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Press Releases 2007

Statement of NACCHO on Report by the Trust for America’s Health
Washington, DC (December 18, 2007)
The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) report card on state public health readiness, issued today, documents substantial progress in the nation's preparedness for a public health emergency. The public should be reassured that the national investment is yielding real and measurable results. More »
Dutchess County Health Commissioner Testifies on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC (September 27, 2007)
Dutchess County (New York) Commissioner of Health Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH testified yesterday before a Congressional committee examining national preparedness for pandemic influenza. More »
Federal Cuts Threaten Advances in Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Washington, DC (September 10, 2007)
Federal funding received by local health departments for all-hazards emergency preparedness fell 20 percent last year, according to a new report by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). More » 
Public Health Leader Assumes NACCHO Presidency
Washington, DC (July 16, 2007)
Robert M. "Bobby" Pestronk, health officer for Genesee County, Michigan and director of the Genesee County Health Department formally assumed the duties of president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) at the Association's annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. More »
Health Officials Gather to Discuss Local Health Departments’ Role in Addressing Health Inequities
Columbus, OH (July 6, 2007)
As local health departments conduct environmental monitoring and surveillance, maintain public health infrastructure and capacity, prepare communities for public health emergencies and promote equal access to health services, they are doing much of the heavy lifting to keep our communities safe and healthy. More »