Include the Disability Community in Interventions to Address Loneliness

By Kimberly Aguillard, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health epidemics in America. Loneliness is the subjective feeling of being isolated, left out, and lacking quality social connections. Social isolation refers to a quantitative count of social networks and relationships.…

Summer Environmental Health Hazards Are Coming: Are You Ready?

Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when he emerges on Groundhog Day, spring is on its way and summer won’t be far behind. Along with beach trips and backyard barbecues, summer also brings environmental health risks from mosquitoes and ticks, recreational water activities,…

HPV Prevention Week 2020: Local Public Health vs. HPV

To increase public and practitioner awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV-related diseases, and the importance of HPV vaccination, the U.S. observes HPV Prevention Week, January 25 – 31, 2020. Supported by numerous organizations nationally, Us vs HPV Week includes a series of webinars, social media…

EPA’s Annual Water Fest Engages Community, Celebrates Groundwater Research

By Dr. Randall Ross, Director, Groundwater Technical Support Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  For sixteen years running, researchers at EPA’s Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma, have co-organized Water Fest, an annual community science education and outreach event…