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National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments.
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We're excited to share our new resource, Contact Tracing Tools for COVID-19 Response, which was created to highlight the...
08/14/2020
Contact Tracing Resources for COVID-19 Response - NACCHO

We're excited to share our new resource, Contact Tracing Tools for COVID-19 Response, which was created to highlight the most useful contact tracing tools for local health departments. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we are committed to helping you find the resources you need. Do you have another tool to add to our hub? Let us know! https://www.naccho.org/contacttracing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, LHDs are leveraging some of the oldest public health tools—contact tracing, notification, and quarantine—to identify potential cases and rapidly deploy infection prevention and control measures.

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08/13/2020

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A new tool that repels and kills mosquitoes is available. EPA recently registered nootkatone, an active ingredient from nature found in fruits such as grapefruit. Manufacturers can now start developing products with nootkatone to protect people from mosquito and tick bites. For more information: https://bit.ly/CDCNootkatone.

Plenaries, town halls, and workshops featuring discussions involving health equity, #COVID19, future of public health, l...
08/11/2020

Plenaries, town halls, and workshops featuring discussions involving health equity, #COVID19, future of public health, leadership in turbulent times, the power of data, and more. Get on-demand access to #NA360 for a limited time at www.nacchoannual.org

08/10/2020

Today we're excited to share our new resource, Contact Tracing Tools for COVID-19 Response, which was created to highlight the most useful contact tracing tools for local health departments. As the #COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we are committed to helping you find the resources you need. Do you have another tool to add to our hub? Let us know! https://www.naccho.org/contacttracing

NACCHO is excited to announce the release of our 2019 National Profile of Local Health Departments—the most comprehensiv...
08/07/2020

NACCHO is excited to announce the release of our 2019 National Profile of Local Health Departments—the most comprehensive data on the work of public health departments at the county and city level. Findings show that local health departments (LHDs) lost 21% of their workforce capacity over the past decade, hindering a timely and robust local public health response to COVID-19. In addition, budget shortages affected LHD emergency preparedness and response programs. In 2019, more than 80% of LHDs reported either a decreased or stagnant preparedness budget compared to the previous fiscal year. The prolonged lack of financial and human resources allocated to bolstering LHD emergency preparedness work has posed a challenge during this uncertain time. Check out https://www.naccho.org/profile to view the report, and leave a comment here to let us know what you think!

Do you have expertise and interest in the intersectionality of preparedness, infectious disease, maternal-child health, ...
08/06/2020

Do you have expertise and interest in the intersectionality of preparedness, infectious disease, maternal-child health, and/or birth defects? The Maternal-Child, Infectious Disease, and Preparedness (MIP) Collaborative Workgroup is seeking members: https://bit.ly/2DDFZN4

NACCHO 360 participants, take full advantage of your conference registration! Visit http://www.nacchoannual.org to acces...
08/05/2020

NACCHO 360 participants, take full advantage of your conference registration! Visit http://www.nacchoannual.org to access the full catalog of sessions, plenaries, town halls, and more for a limited time. #NA360

August is National Breastfeeding Month and this week is World Breastfeeding Week! Check out these resources to find ways...
08/03/2020

August is National Breastfeeding Month and this week is World Breastfeeding Week! Check out these resources to find ways to get involved: https://bit.ly/2PnhhU4 #WBW2020 #NBM20

Hear it now: In this week’s Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs...
07/30/2020
The NACCHO Podcast Series: NACCHO Podcast: Public Health Law and the Pandemic with Jerry Giuliano

Hear it now: In this week’s Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the next emergency supplemental coronavirus bill introduced in the Senate. They also discuss the temporary halt to the Trump administration’s public charge rule.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein talks with Gerard “Jerry” Giuliano, Director of the Office of Public Health Legal Affairs for Nassau County Department of Health, NY. They discuss legal protections for health department employees, as well as the legalities of mask mandates. They also discuss the difficulties of contact tracing and the effectiveness of subpoenas. https://bit.ly/3gfqaL1

In this week’s Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the next emergency supplemental coronavirus bill introduced in the Senate. They also discuss the temporary halt to the Trump administration’s public charge rule.   Later ...

