National Association of County and City Health Officials

The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is a dedicated source for cutting-edge, skill building, professional resources and programs that seek health equity and support effective local public health practice and systems.

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It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Accreditation / Essential Services: The NACCHO website has numerous resources that focus on accreditation, as well as community health assessments/community health improvement plans.
  • Background / History: NACCHO is a unified organization of 2,800 local health departments that represents all governmental local health departments, including counties, cities, city/counties, districts, tribes, townships, and tribal public health agencies serving tribal communities on reservation lands.
  • Environmental Issues: NACCHO has developed an environmental public health tracking toolkit to help communities promote and advance public health objectives.
  • Governance: NACCHO provides information on its website to help local health department leaders and staff better understand exactly how changes in the public health and health care environment will impact them and their work by providing one-stop for education, information, peer support and general resources that will assist in navigating the challenging waters of health care reform.
  • Preparedness / Emergency Response: NACCHO’s preparedness work focuses on activities related to both practice and policy by creating new tools and improving existing ones to help local health departments enhance their readiness to respond to public health emergencies and other disasters.
  • Quality Improvement: NACCHO has developed and made available several resources for health departments engaging in quality improvement. The direct link to that section of their website is:
  • Research and Evaluation: NACCHO conducts national surveys and gathers profile data on local health departments to investigate relevant public health infrastructure and practice topics.