2018 STD Surveillance Report: STIs Rates Rapidly Increased Again

On October 8, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report, 2018. Devastatingly, rates of reportable STDs, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, surged for the fifth year in a row. An especially alarming figure is that congenital syphilis,…

Building Public Health Capacity for Climate Action

By Mona Arora, MSPH, PhD, Principal Research Specialist & Course Instructor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona The theme for this year’s World Environmental Health Day, celebrated on Sept. 26, calls for unified action among the global environmental health community…

2019 Crumbine Award: Serving Safety in Minneapolis

By Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner, Minneapolis Health Department The Minneapolis Health Department Division of Environmental Health (MEH) is the proud recipient of the 2019 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection. MEH follows three guiding principles in its work: Protect Minneapolis’ residents and…

Strengthen Core Capabilities in Mosquito and Tick Surveillance and Control with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Michael Luong, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Summer may be coming to an end, but mosquito and tick season continues until the first frost hits and temperatures are consistently under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. With warming temperatures across the country and vector-borne diseases on the rise,…