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NACCHO Statement on the Bipartisan, Bicameral FY2020 AppropriationsAgreement 12/17/2019
Local Environmental Health Jurisdictions Encouraged to Applyfor 2020 Crumbine Award 12/06/2019
NACCHO Podcast -- The Growing Maternal Mortality Rate Discussion with Stacy Collins, MSW 12/06/2019
Local Health Departments Call for Bold Action to Protect All Youth from E-Cigarettes 12/04/2019
West Virginia Local Health Department Partners with Grindr to Address the Spike in the Syphilis Rate Among Men Who Have Sex With Men 11/20/2019
Public Health and the Hispanic Community 11/15/2019
African-American Syphilis Rates Four Times Higher Than Whites According to New CDC Study 11/14/2019
CDC’s New Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report Shows Persistent Problem 11/13/2019
Michigan Local Health Leader Addresses PFAS and Water Protection onCapitol Hill 10/24/2019
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin Testifies Before Congress 10/16/2019
Dr. Umair A. Shah's Testimony Before Congress 10/16/2019
Three Leading National Public Health Organizations Ring the Alarm About All-Time Highs of STDs 10/09/2019
New CDC Report Shows Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Rapidly Increased Again in 2018 10/08/2019
NACCHO Tells Congress to Address Youth Vaping 09/25/2019
What Is “Glocal” Health? Applying Global Health Solutions to Local Health Department Problems 09/23/2019
NACCHO Calls for Swift Action to Eliminate Youth Vaping 09/13/2019
NACCHO Podcast How to Develop a Regional Public Health Response System for Disasters Discussion with Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC 09/12/2019
CDC Awarding Opioid Misuse Prevention Grants Directly to Local Health Departments for the First Time 09/04/2019
NACCHO and CDC Announce Their Vector Control Collaborative 08/07/2019
NACCHO Honors Dr. Anthony L-T Chen as its 2019 Advocate of the Year 08/06/2019
NACCHO Statement on Gun Violence in Texas and Ohio 08/05/2019
Statement on Senate Passage of the BIPARTISAN BUDGET ACT OF 2019 08/01/2019
NACCHO Announces the 2019 National Health Security Award Winners 07/24/2019
Carol Moehrle Honored with the “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award 07/23/2019
George T. Roberts, Jr. Is the New Board President of NACCHO 07/23/2019
Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA Elected Board Vice President of NACCHO 07/23/2019
NACCHO Announces the 2019-20 Officers and Board of Directors 07/22/2019
NACCHO 2019 Annual Conference, July 9-11 in Orlando 07/02/2019
LHDs Will Benefit from the Recently Passed FY2020 LHHS Spending Bill 06/19/2019
NACCHO Applauds Passage of PAHPAI 06/04/2019
NACCHO Supports the VACCINES Act 05/21/2019
Past President Carol Moehrle Dicusses Rural Suicide on Capitol Hill 05/21/2019
Kevin Sumner, NACCHO Board President Is a Public Health Spokesperson 05/17/2019
NACCHO Announces 2019 Model Practice Award Winners 05/16/2019
LHDs Honored in Inaugural 40 Under 40 in Public Health Awards 05/15/2019
Lori Tremmel Freeman Is a Public Health Media Spokesperson 05/14/2019
NACCHO Welcomes Increased Funding for Public Health Priorities 05/08/2019
NACCHO Sends Climate Change Letter to the House Oversight Committee 04/30/2019
NACCHO Applauds House Appropriations Bill to Increase HHS 04/30/2019
NACCHO & FDA Announce Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program 04/29/2019
NACCHO STATEMENT ON ONGOING MEASLES OUTBREAKS 04/23/2019
Podcast with Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, Leader of Healthcare Ready 04/19/2019
NACCHO Highlights Berkeley Model to Help Combat Rise in STDs 04/18/2019
NACCHO Highlights Need for Greater Support for LHDs to Combat STDs 04/17/2019
NACCHO Announces 2019 Food Service Guidelines Local Action Institute 03/25/2019
2019 Preparedness Summit in St. Louis, March 26-29, 2019 03/21/2019
Top Public Health Policy Issues in 2019 03/12/2019
NACCHO and ASTHO Urge Congress to Prioritize Funding for Public Health 03/11/2019
NACCHO Commends HELP Committee for Holding Hearing on Vaccines 03/05/2019
Vaccine Hesitancy and the Measles 02/19/2019
Dr. E. Oscar Alleyne Is NACCHO's New Chief of Programs and Services 02/13/2019
Dr. Umair A. Shah's Testimony Before Congress Supporting LHD Funding 02/06/2019
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Statement on Passage of the FIRST STEP Act 12/20/2018
The 2018 Forces of Change in America’s Local Public Health System 12/18/2018
New Independent Report Reveals Need to Invest in U.S. STD Prevention 12/13/2018
NACCHO Applauds Passage of Farm Bill 12/12/2018
2019 Crumbine Award for Food Safety Nominations Now Open 12/3/2018
World AIDS Day Statement 11/29/2018
