Growing Informatics Capabilities at Local Health Departments Can Effectively Address Poor Health Outcomes and Improve Efficiency

This entry, originally posted in NACCHO Voice, is the first in a series of “NACCHO Annual preview” blog posts, which feature interviews with presenters ahead of NACCHO Annual 2017. Joseph Gibson, MPH, PhD, Director of Epidemiology at Marion County Public Health Department in Indiana, highlights…

NACCHO and CDC Launch Pilot Project to Improve Oral Health through Local Water Fluoridation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the collective annual cost of dental care in the United States is over $113 billion, while another $6 billion is lost when Americans miss work to address oral health issues. Oral diseases—which range from cavities…

National Women’s Health Week 2017: Promoting Sexual Health Across the Lifespan

National Women’s Health Week, celebrated this year from May 14-20, is an annual observance to empower women to make their health a priority. This year, NACCHO highlights the importance of sexual and relationship health for women at every age. Note that while some of this…

Mental Health Among People with Disabilities: Local Health Departments Can Promote Awareness on Dual Diagnosis

By Evelyn Arana, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow In recognition of May’s Mental Health Month, organizations and people across the US are raising awareness for mental health. NACCHO joins the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America, and other organizations nationwide in recognizing the…