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    September 2022

    August 2022

    Title Source Date
    Rock Island County Health Department looking to fill medical reserve corps volunteer positions WQAD-TV 08/31/2022
    St. Louis County public health overtime soared during the pandemic. Are we ready for next time? St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08/29/2022
    Here are 3 tips experts say parents need to know amid the monkeypox endemic as students return to school Business Insider 08/28/2022
    Legislators congratulate health department director for role at national level Orleans Hub 08/25/2022
    Health department’s actions saves lives Commercial-News 08/25/2022
    Monkeypox is rare in children, but K-12 schools are preparing for possible cases CNN Health 08/25/2022
    Coronavirus Today: What’s wrong with the CDC? Los Angeles Times 08/23/2022
    Monkeypox response continues to face hurdles after new federal guidance The Hill 08/17/2022
    Health departments apply lessons learned from Covid to other public health concerns CNN Health 08/15/2022
    Clay County Public Health Center receives national Promising Practice Award Gladstone Dispatch 08/14/2022
    States have permission to make their monkeypox vaccines go a lot farther The Washington Post 08/10/2022
    Louisville receives $180,000 in grant funds to improve outdoor activities WLKY / MSN 08/08/2022
    St. Mary’s Health Officer Elected To National Health Officials’ Board Of Directors The Bay 08/08/2022
    Gabapentin's link to fatal drug overdoses draws concern UPI/MSN 08/08/2022
    Program feeding households isolated for Covid wins for health department, CEOC, Food for Free Cambridge Day 08/06/2022
    Helping hold down hepatitis in Black community St. Louis American 08/05/2022
    County Health Department Added To Vector Control Program The Post-Journal 08/05/2022
    Local News – Thursday, August 4th, 2022 Radio KMSO 08/04/2022
    Vermilion County Health Department Honored for Innovation in Public Health Vermillion County First 08/04/2022
    Clay County Public Health Center receives national Promising Practice Award News Press Now 08/04/2022
    County's vaccine program honored El Paso County News 08/04/2022
    NACCHO Awards $1.35 Million to Local Health Departments to Identify, Address Inequities in Adult Influenza, Covid-19 Vaccination Coverage Greenville Business Magazine 08/04/2022
    Pottawattamie County receives national recognition for COVID-19 vaccination plan The Daily Nonpareil 08/04/2022
    Local Health Department wins national award WITY Radio 08/03/2022
    Music Festivals Embrace Overdose Reversal Drugs, but Fentanyl Testing Kits Remain Taboo Kaiser Health News 08/03/2022
    Is Covid fatigue adversely affecting the monkeypox prevention response? OnlySky 08/02/2022
    Slow response to monkeypox exposes ‘tired, overworked’ US health agencies The Guardian 08/01/2022
    Rising monkeypox cases expose the nation’s need for public health funding Georgia Public Broadcasting 08/01/2022
    Health Care — Bipartisan senators aim to protect abortion rights The Hill 08/01/2022

    July 2022

    Title Source Date
    Biden administration falls into blame game with local authorities over monkeypox response The Hill 07/30/2022
    L.A. County has cut back on COVID-19 contact tracing as supercontagious BA.5 surges Los Angeles Times 07/30/2022
    Public health officials 'nervous' about flu after two years of COVID-19 precautions Yahoo! News 07/29/2022
    El Paso County and Colorado Springs Vaccine Consortium honored for COVID-19 response Colorado Business Journal 07/28/2022
    Monkeypox Straining Already Overstretched Public Health System Stateline 07/28/2022
    Health Secretary Says States ‘Need to Work With Us’ on Fighting Monkeypox The New York Times 07/28/2022
    Monkeypox Forces a New Public Health Test on Local Governments Route Fifty 07/25/2022
    How public health works – and why it sometimes doesn't CBS News 07/25/2022
    Monkeypox spreading in 'cluster events,' but vaccines can help stop it, local health officials say CNN Health 07/21/2022
    Fighting monkeypox, sexual health clinics are underfunded and ill-equipped CBS News / Kaiser HealthNews 07/19/2022
    Conservative Blocs Unleash Litigation to Curb Public Health Powers Kaiser Health News 07/18/2022
    Efforts to curb monkeypox stymied by other public health threats, vaccine shortages UPI 07/18/2022
    Linn County Public Health director named president-elect of NACCHO The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun 07/14/2022
    Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Reserve Corps receive tier two award grant WTAP-TV 07/12/2022
    Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department receives $50K to support COVID-19 response Parkersburg News and Sentinel 07/12/2022
    As the Drug Overdose Crisis Rages, City Fails To Collect Data Needed To Fight It The San Francisco Standard 07/07/2022
    Area health official named president of national organization’s board of directors Central Jersey 07/06/2022
    Medical Reserve Corps of Southwest Vermont gets $25,000 grant Bennington Banner 07/04/2022

