• NACCHO Surveys Local Health Departments’ Capacity to Respond to Zika Infections in Pregnant Women

    Washington, DC, March 12, 2018 — A newly released study of local jurisdictions developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) discovered that while local health departments have responded diligently to Zika outbreaks in their communities and are heavily engaged in protecting maternal child health, there is room for improvement. Importantly, continued federal funding to support these efforts is vitally needed to safeguard the nation’s health. Congress has proposed eliminating the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), which provides funding to local jurisdictions through the CDC.