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Press Releases 2006

Three Local Health Departments Spearhead Flu Vaccine Expansion
Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2006)
Local health departments in Houston, Los Angeles, and rural Nebraska will launch innovative flu vaccine services within two weeks, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced today. The departments aim to improve local flu vaccination, especially for high-risk groups. More »
NACCHO Thanks Local Public Health Professionals
Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2006)
November 20 marks the nation's second "Public Health Thank-You Day" and NACCHO joins leading U.S. public health organizations in asking Americans to give special thanks to local "public health heroes." More »
Local Health Departments Support National Influenza Vaccination Week
Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2006)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the nation's public health and medical communities in supporting National Influenza Vaccination Week, November 27–December 3, 2006. NACCHO urges everyone (except those few for whom it is not recommended) to take some time that week to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones. More » 
Local Public Health Readiness Grows Stronger, New Study Shows
Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2006)
More than nine in ten of the nation's 2,800 local health departments have strengthened their disaster planning and other key functions since 2001, says a new study by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). More » 
Santa Cruz County Health Officer Heads U.S. Association
Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2006)
Poki Stewart Namkung, M.D., M.P.H., health officer of Santa Cruz County, assumed the presidency of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in July at the association's annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. More »
NACCHO Honors Local Health Departments for Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2006)
As local health departments nationwide work to protect the public from health emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recognized 12 local health departments for their ability to respond to public health emergencies. More » 
Public Health Officials to Convene in San Antonio for the NACCHO 2006 Conference
Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2006)
More than 1,000 of the nation's top local public health professionals, led by NACCHO President Rex Archer, M.D., director of health of Kansas City (MO), will gather in San Antonio July 26–28 for the NACCHO Annual Conference: The Local Health Department Story—Know It. Live It. Share It. More » 
Dutchess County Health Commissioner Advises U.S. Senate on Public Health Preparedness
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2006)
Dutchess County (New York) Health Commissioner Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH, appeared before a Senate Subcommittee Tuesday, March 28, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC at a roundtable discussion on Public Health Preparedness in the 21st Century. More »