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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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Hear it now: In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and...
12/11/2020

Hear it now: In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the latest bipartisan $908 billion coronavirus relief package unveiled this week and its chances of passing the Senate. They also discuss President-elect Joe Biden’s picks for key federal health agencies.

Later in the program, as part of NACCHO’s observation of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Ian Goldstein spoke with Dr. L.J. Tan, Chief Strategy Officer for the Immunization Action Coalition and Co-Chair for the National Adult Immunization Summit and National Influenza Vaccine Summit. They discussed how this year’s flu season will help prepare the field for the rollout and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the role of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit’s (NAIIS) work to address and resolve influenza immunization issues. Listen here:
https://naccho.libsyn.com/

Abstract submissions for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference are now being accepted until January 15. Abstract submissions sh...
12/10/2020

Abstract submissions for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference are now being accepted until January 15. Abstract submissions should describe innovative, proven, or promising evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, tools, partnerships, principles, and policies. The conference will be held in Detroit and virtually from June 29–July 1. To learn more information on the submission process, schedule, and conference tracks, visit www.naccho360.org.

The Model Practices Program recognizes and honors local health departments for implementing programs that demonstrate co...
12/10/2020

The Model Practices Program recognizes and honors local health departments for implementing programs that demonstrate commendable outcomes and replicable practices in response to a specific public health need. Applications are open now through Dec. 31.

Learn more and apply today at https://bit.ly/3foXa3V.

Request for proposals! NACCHO is seeking a qualified technical consultant for the Addressing Needs of People with Disabi...
12/10/2020

Request for proposals! NACCHO is seeking a qualified technical consultant for the Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities in #COVID19 Local Preparedness Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery Efforts Project. The consultant will engage with NACCHO staff and awarded sites to provide tailored technical assistance on the inclusion of people with disabilities in emergency preparedness efforts, particularly within COVID-19 response activities. The consultant should have knowledge and experience within the disability and emergency public health preparedness fields.

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2021, 11:59 pm ET. https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/request-for-proposals-technical-assistance-consultant-for-the-addressing-needs-of-people-with-disabilities-in-covid-19-local-preparedness-planning-mitigation-and-recovery-efforts-project

Calling all local environmental health jurisdictions! Apply for the 2021 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award fo...
12/10/2020

Calling all local environmental health jurisdictions! Apply for the 2021 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection! This year, the U.S. Uniformed Services and the U.S. Indian Health Service area programs may also apply if they conduct a local food program. Learn more & apply by March 15, 2021: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/local-environmental-health-jurisdictions-encouraged-to-apply-for-2021-samuel-j-crumbine-consumer-protection-award-for-excellence-in-food-protection

Climate change and air pollution exacerbate inequalities in the U.S. that stem from systemic racism and other forms of d...
12/09/2020
Health and Climate Change: 2020 Lancet Countdown U.S. Brief

Climate change and air pollution exacerbate inequalities in the U.S. that stem from systemic racism and other forms of discrimination. The impacts of air pollution in the U.S. are felt across the country, but particularly in Black and Latinx communities. Furthermore, Tribes and Indigenous Peoples are often disproportionately impacted by air pollution and particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Learn more about current health and climate inequities in the new #LancetClimate20 U.S. brief: https://bit.ly/3fXNFZS

The 2020 Lancet Countdown U.S. Brief is here. Download to access the latest findings on climate change and health.

What’s the goal of infection control? In the first episode of @CDC Project Firstline’s new Inside Infection Control vide...
12/09/2020

What’s the goal of infection control? In the first episode of @CDC Project Firstline’s new Inside Infection Control video series, Dr. Abby Carlson breaks down why infection control matters, and how it can protect healthcare workers, their patients, and their communities. Watch the first episode at
https://www.facebook.com/CDCProjectFirstline/posts/151005200097042

NACCHO, with support from CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, is providing funding for a local health de...
12/09/2020

NACCHO, with support from CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, is providing funding for a local health department healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and antibiotic resistance (AR) demonstration site project. NACCHO will issue awards up to $25,000 each to 5 LHD demonstration sites for a project period of January 15, 2021 to July 31, 2021. The goal of this project is to support local health department capacity for HAI prevention and response; advance local health department engagement in AR initiatives and activities; enhance coordination with the state health department HAI/AR program; and develop and identify resources, lessons learned, and best practices for other LHDs. The final deadline is Dec. 18. For more details, visit https://bit.ly/3oAAxwF. Questions about the RFA and application process can be directed to [email protected]

For those who are interested in the opportunity but have not yet applied or will not be able to, please send an indication of interest as well as any challenges or concerns regarding the application or opportunity to [email protected].

Breaking News: The National Association of County and City Health Officials, with support from the Centers for Disease C...
12/08/2020

Breaking News: The National Association of County and City Health Officials, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Human Development and Disability, has awarded 10 local health departments (LHDs) up to $83,000 to address the needs of people with disabilities in #COVID19 planning, mitigation, and recovery efforts. The project is designed to enhance LHD capacity to effectively address the needs of people with disabilities when planning and responding to outbreaks, pandemics, and other national emergencies.

