Vision Zero: A Prescription for our Nation’s Preventable Epidemic of Traffic Deaths

By: Kathleen Ferrier, Policy & Communications Director, Vision Zero Network Have you ever known someone who was involved in a serious traffic crash? If you don’t know someone directly, odds are you know a friend of a friend who was. Did you ever stop to…

NACCHO Report: Local Health Departments Prepare for the Health Impacts of Climate Change

By: Anita Desikan, Former NACCHO Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, PhD, Senior Program Analyst at NACCHO The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) develops and manages projects related to climate change through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal…

Meet NACCHO’s 2017-2018 Health and Disability Fellows

The NACCHO Health and Disability Program is thrilled to introduce the 2017-18 cohort of Health and Disability fellows. NACCHO’s Health and Disability Fellowship program is an invaluable opportunity for graduate students pursing degrees in public health to receive hands-on experience in the health and disability…

International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a formidable and likely threat we might encounter if these drugs…