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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…

New York City Recognizes Hepatitis Testing Day and Highlights the Important Role LHDs Play in Addressing Viral Hepatitis

May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of screening for hepatitis B and C. It is estimated that up to 5 million Americans…