NACCHO is dedicated to strengthening local health departments' immunization infrastructure. NACCHO's immunization work increases local health departments' capacity to implement evidence-based public health programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preventing and controlling vaccine preventable diseases.
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NACCHO's Human Papillomavirus (HPV) project provides support to local health departments to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates for HPV, the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. Despite the availability of a vaccine, HPV vaccination rates remain low. In January, NACCHO selected 10 local health departments as demonstration sites to identify local strategies to improve vaccination rates for HPV. Visit NACCHO's HPV project page for resources and updates as the project progresses. More »
NACCHO has launched its newest blog, Healthy People, Healthy Places: The Essential Elements of Local Public Health, a resource that helps local health departments tackle emerging infectious disease and environmental health issues. Visit the blog often for news, resources, tools, and events. The blog also features the latest updates that local health departments need to know about immunization. More »
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