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Press Releases 2013

2013 Press Releases
NACCHO Mourns the Loss of Hawaii State Department of Health Director
Washington, DC (December 13, 2013)
NACCHO is saddened by the recent loss of Loretta 'Deliana' Fuddy, ACSW, MPH, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, who died tragically in a small plane crash on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Deliana's career in public health and health services spanned more than three decades. Prior to serving as the director of the Health Department, she was the Chief, Family Health Services Division. More »
Latest NACCHO Economic Survey Reveals Local Health Departments Still Recovering from Recession 
Washington, DC (September 11, 2013) 

The newest economic surveillance study conducted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) reveals that America's local health departments have lost 43,900 jobs through layoffs or attrition since 2008, and despite modest improvement, they are still struggling to recover from the country's economic recession, with 48 percent of survey respondents reporting reductions in, or elimination of, services in at least one program area and 27 percent reporting budget cuts in 2012. More »

NACCHO Supports Strong and Comprehensive Federal Menu Labeling Regulations
Washington, DC (September 4, 2013)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and local health departments across the country support efforts to address obesity through policy changes that improve nutrition and physical activity, and we urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize a strong and comprehensive federal menu labeling rule as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) as quickly as possible. Today a letter signed by NACCHO and 65 local health departments was delivered to the White House calling on the Obama Administration to finalize menu labeling regulations without delay.
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NACCHO Announces Local Health Department of the Year Awards
Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2013)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce the first Local Health Department of the Year Awards. Three winners representing different jurisdiction sizes: Crook County Public Health Department, Prineville, OR; Gaston County Health Department, Gastonia, NC; and Denver Public Health Department, Denver, CO were honored during the Grand Award Ceremony at the NACCHO Annual Conference in Dallas on Thursday, July 11. More »
Model Practice Award Given to 38 Outstanding Local Health Departments
Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2013)
As part of its 2013 annual conference,the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will honor 38 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 101 applications.
NACCHO Annual Features Insightful Keynotes on the Affordable Care Act and the Future of Federal Funding

Washington, DC (July 1, 2013)
Local health department leaders, public health partners, and invited guests will convene in Dallas at the
largest gathering of local health officials in the United States, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Conference. In plenary sessions, attendees will hear from national, regional, state and local health officials about the relationship between the Affordable Care Act and the work of local health departments, as well as the future of federal funding to support the nation's public health system. More»
NACCHO Announces 2013-14 Vice President and Board of Directors
Washington DC (June 14, 2013)

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is proud to announce the 2013-2014 election results for NACCHO Vice President and Board of Directors. Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, Health Officer for Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is the newly-elected Vice President. Below is a full list of members of NACCHO's Board. This esteemed group of public health leaders will commence their official responsibilities on July 1, 2012. More»

NACCHO Troubled by HHS Change For Prevention and Public Health Fund
Washington DC (April 15, 2013)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is concerned with the Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to divert funding for important public health initiatives to health care enrollment activities. More »
NACCHO Has a New President
Washington, DC (April 1, 2013)
Terry Allan, RS, MPH, Health Commissioner for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) in Northeast Ohio, became NACCHO’s new President on April 1. Former President John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, CPH vacated the position prior to the end of his term to accept an appointment from Washington Governor Jay Inslee to become the state’s Secretary of Health. Georgia F. Heise, DrPH, Director of the Three Rivers Health Department in Owenton, Kentucky also became NACCHO’s new President-elect on April 1. More »
Strengthening Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness: Lessons from the Aurora Shootings and Hurricane Sandy
Washington, DC (March 7, 2013)
Over 1,500 local, state, and federal public health leaders will attend the 2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 12-15. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness through Innovation, Integration, and Implementation.” Two prominent Summit sessions will focus on lessons learned from responses to the Aurora mass shooting and Hurricane Sandy. More »
NACCHO Commends Congress for Protecting the Public from Disease Outbreaks, Emergencies and Other Disasters
Washington, DC (March 4, 2013)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) commends Congress for reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). PAHPA’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness grants to state and local health departments are critical to ensuring that local health departments are able to prepare communities for disasters, respond if emergencies occur, and lend support throughout the recovery process. From labs identifying a new disease strain to distributing vaccines and drugs during a pandemic, local health departments depend on the programs authorized by PAHPA. More »
NACCHO Applauds 11 Public Health Departments Receiving New National Accreditation
Washington, DC (March 4, 2013)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) congratulates the first nine local and two state health departments that have received accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Each went through a rigorous assessment process to become accredited. More »
Sequester Puts the Health of Local Health Departments and All Americans at Risk
Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2013)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is disappointed that Congress and the White House could not come to a resolution on across-the-board cuts in federal discretionary spending. The resulting cuts to local and state health department services will put the health, education, safety, and security of all Americans at risk. More »

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