NACCHO Vector Control Collaborative: A Cinderella Story

By Bob Lamkin, Environmental Health Manager, Brazos County Health District (TX) This blog post was originally published on NACCHO Voice. Brazos County, Texas, is home to Texas A&M University and a population of nearly 230,000. We have hot temperatures, high humidity and lots of mosquitoes.…

From the Field: Strategies to Increase Hepatitis C Screening and Linkage to Care through SSPs

By: Nicole Miller, MSN, RN; Lela Riherd, BSN, RN, CIC; Zac Doobovsky, BSN, RN, CIC; and Harp Cheema, BSN, RN, Whatcom County Health Department (WA) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly 2.4 million Americans are living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), with transmission via…

Introducing APHA’s Center for Climate, Health, and Equity

By Surili Sutaria Patel, Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association Climate change presents increasingly serious, complex challenges to the public’s health. In response to these challenges, the American Public Health Association’s (APHA’s) Center for Climate, Health and Equity inspires action on…

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Let’s talk surveillance!

By Sandra L. Fisher-Grainger, MPH, Director, Hernando County Mosquito Control With the introduction of Zika to the United States in 2016 in both people and local mosquitoes, vector-borne diseases have become more of a concern, especially when coupled with the possibility of known diseases spreading into…