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From the Field: Strategies to Increase Hepatitis C Screening and Linkage to Care through SSPs

By: Nicole Miller, MSN, RN; Lela Riherd, BSN, RN, CIC; Zac Doobovsky, BSN, RN, CIC; and Harp Cheema, BSN, RN, Whatcom County Health Department (WA) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly 2.4 million Americans are…

Introducing APHA’s Center for Climate, Health, and Equity

By Surili Sutaria Patel, Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association Climate change presents increasingly serious, complex challenges to the public’s health. In response to these challenges, the American Public Health…

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Let’s talk surveillance!

By Sandra L. Fisher-Grainger, MPH, Director, Hernando County Mosquito Control With the introduction of Zika to the United States in 2016 in both people and local mosquitoes, vector-borne diseases have become more of a concern, especially…

Homelessness Among Individuals with Disabilities: Influential Factors and Scalable Solutions

By Erin Vinoski Thomas, MPH, CHES, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO; and Chloe Vercruysse, MBA  People experiencing homelessness lack sustainable access to housing and instead turn to emergency shelters, transitional housing, or places not meant for…

Tick Surveillance Tools for Local Health Departments

By Anna Perea, Policy and Communications Lead, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The distribution of ticks and the pathogens they can…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Standard 8

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…