Author Archives: Anastasia Sonneman

New Report: Using Built Environment to Promote Physical Activity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force, an interdisciplinary public health panel appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released recommendations on using built environment strategies to increase physical activity. Despite the…

CDC Toolkit: Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch recently released a new toolkit for this year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, observed on May 22-28, 2017. The toolkit includes messaging guidance, social media tools,…

Seeking Input: Disability Data in Community Health Assessments

The NACCHO Health and Disability Program is seeking success stories from local health departments (LHDs) on ways the disability community has been highlighted as a part of community health assessments and/or community health improvement plans.…

Recruiting LHD Staff: 2017-2018 NACCHO Environmental Health Workgroups

Recruitment for 2017-2018 NACCHO advisory groups (i.e., committees and workgroups), including four environmental health groups (one committee and three workgroups) is open through May 5, 2017. NACCHO advisory groups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the…

New MMWR: Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), which accounts for 15% of the U.S. population. The report…