Author Archives: Anastasia Sonneman

Seeking Feedback from Local Health Departments on Prioritizing Critical Infrastructure Personnel for Influenza Response

NACCHO in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is developing resources to help local health departments prepare for vaccine prioritization of critical infrastructure personnel (CIP) in case of an influenza pandemic.…

Updated NACCHO Policy Statements: Food System Safety and Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response

NACCHO recently released two updated policy statements under its Food Safety and Defense program. The first statement is on Food System Safety, which provides guidance to ensure local health department participation in all areas of…

Disability Inclusion Resources: ACA Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began November 1, 2016 at healthcare.gov. There are several resources, which can support local health departments and partner agencies to employ inclusive measures ensuring all community members, including individuals with…

HRSA Resource: Caring for Infants and Children Affected by Zika Virus

The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) created a resource guide to support states and communities with the health needs of infants and children affected by Zika Virus. The guide includes information on supporting a…

New Essay: Hospital and Health Systems Explore Community Development Partnerships

The Build Healthy Places Network, a program of the Public Health Institute, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently published an essay highlighting the utility of community partnerships in improving local health outcomes. The article,…

Travel Funding Available: Joint Regional PulseNet & OutbreakNet PulseNet Meeting

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are pleased to offer a limited number of travel scholarships intended to offset attendance costs for the Joint Mountain/West Regional PulseNet…