The NACo Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing brings together county leaders from across the nation to take action to address the ever-growing mental health crisis from the county government perspective.
NACo’s Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.
Under President Denise Winfrey’s leadership, NACo is elevating the county role in promoting Resiliency, Inclusion, Solvency and Empowerment. The theme’s exclamation point underscores the importance of telling county success stories in each of these areas.
Mental Health First Aid, a skills-based training administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges in their peers, friends and colleague
BRECC will serve coal communities seeking to revitalize and diversify their economies. BRECC will develop a knowledge-sharing community of practice, and its activities will connect coal communities across the nation, empower local leaders and provide capacity-building support to under-resourced communities.
The Familiar Faces Initiative empowers communities to share data and integrate care options between health and justice systems so they can intervene earlier, improve outcomes and reduce incarceration and hospitalization rates.
Counties not only play a pivotal role in building thriving communities for an estimated 16 million children ages birth to three across the United States, but also invest in core policies and services that help to shape early childhood systems.
The Economic Mobility Leadership Network (EMLN) is a NACo cohort of county leaders that facilitates and incubates county-specific discussion and problem-solving on issues of economic mobility and helps county leaders identify and assess their current barriers to mobility and share scalable and transferable programs across the country.
The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that will empower frontline county government professionals with the most fundamental leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.
The County Leadership Institute is a multi-day program hosted in Washington, D.C. by NACo and Cambridge Leadership Associates. CLI strives to build upon the leadership of elected and appointed county officials through thought-provoking education focused on the Adaptive Leadership Model.
NACo's AI Exploratory Committee covers emerging policies, practices and potential applications and consequences of Artificial Intelligence (AI), through the lens of county government governance, operations, constituent services, innovation, public trust, privacy, and security, and workforce productivity.
The NACo Resilient Counties Initiative builds leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and prepare counties to become more flexible and responsive to system shocks and stresses. It has a holistic approach to resilience, examining social and economic resilience, sustainability and disaster management.
Healthy Counties focuses on enhancing: public-private partnerships in local health delivery, access to, and coordination of, care for vulnerable populations in the community and community public health and behavioral health programs.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute released the ninth annual County Health Rankings on March 14, 2018. 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 Safety and Justice Challenge provides support to local leaders from across the country who are working to safely reduce overincarceration in jails, more effectively use taxpayer resources and protect public safety