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.

CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2018-19 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a digital toolkit to assist public health professionals in communicating about the importance of vaccination. The toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web…

Online Compendium of Sexual & Reproductive Health Resources for Providers

The National Coalition for Sexual Health released a new compendium designed to help primary care and other healthcare providers improve their clinical skills and the delivery of sexual health services for a range of patient…

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

This post was written by originally posted on the Big Cities Health Coalition’s Front Lines blog.  Epidemiologist, noun epidemiologist \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist An expert scientist who studies, detects and tracks injuries and disease in our communities. Epidemiologists serve on the…

CDC Releases 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report. This report shows year-to-year progress on the prevention of key healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to help highlight progress as well…

Report: HIV/HCV Testing in Substance Abuse Facilities

amfAR just published a new analysis in Health Affairs blog that displays how many substance abuse facilities nationally offer HIV testing or Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) testing, based upon data from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Below are some…