World Water Day: How to Prepare for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Emergencies

The theme for this year’s World Water Day, recognized annually on March 22, is “Leaving no one behind.” Billions of people around the world already live without access to safe water, and in emergencies, those numbers increase exponentially. Across the United States, aging water infrastructure,…

Pregnancy and Motherhood in Women with Disabilities: Information and Opportunities for Local Health Departments

By Erin Vinoski Thomas, MPH, CHES, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO Many women with disabilities want to experience pregnancy. Pregnancy rates among women with disabilities have grown in recent years and are similar to pregnancy rates of women without disabilities in the same age and income…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 6

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is part of NACCHO’s Retail Program Standards blog series, showcasing the…

EPA Sharing Emergency Response Tools and Case Studies at 2019 Preparedness Summit

This blog post was written by: Dr. Sarah Taft, Division Director (Acting) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Homeland Security Research Center Large-scale disruptions from intentional chemical, biological, and radiological contamination events, natural disasters like hurricanes, or industrial accidents such as oil spills cause devastating…