NIAM 2018: Using A Collaborative Workgroup to Address Local Immunization Issues

Every August, NACCHO participates in observing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) to highlight the importance of immunizations throughout the lifespan, particularly among school-aged children, pregnant women, babies and infants, pre-teens and teens, and adults. Local health departments (LHDs) play a vital role in increasing awareness…

Minneapolis Health Department Supports a Young Food Entrepreneur

By Dan Huff, Director of Environmental Health, and Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner of Health, Minneapolis Health Department Jaequan Faulkner, 13, started selling hot dogs in front of his Minneapolis home in 2016, calling his establishment “Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs.” His food stand came back…

Confront the Health Impacts of Climate Change with NACCHO’s Toolkit

By Dylan Williams, Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO Climate change is a problem of national magnitude that affects the health of all Americans. Climate change deteriorates the health of the public by exacerbating extreme weather events and altering natural ecosystems, which affects…

Planning and Evaluating a Healthy Community: HiAP in Chatham, NC

By Mike Zelek, MPH, Division Director, Health Promotion and Policy, Chatham County Public Health Department Planning for public health seems to be all the rage these days, with public health practitioners engaging partners from a range of sectors in hopes of finally making progress on those…