Author Archives: Anastasia Sonneman

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

New Resource: A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity

The Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health, in partnership with the California Medical Association Foundation, the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations and the National Medical Association, is releasing a new resource to strengthen and inform…

Call for Proposals: 2017 CEHN Research Conference

The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) welcomes the submission of abstracts and session proposals for the 2017 Children’s Environmental Health Translational Research Conference: New Challenges, taking place on April 5-7, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. This “biennial research conference is the…

Nomination Deadline Extended: Friends of NCBDDD Executive Committee

The Friends of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is currently seeking nominations for its 2017-2018 Executive Committee, including Chair, Vice Chair, and two Member at Large positions. Executive committee members provide leadership and…

Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country last week. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental health, highlighting topics including vector…

Celebrating National Food Safety Education Month

Foodborne illnesses have been headlining the news in recent years, from Chipotle’s 2015 Norovirus outbreaks to the recent contamination of strawberries imported to the U.S. from Egypt that sparked cases of Hepatitis A. September marks…

Sneak Peak: Summer 2016 NACCHO Exchange Feature Article

The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine sent out to all local health departments across the country, will be hitting mailboxes over the next several weeks. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental…

New One-Pager: The Value of HIA to Community Partners

Across the country, local health departments (LHDs) often struggle to explain the value of health impact assessment (HIA) to community stakeholders. In an effort to support this effort, NACCHO’s HIA community of practice, comprised of…

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…