Infectious Disease

ID-IZ Forum Blog Series: An Introduction to the Infectious Disease and Immunization Forum

As the voice of local health departments (LHDs), NACCHO supports local health officials and their staff by building LHD capacity, highlighting innovation, advocating for public health priorities, and connecting members. While all of these activities…

One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

In a new fact sheet, “One Health: Local Health Department Approaches for Addressing the Interconnectivity of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health,” NACCHO explores One Health, a multi-disciplinary public health approach that recognizes the health of humans is…

CDC: Hunting Down Healthcare-associated Fungal Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) program fosters scientific innovation in genomic sequencing, epidemiology, and bioinformatics to transform public health and protect people from disease threats. The AMD program recently…

CDC Webinar Series: Sustaining Zika Response

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a webinar series to help state and local public health departments sustain Zika preparedness and response activities in 2017. The series is a follow-up…

Promoting Patient Safety: Overcoming Challenges at the Local Level

March 12–18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, a campaign developed by the National Patient Safety Foundation to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. Broadly defined, patient safety refers to the…