NACCHO Supports FDA Restrictions on the Sale of e-Cigarette Products 11/15/2018
NACCHO Joins AMR Challenge 11/13/2018
Statement on the Borderline Bar and Grill Massacre 11/9/2018
NACCHO Announces New Chief of Government and Public Affairs 10/31/2018
Statement on theTree of Life Synagogue Massacre 10/31/2018
​The Opioid Crisis Response Act Supports LHDs 10/24/2018
NACCHO Opposes Proposed “Public Charge” Rule Changes 10/10/2018
NACCHO Applauds Passage of House Appropriations Bill 09/26/2018
NACCHO Commends House Passage of the PAHPAI 09/25/2018
CDC Report Shows Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia Rates Increasing 09/25/2018
Facing Addiction in America:The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids 09/21/2018
Senate Passes Legislation Strengthening Public Health Programs 09/18/2018
Senate Passes the Opioid Crisis Response Act 09/17/2018
CDC Vital Signs Report on Zika and Babies Released 08/14/2018
NACCHO Announces the 2018 National Health Security Award Winners 07/12/2018
NACCHO Recognizes Local Health Departments and Leaders 07/11/2018
George T. Roberts, Jr. Is President-Elect of NACCHO 07/5/2018
Kevin G. Sumner, MPH, Elected President of NACCHO 07/2/2018
Jennifer C. Kertanis Elected Vice President of NACCHO 07/2/2018
NACCHO Announces the 2018–19 Officers and Board of Directors 06/22/2018
NACCHO President Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH Testified Today 06/6/2018
NACCHO’s Kathleen Kelley Named a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Fellow 06/5/2018
Hepatitis Awareness Month: How Local Health Depts. Protect Communities 05/29/2018
NACCHO Applauds Senate on Public Health Preparedness Programs Support 05/23/2018
NACCHO Reacts to the Santa Fe High School Shooting 05/22/2018
NACCHO Announces the 2018 Crumbine Award for Excellence 05/10/2018
APHA and NACCHO Join NIH in Launching "All of Us" Research Program 05/1/2018
NACCHO Announces New Chief Executive Officer, Lori Tremmel Freeman 04/30/2018
NACCHO Applauds Surgeon General’s Naloxone Recommendations 04/5/2018
Omnibus Spending Bill Recognizes Importance of Public Health Funding 03/22/2018
NACCHO Commemorates ACA’s Prevention and Public Health Achievements 03/22/2018
NACCHO Congratulates Dr. Robert R. Redfield 03/22/2018
White House Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse 03/19/2018
Gun Violence Is a Public Health Epidemic 02/15/2018
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Public Health Will Be Endangered by Proposed Tax Reform Bill 11/16/2017
Findings from the 2017 Forces of Change Survey 11/7/2017
NACCHO Commends White House Report; Calls for Further Action 11/2/2017
Proposed Legislation Would Endanger Public Health Safety Net 11/1/2017
NACCHO Urges a Comprehensive Public Health Approach to Combat Opioids 10/26/2017
NACCHO Mosquito Control in the U.S. Study Released 10/18/2017
Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Is a Step in the Wrong Direction 10/10/2017
Graham-Cassidy Is Bad for the Nation’s Health 09/21/2017
August 25-31, 2017, is the 5th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week! 08/25/2017
Continued Federal Funding to Prevent the Spread of Zika Is Urgent 07/27/2017
NACCHO Concerned Over House Committee Cuts to Immunization Funding 07/19/2017
Dr. Umair A. Shah Takes Office as President of NACCHO 07/19/2017
NACCHOs’ Annual Conference to be Held in Pittsburgh, July 11-13, 2017 07/10/2017
NACCHO Applauds the Appointment of Brenda Fitzgerald, MD to Lead CDC 07/7/2017
Kevin G. Sumner Is NACCHO's President-Elect 07/3/2017
George T. Roberts, Jr., Is NACCHO's Vice President 07/3/2017
NACCHO Applauds the Nomination of Jerome Adams, MD, MPH l 06/30/2017
Senate Healthcare Bill Would Eviscerate Public Health 06/22/2017
NACCHO Announces the 2017-18 Officers and Board of Directors 06/19/2017
President Withdraws U.S. from Paris Accord on Climate Change 06/2/2017
The President’s Budget Would Endanger the Public’s Health 05/23/2017
As New Hepatitis B and C Infections Increase, LHDs Protect Americans 05/15/2017
American Health Care Act Fails to Protect the Public’s Health 05/5/2017
Zika and the Threat to Pregnant Women and Their Babies 04/20/2017
The 2017 Preparedness Summit 04/19/2017
NEHA and NACCHO Fully Endorse the Environmental Health Workforce Act 04/5/2017
NACCHO Announces Awards to Support Fluoridation in Local Communities 03/29/2017
House ACA Repeal and Replace Plan Imperils Public Health 03/7/2017
NACCHO Joins Experts at CDC's Vector Control Meeting, Feb. 27-28, 2017 02/27/2017
ACA and Local Public Health Departments: Q&A With Laura Hanen, MPP 02/27/2017
Protecting the Public’s Health: The Power of Vaccination 01/12/2017
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