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NACCHO is dedicated to strengthening local health departments' immunization infrastructure. NACCHO's immunization work helps to increase local health departments' capacity to address vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine safety, supply, and financing.

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NACCHO Awards 10 Local Health Departments Funding to Identify Strategies to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

In January, NACCHO awarded 10 local health departments funding to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. The award supports the selected local health departments to engage locally with healthcare providers and other partners to increase HPV vaccination rates according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations. The funding opportunity was available to select local health departments in states with the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the country according to the 2013 National Immunization Survey. Stay tuned for project updates and new HPV resources for local health departments.

The selected local health departments include:

  • Barren River Health Department (KY)
  • Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties (WV)
  • Broward County Health Department (FL)
  • Central District Health Department (ID)
  • Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services and Polk County Health Department (IA)
  • Duval County Health Department (FL)
  • Knox County Health Department (TN)
  • Prince William County Health (VA)
  • Somerset County Department of Health (NJ)
  • Tarrant County Public Health (TX)


January 2015 marks Cervical Health Awareness Month, highlighting the issues related to cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and the importance of early detection. Learn how your local health department can get involved in Cervical Health Awareness Month

HPV is the leading cause of cervical and other types of cancers, and local health departments play an important role in emphasizing the cancer prevention benefits of the HPV vaccine. Learn more about the HPV vaccine
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Billing toolki150)

NACCHO has created a toolkit with resources, templates, and tools for local health departments to use and develop capacity to bill third party payers for immunization, STD, TB, and HIV services. More than 200 resources have currently been collected from state billing guides, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state health departments, local health departments, insurance companies, and vendors of products such as electronic medical records and billing clearinghouses. The Billing for Clinical Services Toolkit provides information to local health departments that are interested in starting the process to bill public and private sector payers for immunization and other clinical services.  More »

NACCHO's Immunization Resources
Immunization Toolkit
Download immunization resources produced by other local departments and public health partners. (Search for Immunization toolkit) More »
Immunization Policy Statements
 See NACCHO's positions on current immunization policies. More »
Infectious Disease and Immunization Update Newsletter
Sign up for NACCHO's monthly newsletter for the latest developments in emerging infectious disease issues and immunization policy. More »
Issue Brief: "National Vaccine Advisory Committee 2013 Update of the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice and Implications for Local Health Departments"
NACCHO's issue brief provides an overview of NVAC’s 2013 Adult Standards and their implications for public health practice at local health departments. More »
Flu Season Resources
NACCHO's Influenza page features resources for flu season, including information about flu vaccinations. More »