Assessment of Staffing, Services, and Partnerships of Local Health Departments

The CDC just released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting an assessment of local health departments’ staffing, services, and partnership. Developed by NACCHO using data from our 2015 Forces of Change survey, the report indicates that ongoing budget cuts and resulting staff layoffs jeopardize the work of LHDs, which remain primary providers of health care services for many clients. Yet despite these challenges, LHDs continue to build and explore critical local relationships that benefit multiple stakeholders and their communities at large.

Read the full report here. 

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments’ best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO’s communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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