Mental Health Among People with Disabilities: Local Health Departments Can Promote Awareness on Dual Diagnosis

By Evelyn Arana, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow In recognition of May’s Mental Health Month, organizations and people across the US are raising awareness for mental health. NACCHO joins the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America, and other organizations nationwide in recognizing the…

It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The thirteenth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is happening this week, May 22–28. Every year in the week leading up to Memorial Day–—the kickoff to the summer swim season–—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes tips, resources, and guidelines for how swimmers,…

Not Mutually Exclusive: Sexual Health & Disability

By Tara Lutz, MPH, CHES, NACCHO Health & Disability Fellow According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2006 publication, Defining Sexual Health, the working definition of sexuality is “…a central aspect of being human throughout life…” Because all human beings are sexual beings, sexual and…

Allegheny County Embraces Health in All Policies: Advancing Local Health Through Collaboration

By Erica Bryson, Health in All Policies Coordinator, Allegheny County Health Department The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) recently adopted a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to advance its countywide health strategy, Live Well Allegheny. By using HiAP to inform this initiative, ACHD hopes to…