With increasing use of public lands during COVID-19 pandemic, the new Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity (HAP-E...
07/29/2020

With increasing use of public lands during COVID-19 pandemic, the new Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity (HAP-E) highlights ways to use arts and parks to advance community health and wellness. Created in partnership with the Trust for Public Land, this new resource, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will assist local health departments in using interventions that incorporate arts and parks to improve health and equity. For more information and to download a copy, go to https://bit.ly/332ZZn9

This factsheet is part one of a series created by the Build Healthy Places Network and NeighborWorks America, highlighti...
07/28/2020
Announcing a New and Exciting Factsheet Series - Build Healthy Places Network

This factsheet is part one of a series created by the Build Healthy Places Network and NeighborWorks America, highlighting the important role of community development in health partnerships that address some of the major health challenges in our country. This first factsheet shares common aims and explores what works for the health and community development sectors to form partnerships to improve mental health and wellbeing for communities across the country. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hx5ONO

#CommDev #publichealth #healthequity #mentalhealth #healthandhousing

Mental Health, Social Isolation and Homelessness. Arguably three of our most insidious social challenges that have been on the rise over recent decades and that have become even more prominent during this COVID-19 pandemic. Three elements that have intersectionality, share many root causes and dispr...

Read the Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on World Hepatitis Day: https://bit...
07/28/2020
Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on World Hepatitis Day - NACCHO

Read the Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on World Hepatitis Day: https://bit.ly/30RnaOF


The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), on behalf of the nearly 3,000 local health departments across the country, recognizes World Hepatitis Day, acknowledging the magnitude and impact of viral hepatitis, which causes significant illness and kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. Local health departments are leaders in the fight against viral hepatitis, engaged in surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), on behalf of the nearly 3,000 local health departments across the country, recognizes World Hepatitis Day, acknowledging the magnitude and impact of viral hepatitis, which causes significant illness and kills more Americans than....

In this webinar, NACCHO, CDC, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discussed the parallels seen between #COVID19 res...
07/22/2020

In this webinar, NACCHO, CDC, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discussed the parallels seen between #COVID19 response efforts and radiological/nuclear disaster planning. Presenters shared their observations from recent months regarding COVID-19 communications strategies and social media monitoring findings. Register to watch on demand at https://bit.ly/3eMnOBN

About 700 women in America die each year due to complications of pregnancy – and another 50,000 women have serious compl...
07/22/2020

About 700 women in America die each year due to complications of pregnancy – and another 50,000 women have serious complications that result in significant short- or long-term health problems. #BumpDay #MaternalHealth

Learn more at www.whattoexpectproject.org/bump-day.
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In honor of August, National Breastfeeding Month, NACCHO is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 12 at 1:00pm ET  to l...
07/21/2020

In honor of August, National Breastfeeding Month, NACCHO is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 12 at 1:00pm ET to learn more about the barriers and facilitators to exclusively breastfeed.

Exclusive breastfeeding in the first few days after birth is critical for establishing long-term breastfeeding success. However, in the United States, 16.9% of infants are supplemented within two days of life for different reasons, including many that are not medically necessary.

Additionally, this webinar will provide an overview of reasons for early formula supplementation and provide solutions to improve health care system breastfeeding support and continuity of care to improve exclusive breastfeeding.

Register here: bit.ly/excbreastfeedingwebinar

Climate change is fueling stronger, more frequent #wildfires and increasing harm to lung health. Learn more about ways y...
07/20/2020

Climate change is fueling stronger, more frequent #wildfires and increasing harm to lung health. Learn more about ways you can protect your family’s health: https://bit.ly/3e3oWle American Lung Association

Views from the Big Cities: COVID-19 Webinar SeriesWednesday, July 292:00pm ET/1:00pm CT/11:00am PTRegister: https://bit....
07/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Views from the Big Cities: Dallas County and Tarrant County (Fort Worth). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Views from the Big Cities: COVID-19 Webinar Series
Wednesday, July 29
2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT/11:00am PT
Register: https://bit.ly/30p8khW

The Big Cities Health Coalition, which represents leaders of 30 of America’s largest metropolitan health departments, is excited to announce the next Views from the Big Cities: On the Frontlines of the Local COVID-19 Public Health Response webinar. These discussions will share wisdom, experience, and lessons learned related to COVID-19 from communities impacted by the pandemic.

