Built Environment

Forces of Change: The Local Environmental Health Landscape

NACCHO’s Forces of Change survey examines the impact of the changing public health landscape on local health department (LHD) budgets, programs, and workforce. Forces of Change enables NACCHO to respond rapidly to emerging issues; by…

Health in All Policies/Lead Prevention 2019 Grantees Announced

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), in collaboration with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), offered a…

Active Transportation Study Published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

NACCHO co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice in January 2019 called Developing Core Capabilities for Local Health Departments to Engage in Land Use and Transportation Decision Making for Active Transportation.…

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting abstracts for APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo. The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. Authors are encouraged…

National Library of Medicine Launches Redesigned Tox Town Website

The National Library of Medicine announced a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. The new design, informed by extensive user research,…

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…