Zika

Apply for Zika Pregnancy and Birth Defects Local Health Department Field Support

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin soliciting a second round of applications from local health departments for supplemental field support in communities with pregnant women at significant risk for…

CDC Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus–Associated Birth Defects

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents the latest findings on Zika infection in pregnant women and babies and the importance of prevention and early care. This report…

CDC Webinar Series: Sustaining Zika Response

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a webinar series to help state and local public health departments sustain Zika preparedness and response activities in 2017. The series is a follow-up…

NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions

NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), has released a summary of findings evaluating vector control capacity across ten Zika Virus (ZIKV) priority jurisdictions. This initiative was launched by the CDC…

Abstracts Open: CityMatCH MCH Leadership Conference & Healthy Start Convention

The 2017 CityMatCH MCH Leadership Conference & Healthy Start Convention, Creating Harmony: Every Voice Counts, is an opportunity for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals nationwide to network, share successes, enhance knowledge, and generate new…

Prevent to Protect: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

By Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst, Health and Disability Every four and half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. In an effort to address this serious public health…

Virtual Training: Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

CDC and partners recently announced a new virtual training, Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP), which focuses on using integrated pest management (IPM) to control vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus. Nine in ten pilot testers said they…