    June 2022

    Title Source Date
    Health Department receives $50K award McDonough County Voice 06/29/2022
    Some music festivals are allowing overdose reversal drugs Marketplace 06/29/2022
    Cincinnati Developing New Policies to Support City Employees Seeking Abortion, Other Healthcare Cincinnati Beat 06/27/2022
    FDA advisers to consider whether Omicron-specific coronavirus vaccines are needed CNN Health 06/27/2022
    Do you know where your chicken wings come from? Explosion of virtual restaurants fuels health concerns The Boston Globe 06/26/2022
    The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health 30Seconds 06/24/2022
    HHS releases new PSAs to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations for children under 5 CNN Health 06/23/2022
    CDC recommends Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months, clearing the way for vaccinations to begin soon CNN Health 06/18/2022
    Testing squeeze keeps the scope of monkeypox a mystery Axios 06/14/2022
    Did You Test Positive for COVID at Home? Here’s What to Do The Honest Company 06/13/2022
    White House tees up pediatric Covid-19 vaccine strategy POLITICO 06/10/2022
    N.Y.C Drops Toddler Mask Mandate; Big Win for RSV Vaccine; COVID Origins Still Murky MedPage Today 06/10/2022
    COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 still pending with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH AMA 06/08/2022
    COVID toll on public health workers demands investment in public health Henderson Dispatch 06/06/2022
    Reporting Home Covid Test Results Can Be Confusing. Here’s How to Do It. New York Times 06/04/2022
    NACCHO: Addressing Public Health’s Vital Work Contagion 06/01/2022

    May 2022

    Title Source Date
    Minnesota’s Largest HIV/STD Clinic (Red Door) 05/31/2022
    West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District Earns $100,000 Grant from NACCHO 05/27/2022
    $10,000 grant will give county Public Health boost on community engagement Denton Record-Chronicle 05/25/2022
    West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District Given $100K To Fight COVID West Hartford Patch 05/25/2022
    NC public health workers draw road map for years ahead North Carolina Health News 05/24/2022
    CDHD does vaccination equity research focused on the Hall County Hispanic population Nebraska TV 05/21/2022
    Goodhue County one of 10 municipalities to pilot public health project Republican Eagle 05/20/2022
    Ukrainians seeking shelter in US must have TB screenings and certain vaccinations CNN Health 05/19/2022
    A third of people in US should consider masking based on their Covid-19 risk, CDC director says CNN Health 05/19/2022
    Covid-19 wastewater surveillance is promising tool, but critical challenges remain CNN Health 05/18/2022
    Central District Health gets funding to study Hispanic vaccine equity in Grand Island Grand Island Independent 05/17/2022
    National organization recognizes FDOH-Marion County staff members for pandemic response Ocala-News 05/17/2022
    Public Health and America’s ‘Forgotten Governments’ Governing 05/16/2022
    Fairfax County Health among recipients of NACCHO funding Fairfax Times 05/13/2002
    Enfield health district gets $90K grant to prevent outbreaks Journal Inquirer 05/12/2022
    New Report Highlights Tremendous Stress on Local Health Departments Conduit Street 05/10/2022
    County Fails Miserably In Rejecting Funds The Post Journal 05/07/2022
    States prepare for summer launch of new 988 suicide prevention number CNN Health 05/06/2022
    From local to global: A critical look at the CDC Connecticut NPR 05/05/2022
    Cincinnati wants to change who responds to mental health-related 911 calls WVXU 05/05/2022
    NACCHO releases report highlighting impact of COVID-19 response on local public health departments NACo 05/05/2022
    As climate change worsens hurricane season in Louisiana, doulas are ensuring parents can safely feed their babies The 19th 05/05/2022
    National Association of County and City Health Officials Applauds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Updated Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations Mile High Gay Guy 05/03/2022
    Medical Reserves Corps earns $10K grant Greenwich Time 05/02/2022
    Housatonic Valley MRC awarded a $10,000 medical reserve corps operational readiness award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials News Times 05/02/2022

