Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

New Report on Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released a report on updated foodborne illness source attribution estimates using multi-year outbreak surveillance data. The authors used outbreak data to produce new estimates for foods responsible for…

Effectively Communicating About Mosquito Control: A Guide for Mosquito Control Partners

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this guide to help states and communities across the nation explore and expand their mosquito control…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Meeting All Nine Standards

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. Since August, NACCHO…

Vector Control Mentorship Program Applications Opening Soon

Applications are opening soon for NACCHO’s Vector Control Mentorship Program. Local vector control organizations are encouraged to apply to be either mentors or mentees in the program. Mentors will help mentees increase their capacity to…

How Local Health Departments with the Most 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 third in a three-part series covering the Capabilities for Public Health Agency Involvement…