Forces of Change: The Local Environmental Health Landscape

NACCHO’s Forces of Change survey examines the impact of the changing public health landscape on local health department (LHD) budgets, programs, and workforce. Forces of Change enables NACCHO to respond rapidly to emerging issues; by learning more about the trends affecting local health departments, we…

National Children’s Dental Health Month: Resources for Local Health Departments

By Hollis Russinof, Manager, Campaign for Dental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), a month-long national health observance to promote the oral health of children and families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joins the month’s sponsor, the American…

Improving Radon Testing through Community Collaboration

By Ruby Perin, Healthy Homes Branch Supervisor, Linn County Public Health, and James Hodina, Manager, Environmental Public Health, Linn County Public Health Editor’s Note: In honor of National Radon Action Month in January, we are featuring Linn County, Iowa’s radon test kit distribution program, which…

Best For You, Best For Baby: National Birth Defects Prevention Month 2019

A baby is born with a birth defect in the United States every 4.5 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Birth defects are defined as any structural changes present at birth that affect how the body looks, works, or both,…