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Make Health a Summer Priority: How to Limit Exposure to Warm Weather’s Environmental Risks

By Anna Suarez, Communications Specialist, Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center After enduring months of snow, freezing temperatures, and decreased daylight, communities can breathe a collective sigh of relief as summer slides into sight once again. With…

Keep Crypto out of the Pool: Addressing One of the Summer’s Major Public Health Risks

By Hannah Donart, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is one of the most common causes of diarrheal disease outbreaks associated with recreational water activity in the United States and these outbreaks are occurring at…

NACCHO and CDC Launch Pilot Project to Improve Oral Health through Local Water Fluoridation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the collective annual cost of dental care in the United States is over $113 billion, while another $6 billion is lost when Americans miss work…

Mental Health Among People with Disabilities: Local Health Departments Can Promote Awareness on Dual Diagnosis

By Evelyn Arana, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow In recognition of May’s Mental Health Month, organizations and people across the US are raising awareness for mental health. NACCHO joins the National Alliance on Mental Illness,…

It’s All About Diarrhea During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017

The thirteenth annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is happening this week, May 22–28. Every year in the week leading up to Memorial Day–—the kickoff to the summer swim season–—the Centers for Disease Control and…

Allegheny County Embraces Health in All Policies: Advancing Local Health Through Collaboration

By Erica Bryson, Health in All Policies Coordinator, Allegheny County Health Department The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) recently adopted a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to advance its countywide health strategy, Live Well Allegheny.…