Response Requested for Second Nationwide Assessment of Local Vector Control Organizations

In early 2020, NACCHO, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will administer the second nationwide assessment of local vector control organizations in the United States.

Before the initial assessment that NACCHO conducted in 2016, almost no data existed on the preparedness of local agencies for a mosquito-borne virus outbreak. The 2016 assessment provided baseline data on the mosquito control and surveillance capabilities of nearly 2,000 programs. Read the full report here.

NACCHO and CDC have used the assessment findings to provide targeted guidance and training opportunities for local agencies over the past few years, such as the annual Vector Summit and the Vector Control Collaborative, a technical assistance program. The 2020 assessment will gauge how vector program capacity has changed nationwide in the four years since the initial assessment. It will also expand on the 2016 assessment by collecting baseline data on tick surveillance and control capabilities.

NACCHO needs your help!

Over the next few months, we will be reaching out to every vector control program in the country to confirm the point of contact for the assessment. When we reach out, please let us know who can best respond to questions on your vector control program’s mosquito and tick strategies.

For additional information about this and other technical assistance opportunities from NACCHO, please visit our website or contact vectorcontrol@naccho.org.

8 thoughts on “Response Requested for Second Nationwide Assessment of Local Vector Control Organizations

  1. Terry Turner
    November 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    everything is the same.

    1. Michelle Shapiro
      November 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Thanks for letting us know, Terry! I will pass this information along to our vector control team.

      Best,
      Michelle

  2. J. Christopher Salter
    November 6, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Durham County does not really have a true vector control program. I have several years of in depth experience in a strong vector control program from when I worked in New Hanover County and handled many of the concerns and issues during the Zika scare a couple of years ago. The City does some treatment/larvicide and so does the General Services department for the County but it’s very minor and there is no surveillance occurring to my knowledge.

    1. Michelle Shapiro
      November 20, 2019 at 10:05 am

      Thanks for this update, Christopher! I will pass along this information to our vector control team.

      Best,
      Michelle

  3. November 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    To whom this may concern, I am confused by the format of the message that was emailed from NACCHO. I attempted to fill out the information requested but to no avail. I tried saving and hoping that there would be an enabling, but had no luck. I am not the most tech minded person. I am more than happy to share any of the information requested. I just need to know how to go about it.

    Steve Crawford is no longer heading the Jefferson County Health Department vector program.

    Scott Darrough is the current vector technician.

    Perhaps we are to provide this information in this space?

    POINT OF CONTACT: SCOTT DARROUGH

    TITLE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE VECTOR TECHNICIAN

    EMAIL: scott.darrough@jeffcohealth.org

    PHONE: 636-797-3737 EXT. 170 OR 314-412-0448

    ORGANIZATION: JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

    Please follow up with me so that I can provide the proper information. Thank you, Scott Darrough

    1. Michelle Shapiro
      November 20, 2019 at 10:05 am

      Thanks for providing this information, Scott! I will pass this along to our vector control team. I’m sorry that you had trouble filling out the form from NACCHO, and we’ll look into that to make sure it is functioning properly.

      Best,
      Michelle

  4. November 8, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I am the Vector manager for Cabarrus County.

    1. Michelle Shapiro
      November 20, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Thanks for letting us know, Chrystal! I will pass this information along to our vector control team.

      Best,
      Michelle

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