Special Event

County Health Day

Apr. 16, 2020 , 8:00 am
Contact Kirsty Fontaine (202) 942-4236

Mark your calendars for County Health Day on Thursday, April 16. County Health Day is an opportunity for counties to engage with each other through social media on health-related topics. This year, NACo will highlight county solutions and novel approaches to the COVID-19 outbreak.

How to Participate


Throughout the day, share relevant links, photos, program descriptions and stories that capture the impact of and response to COVID-19 in your communities. Inspire and connect with other county leaders on Twitter and Facebook using our County Health Day hashtag (#CountyHealth).


@NACoTweets will hold a Twitter chat on April 16 at 1 PM ET to engage counties in how they are building healthy communities. This dynamic discussion will emphasize the county role in emergency management and preparedness and public health response. We encourage cross-sector discussion of the challenges and best practices associated with addressing an infectious outbreak at the local level.

Participation is easy! @NACoTweets will guide the discussion around a series of questions labeled Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. Respond to the questions using the hashtag (#CountyHealth) and the corresponding A1, A2, A3, etc. for each answer.

Twitter Chat Questions

  1. What are your county’s most pressing public health/medical needs in addressing COVID-19 in your communities (PPE, hospital bed capacity, testing, etc.)?
  2. What strategies has your county put in place to address the needs of the emergency response, medical and public health workforce in tackling COVID-19?
  3. What additional actions has your county implemented toward addressing COVID-19 in vulnerable populations (pregnant women, individuals experiencing homelessness, elderly populations, etc.)?
  4. What has been your county’s primary source of information regarding the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak?
  5. Are there local impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that are not receiving enough national attention?                                                                                                                                   
  6. With everything going on around us, sharing good news is more important than ever. Who are the unlikely heroes that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic in your communities? #CountyHealth


April 16, 2020

Twitter Chat: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Support our Efforts

During this critical time, NACo is focused on disseminating useful information, facilitating the exchange of effective strategies and highlighting best practices to assist counties in protecting the health of their residents.

Please consider sharing your county’s response strategies by completing this very short 5-minute survey.


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