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2018 Vector Control Summit: “Itching to Improve: Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity”

In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO developed and distributed an electronic survey to assess mosquito surveillance and control capacity among the nearly 2,000 local vector control programs nationwide. Through this…

Ongoing Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Controversial Kratom Supplement

By Alexandra Fraser, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern A multistate outbreak of Salmonellosis has been linked to the consumption of a product called “kratom”. From March 14 to April 5, 2018 the number of Salmonella cases confirmed by…

STD Awareness Month 2018: Impact of Budget Cuts on HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Programs

Overview Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis. We have the tools and technologies to end the HIV epidemic,…

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018: Advancing Adolescent HIV Prevention and Care at the Local Level

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), the only national observance highlighting the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people. In the United States, young people aged 13-24 account for 22%…

STD Awareness Month 2018: Integrating Routine Chlamydia Screening into Primary Care Practices

By Jacky M. Jennings, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Center for Child & Community Health Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health; Alison…

Are America’s Local Health Departments Prepared for a Cape Town-level Water Crisis?

Americans currently use about 100 gallons of water per day per person. In Cape Town, South Africa, extreme drought has limited residents to just 13 gallons of water per day since February 1. Depending on rainfall…