Environmental Health

New One-Pager: The Value of HIA to Community Partners

Across the country, local health departments (LHDs) often struggle to explain the value of health impact assessment (HIA) to community stakeholders. In an effort to support this effort, NACCHO’s HIA community of practice, comprised of…

New Reports: Retail Food Inspection, Grading, Scoring, and Placarding Case Studies

NACCHO, in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted research and developed new reports to learn more about scoring, grading, and placarding systems used by domestic retail food regulatory programs. These report…

Health Impact Assessment: An Essential Tool for Health Department Accreditation

By Shannon Browlee, MPH, Public Health Educator, Okaland County Health Division (MI) and Stephanie Souter, MS, Planner II,Washington County (MN) Public Health & Environment Seeking accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and integrating…

Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Albany, New York

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern The third and final story for our three-part blog series highlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)‘s Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) awardees takes us to Albany…

Spotlight Blog Series: HUD Grant Advances Lead Prevention in Lansing, Michigan

By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Lead Poisoning: Still an American Burden There are 24 million homes in the United States that contain deteriorated lead-based paint and elevated levels of lead-based dust and four million…