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2015 County Health Rankings Released!

An easy-to-use snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation, the 2015 County Health Rankings show that where you live matters to your health. The annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, makes it clear that good health includes many factors beyond medical care, such as education, jobs, smoking, access to healthy foods and parks, and more. More»


NACCHO Names Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck as the New Executive Director
NACCHO Names Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck as the New Executive Director

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of LaMar Hasbrouck, M.D., M.P.H., as its new Executive Director, effective February 10, 2015. More»


NACCHO Expresses Concern Over the President's Budget Cuts To Immunization Funding During Measles Outbreak

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) today expressed concern that the Obama Administration is proposing to cut discretionary funding for immunization and other programs that are key to preventing disease outbreaks and other disasters, especially while the country is in the midst of a measles outbreak. More»

NACCHO and Local Health Departments Applaud Initiative to Help Health Facilities to Prepare for Climate Change
Executive Climate Change

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) was honored to be invited by the White House to discuss its Sustainable and Climate Resilient Health Care Facilities Initiative. NACCHO and local health departments across the country applaud the White House for leading this effort to ensure that people have access to the health care they need and for recognizing that climate change impacts health. More»

Roll Call Editorial: Congress Should Approve Ebola Funding
swannie jett president elect

For months, local health departments have been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare for and respond to the virus at home. As congress faces an important decision about how to continue government funding into the next year, Swannie Jett, president-elect of NACCHO, urges them to approve emergency funding for ebola without delay. More »

NACCHO President, Georgia Heise, Urges Policymakers to Confront Heroin, Opioid Epidemic
Georgia Heise

There is a new normal in our communities. For some children, stumbling across used, dirty needles at the park is more common than a pick-up game. Heroin addiction is a big disease with an even bigger negative impact on everyone.

Read NACCHO President, Georgia Heise's opinion editorial on the subject, which appeared in the Courier- Journal on August 26, 2014. In the op-ed Heise urges policymakers to use their leadership to influence public health policies that expand and strengthen prevention for prescription drug abuse, misuse and overdose, and provide funding for local health departments or their system partners to respond to the rising tide of heroin abuse and overdose. More»