Health Impact Assessment: An Essential Tool for Health Department Accreditation

By Shannon Browlee, MPH, Public Health Educator, Okaland County Health Division (MI) and Stephanie Souter, MS, Planner II,Washington County (MN) Public Health & Environment Seeking accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and integrating Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into community-wide, decision-making practice are two…

Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)‘s Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) awardees takes us to Albany County, New York. Similar to both the health departments serving…

Immunization Matters: The Role of LHDs in Educating Communities

Although National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is winding down, it’s important for local health departments (LHDs) to continue actively promoting the importance of immunization beyond August. Immunizations play a vital role in protecting the health of communities. Thanks to the development of safe and effective vaccines, rates…

Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Cook County, Illinois

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Last week, Ingham County Health Department was featured as one of the 15 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) awardees for our three-part blog series highlighting this impactful grant. Created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),…