Tick Surveillance Tools for Local Health Departments

By Anna Perea, Policy and Communications Lead, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The distribution of ticks and the pathogens they can transmit change over time. As a result, the likelihood of…

Deaf Patients Need More from the Healthcare System and the Americans with Disabilities Act

By TraciAnn Hoglind, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Visualize this: You are at the hospital for a medical procedure. The doctor comes in, snaps the gloves on, and speaks to you. You don’t hear a thing. The doctor is ready to start the procedure, and…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 8

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…

Big Data Offers Big Insights into Links Between Environment, Heart Health

By Dr. Cavin Ward-Caviness, Principal Investigator (Computational Biologist), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, NHEERL, EPHD, CRB Note: This post originally appeared on the EPA blog. Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29-May 3, is a perfect time to think about how far we have come in understanding…