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Health and Disability Training: The Power to Transform Public Health

By Meredith Williams, MPH, 2015-2016 NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow This October, I had the privilege of representing the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Health and Disability Team at the American…

Health in All Policies Makes Headway in Tampa, FL

By Allison Nguyen, MPH, CHES, Community Engagement Coordinator Florida Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a cross-sector collaborative approach that incorporates health, sustainability, and equity into decision making by government agencies.…

Reflections from the United Nations’ High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance: Connecting Local and Global Efforts

On September 21, 2016, leaders from around the world convened for a high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. This was only the fourth time…

Blog Series: Antimicrobial Resistance & Global Health Security – Collaborative Efforts in Disease Surveillance (Part 1)

Last week, NACCHO outlined the landscape of disease surveillance and highlighted the importance of local public health agencies as early detectors of infectious disease threats. Revisit the first blog post in this series for a…

Blog Series: Antimicrobial Resistance & Global Health Security – The State of Disease Surveillance

Due to the continued application and overuse of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance – which includes resistance among bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi – is a growing threat to human health and an increasingly critical component of…