On July 9–11, over 1,300 local public health professionals gathered in Orlando for the 2019 NACCHO Annual Conference. Attendees participated in dozens of insightful sharing sessions, learned from leading experts, and discovered solutions to improve local public health in their communities.
This year’s theme, “Improving the Nation’s Health through Public and Private Partnerships,” focused specifically on how local public health professionals can build strong, effective cross-disciplinary partnerships. Each general session held its own focus, however; all echoed the importance of developing effective partnerships, addressing the social determinants of health, improving health equity, and telling compelling stories.
Attendees connected with old friends and networked with new peers at several conference events including the President’s welcome reception, the Public Health Accreditation Board Health Department Learning Reception, and networking lunches. Guests also took part in the first-ever NACCHO Annual Golf Tournament.
Conference-goers and those who watched the livestreams of the general sessions were very active on Twitter. Tweeters used the conference hashtag, #NA19, which generated over 19 million impressions. Some of the top #NA19 influencers include Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, Surgeon General of the United States; Soledad O’Brien, Emmy-award winning journalist and Chief Executive Officer of Starfish Media Group; and Umair Shah, MD, MPH, Local Health Authority and Executive Director for Harris County Public Health (TX).
Read the full recap on NACCHO Voice.