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ID-IZ Forum Blog Series: An Introduction to the Infectious Disease and Immunization Forum

As the voice of local health departments (LHDs), NACCHO supports local health officials and their staff by building LHD capacity, highlighting innovation, advocating for public health priorities, and connecting members. While all of these activities…

Meet the 2016-2017 NACCHO Health and Disability Fellows

The NACCHO Health and Disability program is thrilled to introduce its 2016-17 fellows. NACCHO’s Health and Disability Fellowship is an invaluable opportunity for undergraduate and/or graduate students pursing degrees in public health to receive hands on…

Celebrating National Poison Prevention Week 2017: Raising Awareness & Teaching Prevention

By Samantha Lee, PharmD, DABAT, Pharmacist, and Lauren Bul, MPH, Poison Center Educator, Minnesota Poison Control Center Did you know that drug poisoning is now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? National Poison Prevention Week…

Promoting Patient Safety: Overcoming Challenges at the Local Level

March 12–18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, a campaign developed by the National Patient Safety Foundation to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. Broadly defined, patient safety refers to the…