Against Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Commitment to Fighting a Global Threat

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics transformed medical care, rendering once life-threatening infections easily treatable and reducing the risk of infection associated with surgery and chemotherapy. Advances in agriculture soon followed as farmers began using antimicrobial drugs to treat and prevent infections in their flocks and herds.…

World AIDS Day 2018: Progress Continues, Disparities Remain

World AIDS Day, observed annually on December 1, provides the opportunity to highlight our accomplishments, remember those who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS, and refocus our efforts on what still needs to be done to end the epidemic. Local health departments are…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Meeting All Nine Standards

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. Since August, NACCHO has been showcasing the progress that communities across the country…

How Local Health Departments with the Most Resources Can Increase Active Transportation

By Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Program Director, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series covering the Capabilities for Public Health Agency Involvement in Land Use and Transportation Decision Making to Increase Active…