On June 25, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (P.L. 117-159), the first major gun reform legislation in decades. The bill makes critical changes to the process for acquiring a firearm and includes funding opportunities to assist in identifying and addressing mental health, and makes key investments in strengthening school safety.
On June 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems, a new, flexible funding opportunity that will provide nearly $4 billion over five years to improve critical public health infrastructure to health departments across the country.
County leaders are working across different sectors to coordinate programs and services that impact the well-being of communities, especially when it comes to the strong connection between the environment and public health.
On June 18, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years old, following a recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
To better inform our understanding of the county role in administering Medicaid services and how counties can strengthen coordination between the Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the National Association of Counties (NACo) invites county health and human services officials to complete two research surveys.
The NACo Annual Conference is the largest meeting of county elected and appointed officials from across the country. Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo's federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.
The COVID-19 Recovery Clearinghouse features timely resources for counties, including allocation estimations, examples of county programs using federal coronavirus relief funds, the latest news and more.