Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Messages for Summer Safety

The summer months present a unique set of environmental health challenges for practitioners to consider. Climbing temperatures awaken a host of public health vectors (animals and insects that can transmit diseases to humans). Public pools…

EATS 102: New CDC Course for Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The skills needed to investigate outbreaks of foodborne illness are different from those needed to inspect restaurants. EATS 101 and 102, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), address environmental assessments and the critical…

Examining Whether the Health-In-All-Policies Approach Promotes Health Equity

A new article in Health Affairs examines whether the health-in-all-policies approach promotes health equity. Here is the abstract: “Scholars and public health advocates have expressed optimism about the potential for the health-in-all-policies approach to address…

FY18 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted the FY18 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). HUD is making available approximately $145 million for Implementation Grants of up to $30 million…

Intimate Partner Violence and Disability-Specific Abuse: An Overlooked Issue and the Role of Local Health Departments

By Whitney Thurman, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as intentional behaviors toward an intimate partner in the form of intimidation; emotional abuse; physical, sexual, and/or psychological assault; or any…

CDC Funding Opportunity: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

CDC’s Division for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This 5-year program will improve health, prevent…