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Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 7

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance the services they provide to the public. This post is…

STD Awareness Month 2019: LHD Strategies for Convenient, Youth-Friendly STD Services 

In the United States, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, reaching record levels in 2017. Young people aged 15-24 account for half of new STIs each year, due in part to barriers they…

Extreme Temperature Planning for All in the City of Boston

By Erin Polich, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Boston Public Health Commission Editor’s Note: In January 2019, NACCHO awarded the Boston Public Health Commission and the Marquette County Health Department with…

Pregnancy and Motherhood in Women with Disabilities: Information and Opportunities for Local Health Departments

By Erin Vinoski Thomas, MPH, CHES, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO Many women with disabilities want to experience pregnancy. Pregnancy rates among women with disabilities have grown in recent years and are similar to pregnancy rates…

EPA Sharing Emergency Response Tools and Case Studies at 2019 Preparedness Summit

This blog post was written by: Dr. Sarah Taft, Division Director (Acting) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Homeland Security Research Center Large-scale disruptions from intentional chemical, biological, and radiological contamination events, natural disasters like…