Every year, NACCHO hosts several events and conferences designed to help local health officials sharpen their skills and improve their community’s health.

NACCHO Annual is the only conference that focuses on the challenges and opportunities for local health. The conference offers an opportunity for local health department staff, partners, funders, and individuals invested in local public health to share the latest research, ideas, strategies and innovations.

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The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest-running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the Summit; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies.


The Vector Control Summit convenes local health departments, mosquito abatement districts, public works departments, and mosquito control experts with the purpose of providing: technical assistance to local vector programs and partner organizations that are focused on Zika response efforts and/or serve populations affected by Zika; opportunities to exchange successes and challenges shared by local vector control organizations; and forums for education and networking.

In 2018, the summit supported 29 individuals from low-resource jurisdictions to attend this unique training and education opportunity. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO developed and distributed an electronic survey to assess mosquito surveillance and control capacity among the nearly 2,000 local vector control programs nationwide. Through this work, we found that although mosquito-borne diseases are an ongoing public; health concern in the United States, a large majority (84%) of local vector control programs are in need of improvement in one of ten competency areas. To bridge this gap, NACCHO hosted the 2018 Vector Control Summit: “Itching to Improve: Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity” from March 13-15, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

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The inaugural Local Health IT (LHIT) virtual conference was an online meeting space for those involved in local health department technology to learn about best practices and to discuss trending issues.

  • Mission: To connect local health departments through digital platforms.
  • Vision: NACCHO Local Health IT 2019 was an online space for IT staff to meet virtually and share replicable best practices with an emphasis on cybersecurity, telehealth application, websites, among others.

If you're interested in more information about our various events and conferences, contact


Sara Black

Senior Advisor, Programs

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