The fifth webinar, Views from the Big Cities: Dallas-Fort Worth, will feature Phil Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, and Vinny Taneja, health director of Tarrant County (Fort Worth) Public Health Department. They will discuss the strategies and tactics they’ve employed as they’ve responded to the pandemic in North Texas. The webinar series is open to public health leaders and advocates.

Please join us for this webinar series about the on-the-ground, local public health response to COVID-19 in big cities across the US. On July 29th, at 2pm EST, we will hear about the response to the pandemic in two metropolitan health departments in Texas--Dallas County and Tarrant County (Fort Wort...

When Virginians headed to the polls on June 23 they were met by 662 Infection Prevention Ambassadors, Medical Reserve Co...
07/17/2020

When Virginians headed to the polls on June 23 they were met by 662 Infection Prevention Ambassadors, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers who were there to encourage, educate, and provide guidance around safe voting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn some of the strategies implemented to help make this largest single-day deployment of volunteers in Virginia Medical Reserve Corps history possible. https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/combating-covid-19-on-election-day

Are you looking for assistance on your vector control activities? Check out NACCHO's Vector Control Collaborative Progra...
07/16/2020

Are you looking for assistance on your vector control activities? Check out NACCHO's Vector Control Collaborative Program!

NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established the Vector Control Collaborative (VCC) to match local vector control programs with demonstrated expertise in the ten vector control capabilities with mosquito and/or tick control programs currently looking for guidance, tools, and resources, and recommendations to build program capability.
Local vector control programs that are interested in learning more about the VCC and other technical assistance opportunities should send an email to [email protected], and visit NACCHO's website.https://www.naccho.org/uploads/full-width-images/Vector-Control-Collaborative-Flyer-2020-Final.pdf

NACCHO Statement: Compromising Data Collection Will Further Complicate the U.S. Response to COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3fx...
07/15/2020
Statement: Compromising Data Collection Will Further Complicate the U.S. Response to COVID-19 - NACCHO

NACCHO Statement: Compromising Data Collection
Will Further Complicate the U.S. Response to COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3fxyllF

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), on behalf of the nearly 3,000 local health departments across the country, is deeply concerned with any move to fragment COVID-19 related data collection, which could add further complications to our country’s response to COVID...

There are currently very few accessible sources of robust, regularly updated, and uniformly-defined state-level children...
07/15/2020
State Children’s Environmental Health Profiles – Children's Environmental Health Network

There are currently very few accessible sources of robust, regularly updated, and uniformly-defined state-level children’s environmental health indicators (CEHIs). Children's Environmental Health Network is collecting and sharing the best available.
Children deserve clean water to drink, healthy food to eat, and safe air to breathe and grow. State officials need accurate and reliable data concerning children’s environmental health indicators in your state.
Last week, CEHN released their second round of profiles in #Arizona, #Colorado, and #Florida on the state of children’s health. Check them out: https://cehn.org/our-work/states/

State Children's Environmental Health Profiles Arizona Colorado Florida Michigan Minnesota North Carolina Help fund additional state profiles! Where children live, learn, play, and work can influence their health. This is especially pertinent at the community or neighborhood level, but state level i...

