STD Awareness Month: Stomping Out Syphilis at the Local Level

Did you know that in 2000, rates of syphilis reached historic lows in the United States? Since 2013, syphilis rates have increased in every region and in almost every race/ethnicity and age group across the U.S., and in 2017, more than 100,000 cases of syphilis in…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 7

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is part of NACCHO’s Retail Program Standards blog series, showcasing the…

STD Awareness Month 2019: LHD Strategies for Convenient, Youth-Friendly STD Services 

In the United States, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, reaching record levels in 2017. Young people aged 15-24 account for half of new STIs each year, due in part to barriers they face in accessing sexual health services. Many young people are…

World TB Day 2019: It’s Time to Take Action

Each year organizations across the globe recognize March 24 as World TB Day to commemorate the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), raise awareness about the impacts of TB, and highlight opportunities to combat this disease. This year’s theme, “It’s Time,” urged leaders…