Infectious Disease

CDC Study: Opportunities to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in All Outpatient Settings

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine has released a new study which shows that healthcare professionals in all outpatient settings unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for respiratory illnesses like the common cold and bronchitis. According…

NEW! NACCHO Video Highlights the Role of LHDs in Combatting HAIs

NACCHO is pleased to announce the release of its new video, The Role of Local Health Departments in Combatting Healthcare-Associated Infections. Check out the video below and for more resources, look to NACCHO’s newly updated Healthcare-Associated…

Webinar Recording: Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Broad Overview and a Demonstration of a Novice’s Guide Using R Statnet

On June 28, NACCHO hosted a webinar on conducting social network analyses–what they look like and how they can be applied. Webinar participants were also led through an explanation and live demonstration of a recently…

New Fact Sheet: Zika Resources for Local Health Departments

NACCHO is pleased to release a reference document: Zika Resources for Local Health Departments. In 2017, NACCHO conducted a literature and desk review assessment to explore local health department (LHD) preparedness and response capabilities specific…

JPHMP Article: Lessons in Infection Control: The Role of Local Health Departments in Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

NACCHO’s Infectious Diseases Team is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Browse the article summary below and read the full article here. The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak…

NACCHO Assessment: Certification in Infection Control: Local Impact and Strategies for Success

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a persistent and growing threat to the health of communities. To meet this threat head-on, more local health departments (LHDs) are building their capacity for HAI prevention and response. Enhancing LHD…