• Upcoming Continuity of Care webinar: Navigating Organizational Change for Breastfeeding Success

    Navigating Organizational Change for Breastfeeding Success Webinar, Thursday, March 14 at 2:00pm ET

    This webinar focuses on internal continuity of care to help create a breastfeeding ecosystem, and addresses the organizational systems change we need to implement a seamless lactation safety net within groups that serve parents and babies. Speakers will provide an overview of the greater continuum of care primary care practices and Patient Centered Medical Home models for breastfeeding, and explore examples of replicable models that can be used to improve breastfeeding rates within your organization.

    Continuing education for MDs, RNs, CHESs, IBCLC/CLCs, RDNs and CEUs available, To register, click here:
  • 2018 Election Recap: What Does It Mean for Public Health?

    As expected, the 2018 election results will bring great change to Congress in January 2019. But the impact of the changes in Washington have a ripple effect in local communities. Here is a rundown of what happened and what it means for public health.
  • Welcome to PIPL

    Hi all,

    Welcome to NACCHO's new Performance Improvement Peer Learning Network, or PIPL, as in “people”. PIPL is a virtual community for performance improvement practitioners, including people who work in the areas of accreditation preparation, quality improvement, performance management, CHA/CHIP, and health equity. 

    See below for FAQs about PIPL.

    Q: Will the MAPP Virtual Network still exist?
    A: The MAPP Network will now be part of PIPL. As the Performance Improvement team prepares new MAPP content this year, stay tuned for announcements about new MAPP modules through the PIPL Virtual Community, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of fellow PI practitioners and NACCHO staff.

    Q: Will the ACLC still exist?
    A: Yes. Accreditation coordinators from local health departments that have applied to PHAB are invited to join NACCHO’s Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community. This group provides a space for accreditation coordinators to network with peers, share effective practices and lessons learned, and participate in a virtual community. To learn more about the Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community, please contact

    Q: Why should I join?
    A: PIPL will allow members to:
    • Engage with fellow PI practitioners on performance improvement topics, 
    • Ask NACCHO staff questions about NACCHO tools, including Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) and the Quality Improvement Roadmap (QI Roadmap), and
    • Receive announcements and reminders about upcoming events, webinars, and new resources from NACCHO and partners.
  • GIS Opportunity

    Register for Virtual GIS Trainings for State and Local Health Departments

    This fall we are excited to offer two new webinar-based trainings focused on developing practical mapping, analysis and communication skills using ArcGIS Pro & ArcGIS Online. Each webinar will take place over the course of 6 working days (Tuesday-Tuesday), including a virtual training, Q&A session, and homework. For training objectives and logistics, please see the NACDD GIS webpage. Participants can sign up for one or two modules.  Registration is first-come, first-served and limited to 25 participants.


    If you are unsure about signing up for either, please contact Joshua Tootoo @ for a conversation about your skills and whether a workshop is right for you.


    Webinar 1: Tuesday, October 30 to Tuesday, November 2

    Introduction to ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online                                                REGISTER HERE

    For those with little or no GIS experience/skills. In this one-week intensive web-based GIS training course, we will discuss how to manage a map project and symbolize data in ArcGIS Pro. You will explore the ways ArcGIS Pro works with ArcGIS Online to assist map creation and sharing.


    Webinar 2: Tuesday November 27 to Tuesday December 4

    Understanding geographic access through proximity-based analyses      REGISTER HERE

    For those with at least an intermediate level of GIS experience/skills. In this module we will consider the concepts of access with respect to healthcare and resources. We will compare and contrast different techniques for measuring the ease at which healthcare and resources can be reached in space; and also apply methods that quantify geographic accessibility for populations of interest and communicate your results in a map.
  • House and Senate Move Forward on FY2019 Appropriations

    The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have started moving forward on their bills to provide FY2019 funding for CDC and other public health agencies.

    NACCHO has provided a summary of the cuts and increases in both the House and Senate bills.
  • NACCHO Supports Policies That Protect Families

    Washington, DC, June 20, 2018 — The National Association of County and City Health Officials, representing nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments across the county, strongly asserts that policies that separate children from their parents or guardians and house them in ways that are inadequate are adverse to the mental and physical health for both individuals and communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) studies have shown childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low-life potential, and early death, such experiences lead to important public health consequences for individuals of all ages: infants, children, and adults.
  • A Resource Center for Implementing CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action promotes the adoption of evidence-based interventions that can improve health and control costs related to six high-burden, high-cost health conditions — tobacco use, high blood pressure, inappropriate antibiotic use, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and type 2 diabetes. This Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) resource center, made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to advance implementation of CDC’s 6|18 Initiative by Medicaid, state and local health departments, and other payers and purchasers. It offers practical resources and state examples to guide stakeholders in spending smarter for healthier populations. Learn about state technical assistance activities for CDC’s 6|18 Initiative. New state technical assistance will launch in October 2018 — sign-up for updates.
  • NACCHO’s Kathleen Kelley Named a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Fellow

    NACCHO’s Kathleen Kelley Named a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Fellow

    —Cayucos, Calif. Native Is a Program Analyst on the HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Team—
    Washington, DC,  June 5, 2018 — The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments is pleased to announce that Kathleen Kelley has been selected as a 2018 Bloomberg Fellow with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

    Fellows receive a full scholarship to earn a Master of Public Health or Doctor of Public Health degree. The Bloomberg Fellows program represents an innovative way to train the next generation of public health leaders, as it requires not only a commitment to public health practice from the students, but also a commitment of collaboration from the organizations for which they already work.  Ms. Kelley has been accepted into the part-time MPH program focusing on risks to adolescent health.
  • NACCHO Applauds Senate Committee for Taking Action to Continue Key Public Health Preparedness Progra

    Washington, DC, May 23, 2018 — The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, applauds the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for approving legislation to reauthorize the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act. The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI), passed by the committee today, will provide needed stability for the nation’s emergency preparedness and response enterprise. Local health departments prepare communities for disasters, respond when emergencies occur, and lend support throughout the recovery
    process. NACCHO appreciates the committee’s focus on this legislation which is essential to the health security of our nation.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Reacts to the Santa Fe High School

    Washington, DC, May 22, 2018 — In a scene all-too-frequent in our schools, ten people were killed last Friday in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in southeastern Texas. From a young man who had just turned 17 and was preparing to celebrate with
    friends to a Pakistani exchange student working to build bridges between her host and native countries, we are reminded of the vast promise that is lost when children become victims of a shooter’s outrage.