News Releases

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.

Communications

LeAnn Harley

Media & Public Relations Lead

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Phyllis Dickerson Johnson

Director of Communications

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Title Date
NACCHO Awards $410,000 to Advance Infant and Child Nutrition Security 02/26/2024
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast from Washington: FY2024 Appropriations Update and NACCHO Releases New Data on Local Health Department Infrastructure and Services 02/23/2024
NACCHO Recognizes Sixteen Local Health Departments for Preparedness in Public Health Emergencies 02/22/2024
NACCHO Releases New National Census of Local Health Department Workforce, Infrastructure, and Services - The 2022 National Profile Study Describes Key Data Points in the Areas of Workforce Harassment, Staffing Capacity, Immunization Access, and More 02/20/2024
NACCHO Awards $1.3 Million to Strengthen Infection Prevention and Control Training for Local Health Departments 02/14/2024
New NACCHO Research Shows Harassment Targeting Local Public Health Leaders Included Verbal Attacks, Physical Violence, and Threats of Legal Action 02/12/2024
NACCHO Awards More Than $800,000 to Enhance Infectious Disease Outbreak Planning and Response 02/8/2024
NACCHO Awards $350,000 in New Overdose Response Project Funding: Awardees in California, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont to Receive up to $50,000 02/5/2024
NACCHO Urges More Testing and Immediate Preventative Treatment Amidst New CDC Report on Alarming Rise in STI Cases 01/30/2024
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: Hill Update and NACCHO’s 2024 Legislative and Policy Agenda 01/26/2024
NACCHO Awards $1.29 Million to Address Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Response 1/25/2024
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: Harassment of Public Health Officials During COVID-19 and Its Lasting Impact 12/15/2023
NACCHO Releases 2022 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps Recognizing Twenty Years of Service: MRC Volunteers Contributed Over 1.1 Million Hours of Service, Emphasizing the Need for More Funding and Stronger Partnerships 11/20/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: NACCHO Talks Alarming Rise in Syphilis Cases and Local Health Departments Work to Improve Public Health Infrastructure 11/17/2023
NACCHO Calls for Coordinated, Multisector Response to Dire New CDC Report on Newborn Syphilis Cases: New Data Highlight Need to Prioritize Rapid Testing and Treatment 11/7/2023
NACCHO Announces Partnership with NFHS to Increase Immunization Health and Awareness for Student Athletes 11/2/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: NACCHO Opposes Proposed Cuts to Public Health Fund and Local Health Departments Respond to the Overdose Crisis 10/27/2023
NACCHO Releases New National Study Illustrating Need for Systematic Reinvestment in Local Public Health Preparedness 9/29/2023
Over 110 Organizations Call on Senate to Oppose Cuts to Prevention Fund 9/20/2023
NACCHO Observes Falls Prevention Awareness Week and Honors Local Health Department Actions to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults-Statement by NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman 9/18/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: The Importance of Preparedness Both Nationally and Locally 9/15/2023
NACCHO Awards $3.4 Million to Improve Access to Health and Social Services for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants 9/14/2023
Statement by NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman on Local Health Department Initiatives to Prevent Suicide During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 9/1/2023
NACCHO Announces Sarah Ravenhall as Chair of the State Association of County and City Health Officials Council (SACCHOs) — SACCHOs Help Build Healthy Communities and Advocate for the Public Health Workforce 8/24/2023
The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces Its 2023-2024 Board of Directors 8/23/2024
Damōn Chaplin, MBA, Elected Vice President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials 8/22/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: Reviewing Health-Related Appropriations and Empowering Resilient Communities in Disaster Response 8/11/2023
Michael Kilkenny, MD Becomes President-Elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials 8/2/2023
NACCHO Announces New Chief Operating Officer in the Office of the CEO 7/25/2023
Dr. Pramōd Dwivedī Is President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials 7/24/2023
Congressman Jason Crow Named Inaugural Recipient of NACCHO’s National Champion of Local Governmental Public Health Award 7/13/2023
NACCHO Honors Jonathan Hanft of Hennepin County Minnesota as the 2023 National Advocate of the Year 7/13/2023
Dr. Jody Hershey Awarded NACCHO’s Highest Honor, the Maurice “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award 7/13/2023
NACCHO Announces 2023 Model and Promising Practice Award Winners – Award recognizes local health department best practices in addressing pressing public health challenges 7/13/2023
The National Association of County and City Health Officials and CredibleMind Forge Partnership to Launch Nationwide Behavioral Health Program – Behavioral Health 360 Aims to Improve Mental Health in Our Communities 7/12/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: Public Health Funding, Preparedness, and Resilient Communities 7/7/2023
NACCHO Member Testifies Before Congress on Public Health Preparedness 6/13/2023
NACCHO and CAEAR Coalition Announce Partnership Effort Will Bridge HIV Programs at the Local Level 6/12/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: Hot Topics Include Debt Ceiling and One Health 6/9/2023
NACCHO Observes National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Honors Local Health Department Efforts to Curb Gun Violence 6/2/2023
NACCHO Grants More Than $44,000 to Support Wastewater Surveillance 5/31/2023
NACCHO Awards $300,000 to Local Health Departments to Support Increased Vaccine Uptake 5/23/2023
Local Health Departments in Ohio, Colorado, Tennessee, and Massachusetts Granted $20,000 Each to Make Communities “Climate Ready” 5/10/2023
Local Health Departments from Indiana, Illinois, and Texas Awarded More Than $39K to Build Capacity for Mosquito and Tick Control and Surveillance 5/10/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: How the Healthy People Initiative Can Help Achieve Local Health Goals 5/8/2023
Record Number of Professionals Set to Attend the 2023 Preparedness Summit 4/21/2023
NACCHO Awards $900,000 to Address Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Response 4/17/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: How Local Health Leaders Use Radio to Reach English and Spanish Speakers About Immunizations 4/14/2023
New CDC Report: More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis Were Reported in 2021 4/11/2023
NACCHO Celebrates National Public Health Week 2023 — A Message from NACCHO CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman 4/7/2023
NACCHO Awards $1.75 Million to Local Health Departments to Address Inequities in Vaccination Coverage Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adults 4/4/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials Awards Harm Reduction Outreach and Education Funding to Public Health Projects in Six States 3/23/2023
NACCHO Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards 3/20/2023
NACCHO Recognizes Eight Local Health Departments for Emergency Preparedness Capabilities 3/16/2023
NACCHO Podcast from Washington: A Discussion of the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2022, Workforce Loan Repayment and Disaster Preparedness 02/15/2023
National Association of County and City Health Officials Awards New Overdose Response Project Funding   01/26/2023
The National Association of County and City Health Officials Files Amicus Brief in Appeal of Local Opioid Crisis Case 01/23/2023
The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces Two New Board of Directors 01/11/2023
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