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Conference Recap: NACCHO at the 2016 National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) hosted its annual conference and exhibition (AEC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), earlier this summer in June. Described as the “nexus for environmental health…

Roundtable Report: Local Health Department Roles and Activities to Improve Infection Control, Preparedness and Response to Infectious Disease Threats

During the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) annual meeting, NACCHO hosted a roundtable session titled, “Local Health Department Roles and Activities to Improve Infection Control, Preparedness and Response to Infectious Disease Threats.” The roundtable…

The Health Impact Assessment: Building Environmental Health Capacity

By Sandra Whitehead, PhD, Director of Program and Partnership Development, National Environmental Health Association  More and more, local health departments (LHDs) are being forced to cut their environmental health programs. This pattern is caused by…

A Call to Action: Prepare for Climate Change

By Paul Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, CIH, Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department Regardless of the current political debates on the existence of climate change, there is mounting and compelling scientific evidence…

Summer is Coming: Resources to Keep Your Community Safe

  By Elizabeth Brasington, NACCHO Marketing/ Communications Intern Summer is almost here which means more fun in the sun. Whether it’s camping, hiking, swimming, or barbequing, your community will be spending time outside, and keeping…