    April 2022

    Title Source Date
    Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (STD) aumentan en la pandemia Noticia Long Island 04/30/2022
    Taos Alive Receives Grant to Expand Service in Taos County Taos News 04/29/2022
    The US is out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase, Fauci says CNN Health 04/27/2022
    Evolving Covid Booster Guidelines Threaten to Widen Inequities Bloomberg Law 04/26/2022
    Calhoun County selected for health initiative The Alton Telegraph 04/25/2022
    White House working to make Pfizer's Covid-19 antiviral pill more 'widely available' CNN Health 04/25/2022
    Tower Health Receives Second Federal Grant to Support Health Efforts BCTV 04/25/2022
    Pueblo joins overdose response program The Pueblo Chieftain 04/22/2022
    Experts Weigh in on CDC's New Forecasting Center for Infectious Diseases HealthDay 04/22/2022
    Reading Hospital receives grant to improve community health Reading Eagle 04/21/2022
    New Policy Statement Positions NACCHO as a Leading Leader in Addressing the Local Level Health Impacts of Climate Change Journal Beat 04/21/2022
    Cases of babies born with syphilis rise in Nevada in 2020 KVVU-TV 04/19/2022
    Cases of babies born with syphilis rise in Nevada in 2020 KOLO-TV 04/19/2022
    Los casos de enfermedades de transmisión sexual aumentaron durante el primer año de pandemia del COVID-19, según datos de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades Latin Opinion Baltimore 04/19/2022
    Naccho Awards GreenRoots $25,000 in Funding Chelsea Record 04/18/2022
    Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Increased During Year One of the COVID-19 Pandemic Mile High Gay Guy Blog 04/13/2022
    Is Covid-19 endemic yet? Experts aren't so sure CNN Health 04/13/2022
    Ashland Co. Health Dept. to create new Facebook page, hire PIO/health educator Ashland Source 04/12/2022
    DHEC using grant to prevent substance abuse in Upstate WSPA-TV 04/12/2022
    Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Increased During Year One of the COVID-19 Pandemic According Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data Erie Gay News 04/12/2022
    Fairfax infectious-disease staff wins national accolades Inside NOVA 04/07/2022
    Communicable-disease team wins national accolades Sun Gazette 04/07/2022
    Beverly Emergency Management, Mass Task Force 1 Nets $75K State Grant Patch / Yahoo! News 04/06/2022
    The State and Local Leaders Who Aren’t Ready to Give Up Pandemic Power Real Clear Investigations 04/06/2022
    Fayette health organization receives $50,000 grant for treatment work Atlanta Journal Constitution 04/06/2022
    The State and Local Leaders Who Aren’t Ready to Give Up Pandemic Power Real Clear Investigations 04/06/2022
    Wastewater monitoring for Covid-19 is picking up steam across the US CNN Health 04/04/2022
    FCHD team honor by National Association of County and City Health Officials Fairfax County Times 04/01/2022
    Public health readying for next pandemic while battling COVID-19: Rebuilding US health infrastructure The Nation's Health 04/01/2022

