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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…

Taking a Regional Approach to Statewide Preparedness and Response

Emerging and evolving threats like Ebola and Zika continue to demonstrate how infectious disease transcends jurisdictional boundaries, organizational silos, and job descriptions. In response to this reality, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is joining…

Highlights & Key Takeaways: Conference for Food Protection’s Biennial Meeting

Last month, the Conference for Food Protection (CFP), brought together representatives from the food industry, government, academia, and consumer organizations to discuss emerging food safety problems and potential solutions at their 2016 Biennial Meeting in Boise, Idaho. Every…