Member Benefits and Opportunities

NACCHO membership matters. From engaging with your peers at conferences to exchanging ideas on what’s working at your health department, joining NACCHO is an essential investment in your advancement as a public health leader. To help guide your work, NACCHO is providing new benefits to all of its active members.

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Naccho annual 2019 membership benefits

NACCHO membership matters. Active membership makes you eligible for: (membership covers senior health officials and staff)

  • free access to NACCHO Exchange, a quarterly magazine highlighting effective, proven local public health practices
  • free access to Public Health Dispatch, a monthly newsletter offering tools and resources directly relevant to public health practice
  • free access to NACCHO publications, assessment tools, and archives
  • advance notice about NACCHO funding opportunities
  • reduced registration fees and scholarships to attend NACCHO conferences
  • participation in one of our National Advisory Committee Workgroups
  • recognition in our NACCHO annual awards program, including Model Practices
  • voting, holding office, and representing NACCHO*
  • opportunities to receive grants from NACCHO to assist in emergency preparedness, food safety, and other programmatic work at the local level
  • eligibility to receive mini grants from one of NACCHO’s training programs
  • discounts and access to NACCHO Career Network job postings and services
  • discounts on subscriptions to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
  • discounts on vital technologic resources and tools you use in your daily work

Here are some member benefits that you will receive:

Check back soon for new member benefits to be introduced.

Our funding opportunities are available for members first before opening to the general public. Here are some open opportunities:

The Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the MATernaL and Infant NetworK to Understand Outcomes Associated with Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder during Pregnancy (MAT-LINK).

The goal of MAT-LINK is to establish a surveillance network to collect data on maternal, infant and child health outcomes associated with treatments for opioid use disorder during pregnancy. The purpose of the RFP is to award clinical sites that have the ability to integrate or link maternal and newborn data and the authority to access and share these data with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Applicants may send in questions about the RFP at any time before the submission deadline; all answers will be posted to this page in the expandable "frequently asked questions" boxes below.

All proposals are due by 5 p.m. EDT on November 15, 2019.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting applications (11/12/2019 - 12/13/2019) from local health departments (LHDs) that would like to receive supplemental contractual field support in communities that have high burden and risk for pregnant women (or children born to mothers) with: hepatitis C, syphilis, and Zika virus and could use additional support to build their capacity to support surveillance efforts. The supplemental field support is an additional, and optional, opportunity for local jurisdictions with state grantees that have already been selected to conduct surveillance through the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Network (SET-NET) program (ELC CK19-1904: Project W). Field support will be provided by locally-placed contractual staff. The purpose of field support is to assist local health department capacity to:

  • Collect and report accurate, timely, and complete data on pregnant women and infants with evidence of the selected exposure to an emerging threat during pregnancy
  • Help pregnant women and children affected by emerging threats get the services they need.

Field support will be tailored to local health department needs and existing capacity and will be provided on-site by trained personnel who can provide assistance in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Assistance with timely data sharing, reporting, and coordination among providers, state health departments, laboratories, and CDC.
  2. Assistance with data collection and reporting processes, including medical chart abstraction and pregnancy and birth defects surveillance.
  3. Use of surveillance data to predict, plan, and prepare for increased demand for services
  4. Support of case management so that pregnant women affected by emerging threats and their families receive the services they need.
  5. Assistance with the HIPAA-compliant sharing of patient health information among different service providers to ensure coordinated care.
  6. Assistance with coordination of emerging threats response efforts targeting pregnant women and families.
  7. Assistance with clinical outreach to healthcare providers to improve adherence to clinical guidance.
  8. To join the meeting click on this link:

Field support may be supplemented with technical assistance provided by national organizations and CDC personnel based on the needs of a local health department. On-site personnel will be assigned based on agreement with the local health department. The duration of the assignment will be based on local health department requests and/or the vendor’s contract period of performance.

Have Questions or Want More Information?

CDC is hosting an informational webinar regarding application and eligibility guidelines for the field support opportunity. Additional information regarding the field support opportunity is available on the CDC website at:

To contact your state about this opportunity, please reach out to the listed primary investigator from the table below:


Point of Contact


Rebecca Scranton –


Valorie Eckert –


Andrea Morrison –;
Heather Lake-Burger -


Jerusha Barton –


Amanda Wilburn –


Catherine Brown –

New York

Liz Dufort –
Nicole Longcore -


Sharon Watkins –

Puerto Rico

Miguel Valencia –


Lindsey Sizemore –

U.S. Virgin Islands

Esther Ellis –

*Los Angeles County, CA and New York City, NY are also funded for SET-NET (ELC CK19-1904: Project W).

Emerging Threat Field Support to Local Health Departments Webinar - JOIN THE MEETING
(Thursday, Nov. 7th 3-3:30PM EST)

  • Type your first and last name; click “Enter Room”
  • In order to use Audio for this conference, please dial in as instructed below:
  • Dial Phone number: 866-880-0098, enter passcode: 39802800

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), tNACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to local health departments and community-based organizations within a CDC REACH recipient jurisdiction (link to CDC REACH). The goal is that selected awardee and REACH recipient will work together to improve breastfeeding continuity of care in their communities and increase community capacity to provide consistent, coordinated and high-quality breastfeeding promotion and support services. Applicants MUST BE in one of the 31 REACH communities and be willing to establish or be an existing partner of a REACH recipient and serve the same population. Applications can be reviewed and submitted online through November 5, 2019 here.

Thank you for letting us serve you. If you have any questions about our member benefits, you can contact us. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM ET.


Leonie Suberu

Associate Membership Specialist

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Halima Umaru

Membership Specialist

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Dominic Catalfamo

Membership Manager

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