Special Feature: Local Approaches to Preventing Teen Dating Violence

By Blaire Bryant, MPH, NACCHO and Melanie Ruhe, MPH, NACCHO February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Teen Dating Violence (TDV) – the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship – is a serious matter that affects many teenagers. According to a…

NACCHO Partners with the EPA to Advance Environmental Health at the Local Level

The first month of 2017 marked the beginning of a very exciting and timely collaboration, between NACCHO and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Thomas Burke, EPA Senior Advisor and Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Research and Development, hosted NACCHO leadership at the agency’s…

National Donor Day: The Role of Local Health Departments

February 14 is National Donor Day, recognized since 1998 to raise awareness of the critical importance of organ, eye, tissue, marrow, and blood product donation. The day also serves as a reminder of the nearly 120,000 individuals who are on the national organ transplant waiting…

Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV in the US: A Call to Action

By: Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Hepatitis B Foundation; Kate Moraras, MPH, Hepatitis B Foundation; Thaddeus Pham, BS, Hawaii Department of Health; Isha Weerasinghe, MSc, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations; Vivian Huang, MD, MPH, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable; Jefferey Caballero, MPH, Association of Asian…