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Press Releases 2014


 
2014 Press Releases
 
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NACCHO and LHDs Applaud White House Initiative to Help Health Facilities Prepare for Climate Change
Washington, DC (December 15, 2014) 
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) was honored to be invited by the White House today to discuss its Sustainable and Climate Resilient Health Care Facilities Initiative. NACCHO and local health departments from across the country applaud the White House for leading this effort to ensure that people have access to the health care they need and for recognizing that climate change impacts health. More»
 
 
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NACCHO Supports Emergency Funding to Address Ebola in U.S. and Abroad
WASHINGTON, DC (November 12, 2014) —
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) strongly supports the President's emergency funding request to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa and strengthen the domestic response. Specifically, resources for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) are needed to improve Ebola readiness within state and local public health departments, because these agencies protect the public, calm anxiety, and identify potentially symptomatic Ebola patients. More»
 
 
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NACCHO Launches MRC Connect – the First Social Media Application for the Medical Reserve Corps
WASHINGTON, DC (October 16, 2014)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General and Rallyware, a San Francisco-based technology startup, have launched MRC Connect, the first social media application for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). MRC Connect enhances and simplifies information sharing about public health preparedness and emergency response best practices among 1,000 MRC unit coordinators across the United States and most U.S. territories.
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Revealing Report Shows Multiple Violations After Water Facility Inspections
Portland, Ore., (October 13, 2014)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Axiall Water Treatment Group, which is a part of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) released "Looking for Trouble—Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Health Inspectors," a report on commercial pool operations and inspections that highlights multiple violations in pool water safety. The report contains findings and recommendations from a 2014 comprehensive survey of aquatic health officals from across the United States and was released at the annual World Aquatic Health™Conference (WAHC) in Portland, Oregon. More»
 
 
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NACCHO Awards Local Health Department Innovation and Public Health Leadership
Atlanta (July 9, 2014)
As part of its 2014 Annual Conference, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) today honored the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of local health departments and public health leaders from across the country. Each of the winners demonstrated innovative ways to improve the health and safety outcomes of the communities they serve. NACCHO announced three awards –the Local Health Department of the Year, "Mo" Mullet Lifetime of Service, and Model Practices. More»

 

 
 
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NACCHO Annual Examines the Intersection of Policy, Innovation, and Science in a New Era of Public Health
Washington, DC (July 7, 2014)
Local health department leaders, public health partners, and invited guests will convene at the
largest gathering of local health officials in the United States, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Conference, on July 8-10th in Atlanta. NACCHO is the only national organization that holds meetings to specifically address the needs and concerns of local health departments. Attendees from all geographic regions of the nation will gather to share ideas and hear from national, regional, state, and local health officials about the future of public health practice. This year's annual meeting theme is "The New Era of Public Health: Science, Innovation, Policy." The sessions will provide an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions to sustain or reinvent their organizations in this new era. More»

 

 
 
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NACCHO Announces the 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is proud to announce the 2014-2015 election results for NACCHO officers and Board of Directors. Georgia F. Heise, DrPH, Director of the Three Rivers District Health Department in Owenton, KY will become NACCHO President. Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County will move into the role of President-Elect. Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Cambridge, MA will become NACCHO's newly elected Vice President. Terry Allan, RS, MPH, Health Commissioner for Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Northeast Ohio will serve as Immediate-Past President. The full NACCHO Board of Directors is listed below. This esteemed group of public health leaders will commence their official responsibilities on July 1, 2014. More»  
 
 
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NACCHO Commends EPA and Calls for Swift Action to Address Climate Change Impact on Public Health
Washington, DC (June 2, 2014)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) supports regulations announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that aim to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan is the first to place limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants and make strides to decrease carbon pollution, which scientists cite as a primary cause of dangerous climate change that impacts human health. Implementation of these regulations will also reduce pollutants that can cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, cancer, birth defects and premature death. More»

 

 
 
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Survey Finds Health Risk Violations in Public Water Facilities Nationwide

Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2014)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently completed a comprehensive survey of aquatic health officials across the United States on their protocols and experiences in inspecting the thousands of recreational water facilites. The study and final report, funded by the Accu-Tab™Chlorination System,which is a part of the Water Treatment Products business of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL), will be released in late summer. More »
 
 
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ePublic Health: The Future is Now
Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2014)
More than 800 representatives from public health, healthcare, private sector technology firms, and academia will share research findings, best practices, and resources to navigate a new era of health information exchange at the 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 29 to May 1, 2014. Public health informatics uses technology to protect and ensure the health of individuals and communities across the nation. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sponsoring the conference. More».
 
 
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Stronger Together: Aligning Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities to Protect Our Communities
Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2014)
Over 1,500 leaders from local, state, and federal public health and healthcare will attend the 2014 Preparedness Summit at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 1-4. This year's theme is "Stronger Together: Aligning Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities to Protect Our Communities." The keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, who will share insights from her latest book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital, a compelling account of her landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Prominent Summit sessions will focus on the long-term effects of mass casualty events, such as Super Storm Sandy and the Oklahoma City and Boston Marathon bombings. More »
 
 
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NACCHO Applauds CVS Caremark's Decision to Pull Tobacco Products from Shelves
Washington, DC (February 5, 2014)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) applauds the bold action by CVS Caremark to end the sale of all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores throughout the United States. More »
 
 
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NACCHO and the Office of the Surgeon General Enhance Volunteer Local Public Health Initiatives
WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 16, 2014)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General, has selected 29 volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units to receive MRC Challenge Awards, totaling nearly $600,000. The awards support MRC units to develop new projects and programs that can be replicated on a national level in one of four focus areas: chronic disease prevention, community resilience, mental and emotional well-being, and partners for empowered communities. More»
 

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