Introducing APHA’s Center for Climate, Health, and Equity

By Surili Sutaria Patel, Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association Climate change presents increasingly serious, complex challenges to the public’s health. In response to these challenges, the American Public Health Association’s (APHA’s) Center for Climate, Health and Equity inspires action on…

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Let’s talk surveillance!

By Sandra L. Fisher-Grainger, MPH, Director, Hernando County Mosquito Control With the introduction of Zika to the United States in 2016 in both people and local mosquitoes, vector-borne diseases have become more of a concern, especially when coupled with the possibility of known diseases spreading into…

40 Under 40 in Public Health: Environmental Health Innovators

The de Beaumont Foundation created 40 Under 40 in Public Health to recognize leaders whose creativity and innovation are strengthening communities across the country. Of the 40 honorees, 14 work for local health departments, with two focusing on environmental health: Jessica Gehle of Tacoma-Pierce County…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 9

For the last several months, NACCHO has featured the progress that communities across the country have made in retail food protection through a blog series on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). The Retail…