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NACCHO's news releases cover critical topics in public health, presenting messages to local and national media on the importance of local health departments in keeping our communities healthy and safe.

Public Affairs

Theresa Spinner

Director, Media & Public Relations

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Nation’s Local Health Departments Applaud CDC’s Clarification of COVID-19 Testing Guidance 09/18/2020
Tennessee's Mr. Joey Smith Elected to NACCHO's Board of Directors 09/03/2020
Local Health Departments Ask Administration to Pull Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance 08/28/2020
More Than 9 in 10 Americans Are Endangered by the Underfunding of Local Public Health 08/27/2020
NACCHO Awards Funding to Enhance Infectious Disease Prevention and Control in High-Risk Facilities 08/19/2020
NACCHO Releases Comprehensive Survey of U.S. Local Health Department Funding, Programs, and Partnerships 08/7/2020
Report from the Field: COVID-19 Impact on Overdose Response Activities at Local Health Departments 08/02/2020
Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on World Hepatitis Day 7/28/2020
Compromising Data Collection Will Further Complicate the U.S. Response to COVID-19 07/15/2020
Newly Announced Order for Hospitals to Bypass CDC and Send Coronavirus Patient Information Directly to Washington Database Likely to Worsen Pandemic Response Rather than Improve It 07/15/2020
NACCHO Announces 2020 Model Practice Award Winners 07/06/2020
Connecticut Local Public Health Leader Jennifer C. Kertanis Is now Board President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials 07/02/2020
Georgia Public Health Official Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA Is President-Elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Board of Directors 07/02/2020
North Carolina Local Public Health Leader Lisa Macon Harrison Elected Board Vice President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials 07/02/2020
Texas Local Public Health Leader George T. Roberts, Jr. Is the Immediate Past President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials 07/02/2020
NACCHO Data Lab Update Allows for Quick Assessment of COVID-19 Disparities 07/02/2020
Report From the Field: The Impact of COVID-19 Response on Local Health Department Immunization Programs 06/30/20
NACCHO New Analysis: Changes in Local Health Department Workforce and Finance Capacity Since 2008 06/28/2020
NACCHO Highlights Key Role of Local Health Departments for National HIV Testing Day 06/26/2020
NACCHO Report Highlights Ways to Meet the Needs of At-Risk Populations in a Disaster While Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic 06/16/2020
Compromising the Role of Public Health Officials Makes Our Nation Less Safe 06/15/2020
Podcast from Washington: Racially Driven Violence Against African Americans and NACCHO’s COVID-19 Dashboard Resource 06/11/2020
NACCHO Announces 2020 Climate and Health Adaptation Grants 06/09/2020
NACCHO Launches “Innovations in Congenital Syphilis Prevention” Project to Support Local Health Departments’ Work to End “Missed Opportunities” to Prevent Congenital Syphilis 06/04/2020
NACCHO Announces Aquatic Health and Safety Pilot Program Awardees 06/03/2020
Racially Driven Violence Against Black Americans Is a Public Health Issue 06/02/2020
Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety Programs 05/27/2020
Southern Nevada Health District Awarded 2020 Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection 05/18/2020
New Report Highlights Role of Local Health Departments in Addressing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance 05/18/2020
NACCHO Applauds the Introduction of Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act in the Senate 05/14/2020
NACCHO and CDC Announce the 2020 Vector Control Collaborative Cohort 05/13/2020
New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the Need for COVID-19 Contact Tracing 05/07/2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Vector Control Activities 05/05/2020
NACCHO Recommends at Least $7.6 Billion for Contact Tracing Workforce Surge 05/05/2020
NACCHO Urges Support for Frontline Public Health Workers 05/04/2020
NACCHO Past Presidents Call for Action to Support Public Health Response to Coronavirus 04/23/2020
The National Association of County and City Health Officials Applauds the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act 04/22/2020
NACCHO Launches New COVID-19 Data Lab 04/22/2020
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast from Washington with CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman 04/21/2020
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Position Statement on PublicHealth Capacity for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Surge 04/19/2020
Report from the Field: The Impact of COVID-19 on Local HealthDepartment HIV, STI, and Hepatitis Programs 04/15/2020
Nation’s Public Health Leaders Urge President Trump to Use AllAvailable Authorities to Quickly Produce Testing Supplies and PersonalProtective Equipment 04/09/2020
Local Health Departments Standing Strong on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response 04/09/2020
NACCHO's Statement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act 03/27/2020
Joint CARES Act Release 03/27/2020
Local Health Departments Recognized as TB Champions by CDC 03/24/2020
On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic with Barbara Marsh 03/19/2020
Local Health Departments Urge Adoption of Funding to StrengthenPublic Health Capacity to Respond to the COVID-19 Outbreak 03/01/2020
NACCHO and ASTHO to Host Joint Public Health Advocacy Day 02/25/2020
Local Health Departments Call on Administration, Congress to Provide Supplemental Funding to Address Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak 02/24/2020
The National Association of County and City Health Officials Awards New Overdose Response Project Funding 02/13/2020
NACCHO and FDA Announce the Ninth Year of the Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program 02/12/2020
NACCHO Statement on the President’s FY 2021 Budget 02/11/2020
NACCHO Announces Over $1 Million in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards 02/11/2020
The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces2020 Food Service Guidelines Action Institute 02/10/2020
NACCHO Highlights Local Community Needs to Address the Opioid Epidemic 01/14/2020
The National Association of County and City Health Officials AnnouncesAwards to Increase Disability Inclusion in Community Health Planning 01/03/2020
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