National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019: It’s Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated!

By Nnandi Massac, Communications Intern The holiday season has arrived and with it comes family gatherings, work parties, and something less fun: increased flu activity. In the first two months of this flu season (October 1 to November 30), the Centers for Disease Control and…

Creative Placemaking: Using Arts and Parks to Improve Community Health

By Kevin Cevasco, MBA, NACCHO Intern The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with NACCHO, is identifying ways to introduce place-based arts practices within county and city public health agencies. This practice is referred to as creative placemaking, and it involves public, private, non-profit,…

Cross-training for Epidemiology Surge Capacity: Lessons and Tools from Delaware General Health District

Whether monitoring travelers for Ebola, managing a large-scale foodborne outbreak, investigating environmental exposures, or identifying the unknown cause of an illness, during an outbreak or event, epidemiology and infectious disease staff at local health departments (LHDs) can be stretched thin. LHDs have lost 23% of their…

World AIDS Day 2019: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community

Every year on December 1, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to recognize global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase HIV awareness and knowledge, remember those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, and support those who are currently living with HIV. This year’s…