Linking Data Systems for Faster Flu Responses in the County of San Diego

With another flu season come and gone, the summer season is a prime opportunity to make improvements and prepare for the next year’s response. As such, NACCHO staff took time to speak with Applied Public Health Informatics Fellow Robyn Matthews, MPH, to learn about her…

Make Health a Summer Priority: How to Limit Exposure to Warm Weather’s Environmental Risks

By Anna Suarez, Communications Specialist, Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center After enduring months of snow, freezing temperatures, and decreased daylight, communities can breathe a collective sigh of relief as summer slides into sight once again. With the promise of warmth and sunlight, along with the allure…

Keep Crypto out of the Pool: Addressing One of the Summer’s Major Public Health Risks

By Hannah Donart, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease outbreaks associated with recreational water activity in the United States and these outbreaks are occurring at increasing frequencies. In 2016 alone, state health departments reported at…

Growing Informatics Capabilities at Local Health Departments Can Effectively Address Poor Health Outcomes and Improve Efficiency

This entry, originally posted in NACCHO Voice, is the first in a series of “NACCHO Annual preview” blog posts, which feature interviews with presenters ahead of NACCHO Annual 2017. Joseph Gibson, MPH, PhD, Director of Epidemiology at Marion County Public Health Department in Indiana, highlights…