Programs across NACCHO conduct research on the work of local health departments across program areas. A sample of the newest research NACCHO has produced is below.
Rodent Control and Public Health: An Assessment of U.S. Local Rodent Control Programs
In 2015, NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study to understand the current capacity of local rodent control programs across the United States. They assessed nine local rodent control programs to identify best practices, challenges, and technical assistance needs. Overall nine case studies summarizing each agency's rodent control program have been published. This document presents an overview of the findings. Click here for the report.
Local Health Departments Discuss the Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Public Health Practice
This fact sheet highlights the findings from key informant interviews conducted with local health departments about including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in programs and services. Click here for the report.
The Role of Environmental Health Programs in Public Health Accreditation
Environmental public health is an important contributor to the accreditation process and many Public Health Accreditation Board standards and measures specifically involve environmental public health. NACCHO, in consultation with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, conducted a series of phone interviews as part of an assessment to learn about the steps local health departments take and types of environmental public health documentation used in their accreditation processes. Click here for the report.
Impact of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Funding on Local Public Health Capabilities, Capacity, and Response
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding for state, local, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, PHEP has provided billions of dollars to health departments across the United States to build and strengthen their ability to respond to public health threats. NACCHO developed this report to help illustrate the impact that the PHEP program has had on local health departments' ability to prepare for and respond to public health incidents. Click here for the report.
Benefits of National Accreditation for Local Health Departments
In April 2014, NACCHO conducted a survey of accredited local health departments. The objectives were to develop a preliminary list of benefits from pursuing and achieving accreditation to determine the technical assistance needs of accredited local health departments and to verify anecdotal information from the field. Click here for the report.