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.

NACCHO Global Climate Change Workgroup is Recruiting

NACCHO is currently looking for new members to join its Global Climate Change Workgroup. Local health officials, environmental health professionals, environmental health directors, and subject matter experts who are interested in enhancing climate change adaptation and mitigation…

New Resource: Model Aquatic Health Code Network September 2016 Webinar

The most recent Model Aquatic Health code (MAHC) Network webinar took place on Monday September 20, 2016. The interactive presentation was titled “the Industry’s Perspective: the Move to Evidenced-based Practice,” featuring aquatic industry representatives from Neptune…

The CIFOR Toolkit: A Powerful Training Resource Advancing Foodborne Outbreak Response

By Scott E. Holmes, REHS, MS, Environmental Public Health Manager, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department What do you get when you bring together over 60 public health professionals specializing in environmental health, epidemiology, and laboratory sciences,…

Resource Roundup: 2016 World Environmental Health Day – Fighting Second and Third-Hand Smoke

Each year, the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) hosts World Environmental Health Day to encourage global recognition of critical environmental health issues. Past themes have focused on raising awareness about protecting children’s environmental health,…

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications: 2016 AUCD Annual Conference

Each year the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) hosts an annual conference offering training, professional development, and networking opportunities for individuals and agencies seeking to advance the disability community. This year’s conference will focus on…

Hog Roast Outbreaks Highlight Efforts to Strengthen Public Health Partnerships

By William Lanier, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Senior Epidemiologist, Karen Becker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of Applied Epidemiology, and Gabrielle Johnston, MPH, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service September highlights two important and…

CDC Study: Health Risk Behaviors Among People with Disabilities from Racial and Ethnic Groups

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new study in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities focusing on the relationship between income and education, and two health behaviors of smoking…

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…