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
SHOW #COUNTYHEALTH IN ACTION
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).
JOIN OUR #COUNTYHEALTH TWITTER CHAT
@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
- What are your county’s most pressing public health/medical needs in addressing COVID-19 in your communities (PPE, hospital bed capacity, testing, etc.)?
- 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?
- What additional actions has your county implemented toward addressing COVID-19 in vulnerable populations (pregnant women, individuals experiencing homelessness, elderly populations, etc.)?
- What has been your county’s primary source of information regarding the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak?
- Are there local impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that are not receiving enough national attention?
- 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