LHDs in Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington State have received awards.

https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/naccho-awards-funding-to-address-the-needs-of-people-with-disabilities-in-covid-19-local-preparedness-planning-mitigation-and-recovery-efforts

The abstract submission period for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference is now open until January 15.  The theme for this year...
12/08/2020

The abstract submission period for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference is now open until January 15. The theme for this year is “Driving Public Health Forward: A Dynamic Response to Working Together” will explore how the local public health workforce and its stakeholders can develop collaborative approaches to identify and strengthen cross-sector partnerships; refine and create new data- and information-sharing systems; examine the root causes of health inequity and explore strategies that create prerequisite conditions for achieving health equity; and discover how public health policies are developed to respond to emerging trends. To learn more and submit an abstract, visit www.naccho360.org.

Want to learn more about infection control while you scroll? Tomorrow, CDC’S Project Firstline launches Inside Infection...
12/08/2020

Want to learn more about infection control while you scroll? Tomorrow, CDC’S Project Firstline launches Inside Infection Control, a new video series featuring content every frontline healthcare worker should know. Videos are hosted by Dr. Abby Carlson, an infectious diseases doctor with experience on the frontlines of COVID-19 and a Project Firstline staffer. Follow @CDC Project Firstline on Facebook to make sure you never
miss an episode.

Virtual Town HallWednesday, December 16 at 1:00pm ESTYour help is needed to ensure the Core Competencies for Public Heal...
12/08/2020

Virtual Town Hall
Wednesday, December 16 at 1:00pm EST

Your help is needed to ensure the Core Competencies for Public Health Professional continue to reflect the reality of working in public health and meet the needs of the public health workforce. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice is beginning the process of revising the Core Competencies (https://bit.ly/3qzhUet) and welcomes feedback from the public health community to inform those revisions. Join the Public Health Foundation’s virtual town hall meeting at https://bit.ly/36VoEf3 on Wednesday, December 16 at 1:00pm EST to share your thoughts.

Not able to attend? Visit the PHF website at http://www.phf.org for updates throughout the revision process and additional opportunities to submit your feedback. Questions may be sent to Kathleen Amos at [email protected].

WEBINAR: Navigating Lactation Support Programs in the Era of COVID-19: The Path ForwardWednesday, December 16 at 2:00pm ...
12/07/2020

WEBINAR: Navigating Lactation Support Programs in the Era of COVID-19: The Path Forward
Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00pm ET
Register here: https://bit.ly/lactationincovid

The COVID-19 pandemic has paved the way for innovative thinking on how to better utilize technology to continuously promote, protect and support chest/breastfeeding in the community. With support from CDC, NACCHO’s Building REACH Community Continuity of Care project grantees embraced the challenge and implemented creative approaches to their existing lactation support programs. Through the pandemic, they shifted their work plans to continue building internal continuity of care within their organization while ensuring easy access to chest/breastfeeding care for families who needed the most, so they would not go without support.

Join us for a webinar to learn more about how two federally qualified health centers and a community-based organization successfully adjusted their plans during the pandemic to continue serving families and were able to sustain new activities. You will also hear from their partner CDC REACH recipients who they partnered with to leverage efforts and start building continuity of care in their communities.

Out now! A special podcast episode this week with Adriane Casalotti, Chief of Government and Public Affairs and Ian Gold...
12/04/2020

Out now! A special podcast episode this week with Adriane Casalotti, Chief of Government and Public Affairs and Ian Goldstein, Senior Government Affairs Specialist covering the organization’s transition documents that were delivered to the incoming Biden Administration, the 117th Congress, and what the latest election means for the future of public health. Go to https://naccho.libsyn.com/

NACCHO and CDC have released a Request for Applications to fund 4 communities up to $10,000 each for local health depart...
12/04/2020

NACCHO and CDC have released a Request for Applications to fund 4 communities up to $10,000 each for local health departments and their community partner to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease by addressing health inequities and disparities. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enhance existing evidence-based strategies and interventions that advance health equity and improve cardiovascular health in priority populations/historically underserved groups. Local health departments and their community partner are encouraged to apply. An optional informational webinar will be held on Wednesday December 9, 2020 at 2:00pm EST. To register click here: https://bit.ly/3kQfioy. The Request for Applications and Application Form may be found here: https://bit.ly/35M1Mhj. The application deadline is January 8, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Out now! A special podcast episode this week with Adriane Casalotti, Chief of Government and Public Affairs and Ian Gold...
12/03/2020

Out now! A special podcast episode this week with Adriane Casalotti, Chief of Government and Public Affairs and Ian Goldstein, Senior Government Affairs Specialist covering the organization’s transition documents that were delivered to the incoming Biden Administration, the 117th Congress, and what the latest election means for the future of public health. Go to https://naccho.libsyn.com/

Once available, #COVID19 vaccines hold the best hope to get our lives & our economy back on track. Education & equity wi...
12/03/2020

Once available, #COVID19 vaccines hold the best hope to get our lives & our economy back on track. Education & equity will be key to that success – and we welcome other organizations to join #COVIDVxProject! Click here to learn more: http://www.covidvaccineproject.org

Applications for the 2021 Model Practices Program and the Innovative Practice Award are now open. The newly created Inno...
12/03/2020

Applications for the 2021 Model Practices Program and the Innovative Practice Award are now open. The newly created Innovative Practice Award is designed to recognize and honor practices that were developed or significantly adapted in response to COVID-19. Both award application periods will run concurrently through Dec. 31.

