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Press Releases 2012

2012 Press Releases
NACCHO Honors 39 Local Health Departments for Exemplary and Innovative Programs
Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2012)
As part of its 2012 annual conference in Los Angeles, CA, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) last night honored 39 local health departments across the country for implementing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable outcomes in response to an identified public health need. Each project receiving a Model Practice award was reviewed by a committee of peers (other local health department professionals) and selected from a group of 166 applications (up by more than a quarter from last year). More »
Federal and Local Health Officials Envision the Future of Public Health
Washington, D.C. (July 5, 2012)
Join local health officials and invited guests at the 2012 National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Conference as they gather in Los Angeles, CA, to discuss the future of local public health. This year, the theme of the annual meeting is “Navigating the Currents: Positioning Local Health Departments for the Future,” which will provide an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners from around the country to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions necessary for public health leaders to create and build upon a forward-looking vision of local public health. More »
Congress’ Proposed Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund Jeopardize America’s Health
Washington D.C. (February 16, 2012)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) opposes Congress’ plans to cut $5 billion from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) to offset the costs of halting cuts to Medicare physician payments. This cut limits the Fund’s ability to reduce rising rates of chronic disease, which will only cost the nation more in the long run. More »
Federal Public Health and Homeland Security Officials and Contagion Screenwriter to Address Economic Challenge
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2012)
Join more than 1,500 local, state, and federal public health leaders and invited guests at the 2012 Public Health Preparedness Summit in Anaheim, California. Sessions will address this year’s theme: “Regroup, Refocus, Refresh: Sustaining Preparedness in an Economic Crisis” including lessons learned from the response to the Joplin, MO tornado and future expectations for protecting the public health’s in the face of emerging infectious diseases and ongoing budget and workforce reductions. More »
President’s Budget Represents New Resources and Missed Opportunities for Public Health
Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2012)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) applauds the Obama Administration for funding important public health initiatives, but remains concerned about cuts to key programs that maintain the nation’s health and security. More »
Reduced Federal Funding for Emergency Preparedness Puts the Nation’s Communities at Risk
Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2011)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials commends Trust for America''s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for drawing attention to strained resources by releasing the ninth annual Ready or Not? report. This year''s edition underscores the negative impact that ongoing cuts to federal public health emergency preparedness have had on vital state and local programs that detect and respond to disease outbreaks, emergencies, and acts of terrorism. More »
More than Half of Local Health Departments Cut Services in First Half of 2011
Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2011)
According to the results of a new survey released by NACCHO, from July 2010 to June 2011, more than half (55 percent) of all local health departments reduced or eliminated at least one program, with services for mothers and children among the hardest hit. Other areas experiencing significant reductions included those designed to protect Americans and keep them safe, including emergency preparedness, immunizations, chronic disease screening, and personal health services such as home health care and mental health services. More »