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2018 Crumbine Award: A Collaborative Food Safety Effort

By Andrew Linton, CPM, RS, Division Manager, Environmental Health Division, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Editor’s Note: September is National Food Safety Month. Throughout the month, NACCHO is featuring local health departments’ food safety efforts,…

Technologies to Reduce PFAS in Drinking Water: An EPA Research Perspective

By Lahne Mattas-Curry, Science Communications Staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Communities across the country have been challenged by per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that have been used for decades…

Retail Program Standards Blog Series: Self-Assessment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collaboratively developed the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) 20 years ago. The Retail Program Standards are designed to help food regulatory programs enhance…

Minneapolis Health Department Supports a Young Food Entrepreneur

By Dan Huff, Director of Environmental Health, and Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner of Health, Minneapolis Health Department Jaequan Faulkner, 13, started selling hot dogs in front of his Minneapolis home in 2016, calling his establishment “Mr.…

Confront the Health Impacts of Climate Change with NACCHO’s Toolkit

By Dylan Williams, Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO Climate change is a problem of national magnitude that affects the health of all Americans. Climate change deteriorates the health of the public by…

Planning and Evaluating a Healthy Community: HiAP in Chatham, NC

By Mike Zelek, MPH, Division Director, Health Promotion and Policy, Chatham County Public Health Department Planning for public health seems to be all the rage these days, with public health practitioners engaging partners from a range…

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Protect Yourself and Your Community

By Elisabeth Martinez, Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO With the arrival of summer and Fourth of July festivities just around the corner, many people are spending more time outside. The rising temperatures invite…

NACCHO Assessment: Certification in Infection Control: Local Impact and Strategies for Success

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a persistent and growing threat to the health of communities. To meet this threat head-on, more local health departments (LHDs) are building their capacity for HAI prevention and response. Enhancing LHD…