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Award Applications - Deadline Extended to Friday, May 4!

LHD of the Year
2018 LHD of the Year Award

NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities.  Local health departments work daily to realize this vision through their broad mandate for disease prevention, health promotion and health protection. The Local Health Department (LHD) of the Year Award is intended to recognize outstanding work conducted by LHDs around the nation.  It is an opportunity to share the success of our colleagues, and celebrate their achievements in the national spotlight of our annual conference. 

The theme for the 2018 LHD of the Year Award is Chief Health Strategist. Through their leadership and service, the Chief Health Strategist unites community stakeholders and leverages resources to prevent death, disease, and disability; addresses emerging threats to health, security, and equity; and eliminates the social and structural injustices that result in health disparities.

Mo Mullet

Mo Mullet Lifetime Achievement Award
NACCHO’s Mo Mullet Lifetime of Service Award honors local health officials for noteworthy service that reflects Mullet’s commitment, vigor, and leadership. Mo Mullet was a NACCHO board member for three years, vice president for four years, and president from 1992 to 1994. During his career, Mullet achieved statewide and national recognition as a leader among local health officials and in the field of public health.

2018 National Advocate of the Year

To apply for this award, applicants must show documentation of their advocacy efforts. Many factors go into policymaking decisions. Successful advocacy does not necessarily mean Congress changed or implemented a policy, law or funding level based on recommendations. However, a successful advocate will develop a meaningful relationship with a lawmaker and their staff, and become a trusted messenger and resource in public health matters. Lawmakers are not experts in public health policy, and they rely on their staff and constituents like local health officials to educate them on policy and fiscal matters in order to craft legislation that keeps Americans healthy and safe. 

Faces of Local Public Health

The “Faces of Local Public Health” is a monthly profile series on the NACCHO website that highlights the achievements of active members. The posts will include a member’s brief biography, professional photo, and description of their success story. 

Eligibility: Open to all staff at local health departments that are active, dues-paying members. To check membership status, email membership@naccho.org. 

If you have any questions on the process, please contact membership@naccho.org and include "Faces of Local Public Health" in the subject line, or call 202-507-4250. 


Who's Who

Who's Who features committee and workgroup chairs as a way to recognize NACCHO's volunteer leaders.

Our April featured chair is Catherine M. Hewitt, MPH, CHES from the Lake County General Health District (Mentor, Ohio). 

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Listen Up

Did you know NACCHO launched a podcast series? Listen here. 

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Podcast Series features in-depth interviews with top public health officials.

The NACCHO Podcast Series

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