NACCHO Board Approves New and Updated Policy Statements

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors last week approved new and updated policy statements on a range of topics. The NACCHO policy statements inform and support NACCHO’s national advocacy for local health departments and programmatic work, as well as message to the general public stances on various issues and topics. The statements also support local communities in policy development, programs, and stakeholder education.

A new policy statement on Local Health Department Preparedness was approved which combines two previous statements on All Hazards Preparedness and Preparedness Planning. A number of updates to policy statements were also improved, ranging from health department accreditation, foundational public health services, and integration of services and supports for community health. NACCHO’s full suite of current policy statements are available here.