Local Health Departments Reflect on the Impacts of PHEP Funding Cuts

This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/. As the nation mobilizes for a looming Zika threat, state and local health departments (LHDs) are losing the resources they need to effectively respond to Zika and…

Hurricane Preparedness Week: It Only Takes One

By Dr. Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, NACCHO President and Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County It only takes one storm to change your community. Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 15–21, is an opportunity to encourage preparedness on the part of individuals,…