NACCHO's Vector Control Program

NACCHO supports local health departments in protecting their communities from the bacterial and viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and other emerging vectors. Through development of new tools and resources, policy statements, Stories from the Field, and more, NACCHO helps local health departments increase their capacity to address existing and emerging issues related to vector control and integrated pest management.

NACCHO hosts conferences and workshops for local vector control professionals.

Managing Mosquitoes in Disaster Situations: Best Practices and Partnerships  

April 22-25, St. Augustine, Florida

The National Association of County and City Health Officials' workshop in April 2024 will help increase the collective capacity of programs in areas affected by 2022 Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. The theme for our workshop, Managing Mosquitoes in Disaster Situations: Best Practices and Partnerships, emphasizes the challenges and opportunities of managing mosquitoes in disaster situations, such as hurricanes, floods, or epidemics. It also focuses on the best practices and partnerships that can help vector control professionals like you to implement and maintain effective integrated vector management programs.

Who is invited?

Local vector control programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico affected by 2022 Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.

What will this workshop offer me?

The workshop will instruct low-resource, impacted jurisdictions on how to detect, prevent, prepare for, and respond to mosquito-borne diseases. You will learn the essentials of implementing and maintaining a surveillance program, key considerations for vector control both pre- and post-hurricane, and best practices for data use and risk communication. You will get to engage with colleagues and counterparts from across the region as well as with vector-borne disease experts from the state, federal, and industry levels.

Where is the workshop being held and for how long?

The workshop will be held at Anastasia Mosquito Control District's Disease Vector Education Center in St. Augustine, Florida. There will be hotels nearby and transportation to the facility will be provided.
Please note: April 22nd is considered a travel day for attendees. The workshop will run full day on April 23rd and 24th, and a half day on the 25th. 

How can I register?

General registration* is now OPEN for interested attendees. Please complete the registration form here.

*This form is for meeting registration purposes only. There is no fee to register. To apply for a travel scholarship, please see below.​​​​

Are travel scholarships available?

Complete your scholarship application at forms.office.com/r/QJTpiTF3kF. Space is limited.
Notices for scholarship awards, registration acceptance, and hotel information will be sent out after March 1, 2024.

Want to learn more about NACCHO's vector control work?

Visit the NACCHO website here.​​​​

Have questions about the workshop?

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to NACCHO's Vector Control Staff at vectorcontrol@naccho.org.