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Celebrating National Poison Prevention Week 2017: Raising Awareness & Teaching Prevention

By Samantha Lee, PharmD, DABAT, Pharmacist, and Lauren Bul, MPH, Poison Center Educator, Minnesota Poison Control Center Did you know that drug poisoning is now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? National Poison Prevention Week…

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…

The Model Aquatic Health Code Network Celebrates One Year: Bringing Health and Safety to a Pool Near You

This month marks one year since NACCHO, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network. Established to improve safety standards across U.S. public pools, waterparks,…

Cancer Disparities Among People with Disabilities: How Local Health Departments Can Help

By Evelyn Arana, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow In recognition of February’s World Cancer Day, Evelyn Arana, one of two NACCHO Health and Disability Fellows, took some time to discuss the intersection between cancer, disability,…

NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector control capacity across ten Zika Virus (ZIKV) priority jurisdictions. This initiative was launched by the CDC…