Virtual Event: The Role of Public Health Ethics in COVID-19: Building Public TrustWednesday, July 29 1:00pm – 2:30pmETPl...
07/14/2020
The role of Public Health Ethics in COVID-19: Building Public Trust | NACCHO

Virtual Event: The Role of Public Health Ethics in COVID-19: Building Public Trust
Wednesday, July 29
1:00pm – 2:30pmET
Please register here via NACCHO University: https://www.pathlms.com/naccho/webinars/11674

With support from CDC, NACCHO will present a 90-minute virtual event on the role of public health ethics within the current climate of COVID-19. An overview of public health ethics will be provided, including a 3-step decision-making framework that can be used by local health department leaders to engage stakeholders in considering the complex challenges they face every day in their pandemic response. The theory and principles of public health ethics will be explored in 3 topic areas that pertain to response efforts: resource allocation, the role and challenges of public health authority, and use of data. Please note that registration requires the creation of a MyNACCHO account. If there are any questions or issue, please contact Ashley Edmiston at [email protected].

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO will present a 90 minute virtual event that discusses the role...

This NACCHO webinar highlighted CDC and U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Interim Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Empl...
07/14/2020

This NACCHO webinar highlighted CDC and U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Interim Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers, and CDC’s Testing Strategy for #COVID19 in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces. Register to watch this recording on-demand: https://naccho.zoom.us/webinar/register/rec/WN_LtNe2tZASaOV0dAYRbvv0g?meetingId=3PYtc63trUJIU6_xqxrVY7BxWaS1eaa8g3Ae-vQIz0ftWepbUJYH35gB7XA6xZhp&playId=&action=play&_x_zm_rtaid=VHa4lVbvTCWpLnevHAMiAw.1593622684094.23a1e99de8a1c2cc5c80985145c1749d&_x_zm_rhtaid=769

Have you lived through a flood, hurricane, or wildfire? Help The Center for Public Integrity report on the #mentalhealth...
07/10/2020
Natural disasters challenge mental health. Tell us your story. – Center for Public Integrity

Have you lived through a flood, hurricane, or wildfire? Help The Center for Public Integrity report on the #mentalhealth impacts of natural disasters by sharing your experience: https://publicintegrity.org/environment/hidden-epidemics/natural-disasters-challenge-mental-health-tell-us-your-story/

We’re digging into the stressful toll of wildfires, hurricanes and floods — and now COVID-19 on top of them. We need your help.

This week, the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response released its 3rd Edition Guidelines, which addresses rapid...
07/10/2020

This week, the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response released its 3rd Edition Guidelines, which addresses rapid and continuing changes in many aspects of #foodsafety, including laboratory technology, data sharing, improved #disease detection methods, increasing centralization of food production, and changing eating habits.

The Guidelines are now available to download online: https://cifor.us/clearinghouse/cifor-guidelines-for-foodborne-disease-outbreak-response #CIFORFood #FoodSafety

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Hello I have recently completed covid-29 Contact Tracer Training online via ASTHO.org and I would like to become a contact tracer.
IMHO, Clearly we are behind perhaps both in thinking and planning for this order of events. We are a Global community which has been demonstrated repeatedly per Pandemic's in the last 10-years or so.
Simply sharing a relevant LHD article with y'all....
How do you reward the Salt Lake County Health department!!! They are a government institution that should protect children and families interests! My Little sister almost died from E coli, she spent 3 weeks in the PICU, 32 days at Primary children's Hospital. One of Salt lake county health department employees (Dede Vilven) treated my mom without any compassion just because she's Latina. She treated us like my little sister life isn't important, she was condescending, rude, yelling and sarcastic. The only thing we wanted was a few answers and she did not want to help. How this type of conduct from a public employee can be rewarded?? They protect big companies and not families. The only way they do anything to "save face", is if there is an uproar from the public!!! Unless your child dies they won't do anything!!!!
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Great read written by Dr. Cynthia Morrow explaining trust in local health departments with an opportunity for public health leaders across the country to share their stories of how public health is accomplished in real life. #LocalHealth #PublicHealth https://jphmpdirect.com/2019/02/27/trust-an-essential-ingredient-for-becoming-the-chief-health-strategist/
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2019 All-America City Award theme announced – Creating Healthy Communities Through Inclusive Civic Engagement. Since 1949, the All-America City Award has recognized 10 communities each year for outstanding civic engagement, given your work and that of your local partners in promoting health we wanted to share more on how to become a #AAC2019 https://www.nationalcivicleague.org/america-city-award/how-to-apply/