Use of VDOT for Tuberculosis: An Interview with Richard Garfein for World TB Day 2020

­­­­Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of preventable infectious disease deaths worldwide. In the United States, a total of 9,029 new cases of TB were reported in 2018, and it is estimated that up to 13 million individuals are living with latent TB infection. Multidrug…

Inclusive Gardening: Cultivating Health for All

By Jay Schulz, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow The smell of fresh air. The warm sun. The cool breeze on your face. The absolute magic that is a tiny little shell of something or other turning into a life-sustaining object. The pure joy of tasting…

Include the Disability Community in Interventions to Address Loneliness

By Kimberly Aguillard, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health epidemics in America. Loneliness is the subjective feeling of being isolated, left out, and lacking quality social connections. Social isolation refers to a quantitative count of social networks and relationships.…

Summer Environmental Health Hazards Are Coming: Are You Ready?

Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when he emerges on Groundhog Day, spring is on its way and summer won’t be far behind. Along with beach trips and backyard barbecues, summer also brings environmental health risks from mosquitoes and ticks, recreational water activities,…