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NACCHO Releases 2019 Profile Study Results

Friday, August 7, 2020  
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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is excited to announce the release of our 2019 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Findings show that LHDs experienced a loss of 21% of their workforce capacity over the past decade, hindering a timely and robust local public health response to COVID-19. In addition, budget shortages have affected LHD emergency preparedness and response programs. In 2019, more than 80% of LHDs experienced either a decreased or stagnant preparedness budget compared to the previous fiscal year. The prolonged lack of financial and human resources allocated to bolstering LHD emergency preparedness work has posed a challenge during the pandemic. Check out https://www.naccho.org/profile to view the full report.