Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

By Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, Office of Public Health and William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service September highlights two important and interrelated public health issues, with National Food Safety Education Month and National Farm Safety and Health Week. In an…

National Health IT Week: Exploring the Role of Informatics in Local Public Health

From September 26-30, 2016, public and private healthcare organizations will celebrate National Health IT Week by working in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health information technology (IT) for the U.S. healthcare system. As a partner in the advancement of…

Lessons from the 2016 Ryan White Conference

Last month, NACCHO’s HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team attended the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), the conference convened more…

Conference Recap: EPA Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting

By Chelsea Gridley-Smith, NACCHO Program Analyst The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met on July 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss high priority issues for the EPA and local, state, and tribal governments working on environmental efforts. The LGAC is composed…