    March 2022

    Title Source Date
    Medical Reserve Corps of Greater KC wins national award KCTV-5 03/30/2022
    States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Virus May Swell Anew The New York Times 03/30/2022
    Public Health Employee Survey Reveals a Workforce Crisis Governing 03/30/2022
    Free COVID tests and treatments no longer free for uninsured, as funding runs out NPR 03/29/2022
    Biden’s budget signals a shift in the administration’s pandemic response Grid 03/29/2022
    After two years, the final US military medical Covid-19 deployments are ending: 'We still have a long road ahead' CNN Health 03/29/2022
    The Trust Crisis Proto 03/28/2022
    As Pandemic Enters Third Year, Public Health Workers Are Suffering High Levels of Mental Distress Public Health Watch 03/28/2022
    Springfield Turning Point Recovery Center awarded $120,000 to support overdose response efforts Vermont Biz 03/27/2022
    Almost 2 in 5 Covid-19 researchers have faced harassment, survey finds NBC News 03/24/2022
    As Legislature Advances MACo Initiative to Protect Health Officers, Montgomery Co. Affirms Support Conduit Street 03/23/2022
    "They followed my family": Public health officials face increased harassment during pandemic Salon 03/21/2022
    Harassment of health officials widespread amid COVID-19, study finds Becker's Hospital Review 03/18/2022
    Harassment of public health officials all too common in pandemic CIDRAP 03/18/2022
    Study: Harassment of public health officials widespread problem during pandemic WBAL-TV Baltimore 03/17/2022
    When Public Health Becomes the Public Enemy BizTweet 03/17/2022
    Study Shows Harassment Prompted Some Health Officials To Resign During The Pandemic WJZ-TV Baltimore 03/17/2022
    White House warns against vanishing act for Covid-19 aid Courthouse News 03/15/2022
    Sullivan Medical Reserve Corps earns $5,000 federal grant River Reporter 03/15/2022
    Medical Reserve Corps earns federal grant Sullivan County Democrat 03/14/2022
    This devastating disease is preventable, but Texas leads the nation in new cases Yahoo! News 03/11/2022
    Uncertainty for Biden’s Covid Plan After Aid Is Dropped From Spending Bill The New York Times 03/09/2022
    KS lawmakers redouble efforts to limit reach of public health officials in next crisis Kansas City Star 03/09/2022
    $10K award supports Medical Reserve Corps Findlay Courier 03/08/2022
    National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces More Than $1 Million in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards Homeland Security Today 03/08/2022
    Ordering is underway for Covid-19 test-to-treat program's antiviral drugs, White House says CNN Health 03/07/2022
    These US counties still have 'high' Covid-19 levels as their states lift mask mandates, CNN analysis shows CNN Health 03/03/2022
    Washoe County Health District receives $75,000 to screen women in jail for syphilis KUNR 03/03/2022
    Public health issues call for significant investment CAL Matters 03/03/2022
    County Seeks To Monitor Wastewater For COVID-19 The Post-Journal 03/02/2022

    February 2022

    Title Source Date
    San Juan Basin Public Health looks to the future after weathering the pandemic Durango Herald 02/24/2022
    Laws Stripping Public Health Powers a 'Terrifying Step Back,' Says Former HHS Chief MedPage Today 02/23/2022
    DeKalb Board of Health to use grant money to fight substance abuse The Champion 02/23/2022
    A fourth Covid-19 shot might be recommended this fall, as officials 'continually' look at emerging data CNN Health 02/21/2022
    What to expect in the CDC’s upcoming new mask guidelines Poynter 02/17/2022
    Lancaster County drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center receives $129K grant Lancaster Online 02/17/2022
    Where You Get Your COVID-19 Test Matters NBC News 4 02/16/2022
    Lorain County Public Health gets $450,000 award to fight addiction Lorain County Chronicle 02/15/2022
    States Craft Their COVID Exit Strategies Stateline 02/15/2022
    Public Health Officials Wind Down COVID Contact Tracing Very Well Health 02/11/2022
    While awaiting updated CDC guidance, here's the data states are using to lift Covid-19 restrictions CNN Health 02/11/2022
    The US still isn't getting Covid-19 data right CNN Health 02/10/2022
    Denton County man against COVID vaccines admits to threatening doctor over COVID stance Newsbreak 02/10/2022
    US plans to roll out initial 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for children under 5 after FDA authorization, CDC document says CNN Health 02/09/2022
    Mask mandates, contact tracing are going away, as states shift to new phase POLITICO 02/08/2022
    As Omicron Eases, Orange County Ponders The Future of The Public Health Department Voice of Orange County 02/08/2022
    A Missouri health official is the latest vaccine proponent to be pushed out. The New York Times 02/04/2022
    SACS plans to cease tracing, quarantine The Journal Gazette 02/03/2022
    Health department ends COVID-19 case investigations Bowling Green Daily News 02/03/2022
    Building the US public-health workforce of the future Kinsey & Company 02/02/2022
    County health department to scale back on COVID-19 contact tracing, investigation The Courier 02/02/2022
    Kenosha County Public Health changes procedure on contacting people who test positive for COVID-19 West of the I 02/02/2022
    Black Hawk County Health Department scaling back on COVID contact tracing KCRG-TV 02/02/2022
    Contact tracing phased out by VDH Farmville Herald 02/02/2022
    Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures Kenosha News 02/01/2022

