Programs & Projects
Basic pageAll matters pertaining to public health and healthy communities, including disease and injury prevention and health promotion, health disparities reduction, financing delivering health care.
Basic pageIn May 2015, NACo and partners at the CSG Justice Center and APA Foundation launched Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.
Basic pageThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute released the seventh annual County Health Rankings on March 16, 2016. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provides counties with an annual check-up of their health.
Basic pageCities and counties selected to participate in the Challenge must have strong cross-sector teams focused on public health issues that reflect community priorities. Challenge participants that demonstrate measurable results are eligible to win up to $500,000.
NACo’s Healthy Counties Initiative aims to enhance public/private partnerships in local health delivery, improve individual and community health, and assist counties to effectively implement federal health reform.
The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provides counties with an annual check-up of their health. The Rankings provide local-level data that shows how people from one county to another rank on a range of factors that determine health to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work and play.
The Stepping Up Initiative, a joint intiative between NACo, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, helps advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails.