusing on public health law for emergency preparedness. As promised, here are a list of resources that we discussed at the training. PowerPoint Used at Training TX Emergency Management Authorities Appendix A compilation of volunteer / MRC […]

    Sep 03, 2014 | Andy Roszak

    Cyber Attack on U.S. Hospital Group Highlights Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure

    On Monday, August 18th, Community Health Systems, one of the largest U.S. hospital groups, reported that they were the victim of a cyber-attack from China, which resulted in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. This attack is the largest of its type involving patient information since the U.S. Department […]

    Aug 20, 2014 | Justin Snair

    New Student Opportunities for Fall 2014: NACCHO Launches Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program

    For the 2014-2015 academic year, NACCHO has expanded their student opportunities to include the newly developed Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program. This program was designed as a guided, academic, practice-based opportunity for graduate level students in public health, pharmacy, environmental studies, or law to work on policy and practice issues impacting public […]

    Aug 12, 2014 | Nicole Dunifon

    NACCHO Statement of Policy: Local Health Department and Pharmacy Partnerships

    Strong relationships between pharmacies and state and local health departments can be mutually beneficial and build upon the inherent strengths of each sector, especially during public health emergencies. As healthcare professionals, pharmacists already play a critical role in the provision of health and wellness services, in chronic disease management, in health screenings, and in providing...

    Aug 05, 2014 | Erin Roberts

    Public Health Law Workgroup July Update

    This month, members of the Public Health Law Workgroup and NACCHO staff members worked with CDC and ChangeLab Solutions to deliver a pre-conference session at NACCHO Annual entitled, “Public Health Law 101 for Local Health Officials.” The session was well attended. During their regular call this month, the workgroup focused on two areas important to […]

    Jul 30, 2014 | Guest Author

    Tackling the Legal Aspects of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

    Imagine a new type of influenza or other communicable condition is spreading rapidly throughout your state or locality. Essential resources are quickly being depleted. State and local health care personnel are strained by the number of cases and infections within their own ranks. What legal powers do you need to respond effectively and protect the public's health? Could you use volunteers from...

    Jul 14, 2014 | Guest Author

    NACCHO and CDC Release New Radiation Legal Preparedness Report

    On July 10, CDC’s Public Health Law Program published Public Health Preparedness: Examination of Legal Language Authorizing Responses to Radiological Incidents, an assessment of state and local laws that authorize restriction of movement and decontamination of people during a radiological event. The assessment is the result of a partnership between CDC’s Public Health Law Program, […]

    Jul 10, 2014 | Andy Roszak

    Using Closed PODs to Protect Critical Infrastructure

    Sara Dinga, Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator at the Washoe County Health District (NV), is working to better prepare Washoe County for a pandemic through the use of closed Points of Dispensing (PODs) which target vital services employees. Closed PODs are defined as public and private locations that have agreed to dispense medications, generally during […]

    Jul 03, 2014 | Erin Roberts

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