Learn more and apply today at https://bit.ly/34QYjO5.

People in the U.S. experienced 1.85 billion more person-days (one person experiencing one day) of exposure to high wildf...
12/03/2020

People in the U.S. experienced 1.85 billion more person-days (one person experiencing one day) of exposure to high wildfire risk in 2016-2019 compared to 2001-2004, leading to serious health consequences.

Read more in the #LancetClimate20 U.S. brief out now: https://bit.ly/3fXNFZS

New Funding Announcement for Congenital Syphilis Intervention and EvaluationNACCHO will provide up to four local health ...
12/03/2020

New Funding Announcement for Congenital Syphilis Intervention and Evaluation

NACCHO will provide up to four local health departments with up to $25,000 each to implement and/or evaluate a program strategy that will improve congenital syphilis in their area that focus on one or more of the following areas of congenital syphilis prevention:
* Linkage to prenatal care
* Syphilis and/or pregnancy screening in non-STD care/clinic settings
* Telehealth/medicine for individuals with syphilis who are pregnant

If your jurisdiction is already implementing an intervention that falls under one of these areas, it is permissible to apply just for evaluation of the intervention.

The request for applications is now on the NACCHO website: https://bit.ly/36iswX0. Application submission deadline: January 27, 2021. For more information or questions, contact Rebekah Horowitz at [email protected].

Named for one of America’s most renowned health officers, Samuel J. Crumbine, MD (1862–1954), the 2021 Crumbine Award is...
12/03/2020

Named for one of America’s most renowned health officers, Samuel J. Crumbine, MD (1862–1954), the 2021 Crumbine Award is given annually to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to their communities. The 2021 award applications are now open until March 15: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/local-environmental-health-jurisdictions-encouraged-to-apply-for-2021-samuel-j-crumbine-consumer-protection-award-for-excellence-in-food-protection

Request for Applications: Supporting Local Health Departments to Increase Vaccine Uptake through COVID-19Application dea...
12/02/2020

Request for Applications: Supporting Local Health Departments to Increase Vaccine Uptake through COVID-19

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments through a Request for Application (RFA) process: https://bit.ly/2VrqOfN. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO will fund up to fifteen (15) local health departments to participate in a vaccine uptake demonstration site project. Through this opportunity, local health departments will receive funding, capacity building assistance, and technical support to strengthen activities aimed at increasing uptake of routine, influenza and COVID-19 vaccines within their jurisdiction.

Informational webinar: NACCHO will host an optional informational webinar on December 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET to discuss the funding opportunity and respond to questions. Register to attend at the following link: https://bit.ly/3qnBGJG

For additional details, visit NACCHO’s webpage: https://bit.ly/33DCO2b. Questions regarding the RFA and application process can be directed to NACCHO’s Immunization team at [email protected].

Funding opportunity! Rural and Frontier Health Departments can apply for grants up to $35,000 to support #COVID19 Workfo...
12/02/2020

Funding opportunity! Rural and Frontier Health Departments can apply for grants up to $35,000 to support #COVID19 Workforce Capacity including contract tracing and testing and vaccine administration. See the RFA and a recording of our informational webinar at https://bit.ly/34RJXgd. Application deadline extended to December 7, 2020.

NACCHO is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference, scheduled for June 29–July 1, 202...
12/01/2020

NACCHO is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference, scheduled for June 29–July 1, 2021, in Detroit and virtually. Next year's conference theme, "Driving Public Health Forward: A Dynamic Response to Working Together" will explore how the local public health workforce and its stakeholders can develop collaborative approaches to identify and strengthen cross-sector partnerships; refine and create new data- and information-sharing systems; examine the root causes of health inequity and explore strategies that create prerequisite conditions for achieving health equity; and discover how public health policies are developed to respond to emerging trends. The submission deadline is January 15. Learn more and submit an abstract at www.naccho360.org.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is building on an expansive body of world-class research and applying that know...
12/01/2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is building on an expansive body of world-class research and applying that knowledge to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID19. Check out this guest blog on their research advancements: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/evaluating-sars-cov-2-in-the-environment. Image: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For other recent resources at the intersection of COVID-19 and environmental health, check out NACCHO's resource roundup: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/environmental-health-covid-19-resource-roundup-november-25-2020

Today, NACCHO honors December 1 as World AIDS  Day to increase HIV awareness and knowledge and speak out against stigma....
12/01/2020

Today, NACCHO honors December 1 as World AIDS Day to increase HIV awareness and knowledge and speak out against stigma. As the world collectively remembers the millions of lives lost to AIDS, in this particularly difficult year, NACCHO highlights the resilience of the communities affected by these dual pandemics, as well as that of the LHD officials and staff working tirelessly to prevent, detect, and respond to HIV while on the frontlines of COVID-19. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2VoKosQ

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