The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ annual conference kicked off to a great start this week in Hartford, Conn. New NACCHO President Lillian Shirley welcomed attendees and acknowledged that the meeting theme “Moving Public Health Forward in Challenging Times” wasn’t a concept new to public health. She noted that NACCHO made history offering 50 sharing sessions this year giving participants an opportunity to share successes and challenges of their work.
The opening featured a series of invigorating talks from Dr. Jewel Mullen, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and Todd Park, chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Afterwards, Shirley said attending this opening session was like “drinking from a fountain of inspiration.”
You can keep up with the latest information and updates by visiting NACCHO’s blog “Eye on Annual.” NewPublichealth.org is also providing coverage of the meeting’s events and sessions. Be sure to follow the conference on NACCHO’s Twitter feed or by following hashtag #NA11.