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Include the Disability Community in Interventions to Address Loneliness

By Kimberly Aguillard, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health epidemics in America. Loneliness is the subjective feeling of being isolated, left out, and lacking quality social connections. Social isolation…

HPV Prevention Week 2020: Local Public Health vs. HPV

To increase public and practitioner awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV-related diseases, and the importance of HPV vaccination, the U.S. observes HPV Prevention Week, January 25 – 31, 2020. Supported by numerous organizations nationally, Us…

EPA’s Annual Water Fest Engages Community, Celebrates Groundwater Research

By Dr. Randall Ross, Director, Groundwater Technical Support Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  For sixteen years running, researchers at EPA’s Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma, have co-organized…

A Year in Review: NACCHO’s 2019 Environmental Health Webinars

NACCHO’s environmental health team hosted nearly 20 webinars throughout 2019 to share the latest resources and best practices with local health departments across the country. Explore all of the webinar recordings below, and please share…

Creative Placemaking: Using Arts and Parks to Improve Community Health

By Kevin Cevasco, MBA, NACCHO Intern The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with NACCHO, is identifying ways to introduce place-based arts practices within county and city public health agencies. This practice is referred…

Cross-training for Epidemiology Surge Capacity: Lessons and Tools from Delaware General Health District

Whether monitoring travelers for Ebola, managing a large-scale foodborne outbreak, investigating environmental exposures, or identifying the unknown cause of an illness, during an outbreak or event, epidemiology and infectious disease staff at local health departments…