Latest Updates from NACCHO

Rockland County Health Official: “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better”

Rockland County (NY) Health Department’s Commissioner of Health, Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP, recently penned an article for parents of children to explain why “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better.” The article…

Newly Released: NACCHO Exchange Summer 2016 Issue

The newest issue of the NACCHO Exchange, our quarterly magazine was sent out to all local health departments (LHDs) across the country last week. The summer 2016 issue focuses on environmental health, highlighting topics including vector…

Applications for NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program Now Open

NACCHO, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), invites all retail food regulatory programs to submit applications for participation in its 2016-2017 Mentorship Program for the Retail Program Standards. Program participants will…

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…