Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Local Government as Health Champions: The Wake County Healthy Community Initiative

Note: This was originally posted on the Healthy Places by Design blog. By Tim Schwantes, Project Officer, Healthy Places by Design During a time when public confidence in government is low, six municipalities in Wake…

2018-2019 Technical Assistance Available to Support Disability Inclusion Efforts

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Technical Assistance Program is now accepting applications through December 7, 2018. This initiative is designed to support local health departments seeking to increase inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities in their programs, products, and services, including…

Interactive Maps on Climate Change and Air Pollution

The Revelator, an initiative of the Center for Biological Diversity, released two interactive maps: Climate in 2050 shows how rising temperatures will affect communities around the world based on current climate change projections. Air Pollution…

New Environmental Health Success Stories from ASTHO

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) published new environmental health success stories highlighting promising and useful practices and implementation strategies developed by state and territorial health agencies: Wisconsin Creates Local Adaptation Strategies…

Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released a report on the express legal authorities for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report includes an overview of the…