Author Archives: Kim Rodgers

About Kim Rodgers

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

White Paper: Local Efforts to Mitigate Human and Financial Costs of Opioid Epidemic

West Virginia is in the midst of an unprecedented heroin and opioid epidemic that is disrupting the lives of not only individuals and families, but also entire communities and regions. A recent white paper developed by the…

CDC: Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Against Pediatric Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study that examined the effectiveness of the flu vaccine to prevent laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated death among children, the findings of which show that flu vaccination significantly reduced…

Apply for Zika Pregnancy and Birth Defects Local Health Department Field Support

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin soliciting a second round of applications from local health departments for supplemental field support in communities with pregnant women at significant risk for…

CDC Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus–Associated Birth Defects

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents the latest findings on Zika infection in pregnant women and babies and the importance of prevention and early care. This report…

ID-IZ Forum Blog Series: An Introduction to the Infectious Disease and Immunization Forum

As the voice of local health departments (LHDs), NACCHO supports local health officials and their staff by building LHD capacity, highlighting innovation, advocating for public health priorities, and connecting members. While all of these activities…

One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

In a new fact sheet, “One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health,” NACCHO explores One Health, a multi-disciplinary public health approach that recognizes the health of humans is…