Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup

NACCHO is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup. Having access to clean and safe water during and after emergencies is vital for all communities. When events…

Resources for Food Producers in Flooded Areas Due To Hurricane Michael

Please see the statement below from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Among those in Hurricane Michael’s path in the Southeast U.S. are farmers and their fields of crops grown for human consumption. The U.S.…

Applications Open for Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Training Course at University of Idaho

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem hosts the annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and…

How Local Health Departments with Moderate Resources Can Increase Active Transportation

By Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Program Director, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series covering the Capabilities for Public Health Agency Involvement…

Manage Mosquitoes with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Marie Smith and Dylan Williams, NACCHO Interns Vector-borne diseases (e.g., Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease) are a concern to many Americans, spreading among the population through mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other…

Retail Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshops

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is partnering with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) to present two National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshops in April and July 2019.…