Six Compelling Reasons to Include People with Disabilities at the Emergency Planning Table

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of public health. In a disaster, emergency preparedness becomes emergency response – evacuating individuals from flooded areas, distributing food and water to towns wrecked by a tornado, controlling the spread of a disease, or decontaminating areas after an attack.…

Fighting Rising STI Rates in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County (MD) is seeing a steady rise in sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates, primarily affecting the 15- to 24- year-old age group. To combat the high rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s (AACDOH) HIV/STD Prevention and Care…

Sexual Health “Up North”

Northern (Lower Peninsula) Michigan is where people in Michigan go “Up North.” It’s where they visit to go hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, beaching, tourist-ing, snowmobiling, and relaxing. It’s also home to around 640,000 year-round residents that are served by six local health departments which…

Utah County Health Department: Increasing Tobacco Cessation by Integrating CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers™ Campaign into an External Health Center with a Predominantly Low-Income and Spanish Speaking Population

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips from Former Smokers™ Campaign (Tips™) encourages tobacco users to quit by sharing the real‐life experiences of smokers. In 2017, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) partnered with the CDC to provide technical…