    January 2022

    Title Source Date
    This map is the key to when US might start easing Covid-19 restrictions CNN Health 01/31/2022
    When Will COVID Restrictions End? SELF Magazine 01/31/2022
    Guest Editorial: Partners in Prevention EMS World 01/28/2022
    Most Americans say pandemic will be over when virus becomes comparable to seasonal flu The Washington Post 01/28/2022
    Covid-19 update Wahkiakum Eagle 01/27/2022
    Public Health Workforce Bills Address Growing Staffing Crisis Inside Health Policy 01/25/2022
    Pandemic Health Systems Reimagined in Supermind Report Biospace 01/25/2022
    No, the CDC doesn’t count positive results from at-home COVID-19 tests Verify 01/21/2022
    Suspension of Florida health officer comes as state tightens muzzles, critics say Sacramento Bee 01/21/2022
    Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort CNN Health 01/20/2022
    Aiming to make CDC nimble, agency director has rankled many AP / ABC News 01/20/2022
    Bipartisan senators introduce legislation to rebuild public health workforce Homeland Preparedness News 01/19/2022
    The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2022 Governing 01/18/2022
    19 states have fewer than 15% of ICU beds left as health care staffing shortages complicate care CNN Health 01/14/2022
    A Shift Away from Daily COVID Case Counts Has Begun Stateline 01/14/2022
    When it comes to COVID, experts just want us to listen and obey American Thinker 01/13/2022
    19 states have fewer than 15% of ICU beds left as health care staffing shortages complicate care CNN Health 01/13/2022
    Biden vowed to fix testing. But he didn't plan for Omicron. CNN Politics 01/11/2022
    In 2022 Md. assembly session, county lobbying group will support efforts to protect local officials from harassment WTOP 01/11/2022
    A growing problem in public health is getting people to heed advice NPR 01/10/2022
    Need an At-Home COVID Test? Here's Help Finding and Using One U.S. News & World Report 01/10/2022
    Should You Report Your COVID-19 Home Test Results to Your Local Health Department? Very Well Health 01/09/2022
    CDC updates are straining already-pressed public health departments NBC News 01/08/2022
    Arizona nonprofit awarded $250k grant for COVID-19 prevention in refugee communities The Center Square - Arizona 01/06/2022
    'Provisional Positives': How the Pandemic Could Spark a Public Health Overhaul U.S. News & World Report 01/06/2022
    CDC recommends Pfizer-BioNTech booster for 12-to-17-year-olds, The Washington Post 01/05/2022
    Biden promised more coronavirus tests but the surge is now The Washington Post 01/05/2022
    NACCHO commissions new study on wastewater surveillance research Smart Water Magazine 01/04/2022
    NACCHO commissions new study on wastewater surveillance research Environmental Expert 01/04/2022
    DCHD Gets $175K To Support COVID Vulnerable People Omaha Daily Record 01/03/2022
    'A sacrificial lamb': Pandemic politics force out hundreds of public health officials NBC News 01/01/2022

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