Public Health Infrastructure and Systems

Every tool and resource it takes to keep your local health department running.


Local public health infrastructure includes the systems, competencies, frameworks, relationships, and resources that enable public health agencies to perform their core functions and essential services. Infrastructure categories encompass human, organizational, informational, legal, policy, and fiscal resources.

NACCHO's infrastructure and systems programs create tools to build local health department infrastructure and systems; collect, analyze, and disseminate knowledge and insights from demonstration and pilot sites; lead trainings, informatics, and MAPP; and conduct research to strengthen local health department infrastructure by informing public policy and identifying needs.

With support from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC CSTLTS), NACCHO is pleased to offer an opportunity for statewide public health associations to provide support for performance and community health improvement topics to local public health departments (LHDs).

The purpose of this opportunity is to advance the ability and role of statewide associations to support LHDs, particularly in efforts to build health department internal and external infrastructure, and systems and performance improvement capacity. There is flexibility in what this opportunity can support, and statewide associations with an interest in building the infrastructure and systems capacity of the LHDs in their state are encouraged to submit a request detailing their needs or ideas. This support can include providing consultation or guidance on initial ideas to engage LHDs through training or technical assistance (T/TA), connections to national level resources, speakers, partners, or strategies to enhance T/TA to LHDs, and/or direct funding (up to $5,000) for fully developed proposal ideas.

Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis with applications opening Monday, October 4, 2021 and closing Friday, April 15, 2022, or until project funds are no longer available.

Click here to review the opportunity.

Click here to access the application.

CDC CSTLTS and NACCHO hosted an informational webinar on Thursday, October 14, where interested applicants had the opportunity to learn more about the opportunity and ask questions. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can access the recording here
and the slide deck here.

Health Equity and Social Justice

Learn about NACCHO's resources to help your department address health inequities

Health Equity and Social Justice

Health Information Technology and Informatics

See how technology innovations are helping LHDs advance the use of informatics at their agencies.

Health Information Technology and Informatics

Public Health Ethics

This page is designed to assist your department in better understanding public health ethics.

Public Health Ethics

Public Health Finance

Read about our resources that help LHDs enhance their understanding of local public health finance.

Public Health Finance

Public Health Law

Learn more about our law-related resources that LHDs need to know.

Public Health Law

Public Health Transformation

NACCHO's program that supports transformation of LHDs into a more effective organization.

Public Health Transformation

Performance Improvement

This curriculum is designed to help LHD staff implement PI practice and standards.

Performance Improvement

Workforce Development and Training

Helpful resources, workshops, trainings and more for the public health workforce.

Workforce Development and Training

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