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Health Reform Implementation Advances

NACCHO's health reform webpage has been reorganized with links to new resources and details about aspects of the health reform law that are of particular interest to local health departments. More »


Full Report of NACCHO's Job Losses and Program Cuts Surveys and New “Stories from the Field” Now Available

In March, NACCHO released a preliminary report on its most recent job losses and program cuts surveys, demonstrating that continued budget cuts undermine the ability of LHDs to protect the health of the communities they serve. A new final report provides a more in-depth look at the data and new "Stories from the Field" illustrate the impact of these cuts at two LHDs. More »


Project Public Health Ready

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a competency-based training and recognition program that assesses preparedness and assists local health departments, or groups of local health departments working collaboratively as a region, to respond to emergencies. More »


The 2010 Profile Study

NACCHO is pleased to announce an outstanding response to the 2010 Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study! Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. The purpose of the Profile study is to develop a comprehensive and accurate description of local health department (LHD) infrastructure and practice. More »


World Hepatitis Day

Thursday, July 28, marks the first official World Hepatitis Day. This day was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to increase awareness and attention to the global impact of viral hepatitis and efforts to prevent hepatitis infections and related diseases. More »

You Need to Know
Community Health Assessment and Health Reform Webpage
NACCHO has compiled a list of resources to help LHDs and non-profit hospitals conduct collaborative community health assessment and improvement processes. More »
2012 PHP Summit Abstracts Now Being Accepted
All 2012 Public Health Preparedness Summit abstract submissions must be submitted electronically by August 19, 2011, 11:59 PM, EDT. More »
Health Reform Resources Are Available
NACCHO has compiled an extensive list of websites and other online resources that help to provide an understanding of issues surrounding health reform. More »
Web-Based Interactive Training for Tobacco Control Programs
NACCHO is pleased to announce the debut of a new web-based interactive training on the 2010 Program and Funding Guidelines for Comprehensive Local Tobacco Control Programs (Guidelines). More »
APC Podcast Series for July, 2011 "On the Safe Side" Now Streaming
Join Dr. John Simkovich, from the South Carolina Region 7 APC, as he discusses how this product can assist local public health agencies, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies in planning for and responding to public health emergencies More »
Archived Webinar: LHDs and Electronic Health Records
Did you miss the June 29 webinar that spotlighted Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and Marion County Health Department use of electronic health records and how it has improved their public health practice? Download it here. More »
2011 Public Health Informatics Conference
The annual conference for the public health informatics community will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, Aug. 21–24, 2011. More »
DVDs of "Unnatural Causes" Still Available to LHDs
NACCHO continues to distribute DVDs of the award-winning series "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" available to LHDs interested in hosting a public screening. More »
Find a Local Health Department
Search for a local health department and its contact information. More »


NACCHO Annual 2011

Hartford, CT


Public Health Informatics Conference 2011

Atlanta, GA

Public Health Dispatch: August 2011 (PDF)

Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department (PDF)

PACE EH: Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PDF)

No Ordinary Flu



“Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait” Campaign


Designing Healthy Communities; Raising Healthy Kids


Organization-wide QI: Agency Quality Improvement Plan Template


Radiation Planning Annex—A Template for LHDs

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