Author Archives: Chelsea Gridley-Smith

Summer is Here and So are the Mosquitoes: Why Local Vector Control is Key to Combating Zika

As temperatures rise well above 50 degrees throughout much of the country, mosquito season is in full swing, meaning many Americans are at a greater risk for mosquito-borne illness. This year’s risk factor is substantially…

NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector control capacity across ten Zika Virus (ZIKV) priority jurisdictions. This initiative was launched by the CDC…

Conference Recap: EPA Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met on July 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss high priority issues for the EPA and local, state, and tribal governments working on environmental…