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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Messages for Summer Safety

The summer months present a unique set of environmental health challenges for practitioners to consider. Climbing temperatures awaken a host of public health vectors (animals and insects that can transmit diseases to humans). Public pools…

Intimate Partner Violence and Disability-Specific Abuse: An Overlooked Issue and the Role of Local Health Departments

By Whitney Thurman, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as intentional behaviors toward an intimate partner in the form of intimidation; emotional abuse; physical, sexual, and/or psychological assault; or any…

Taking Action to Address the Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke

By Alan Vette, Acting Director, Air and Energy National Research Program (ORD), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Erika Sasser, Director, Health and Environmental Impacts Division (OAQPS), EPA During Air Quality Awareness Week (April…