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In an 1879 Lancet article, the author discussed the use of the telephone to reduce the number of unnecessary doctor visits. In the 1950s the use of closed-circuit televisions was envisioned by many as the way that Americans would conduct psychiatric consultations in the not-too-distant future.

Telehealth: A Snapshot of County Practices

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Achievement Awards. The NACo Health Team would like to specifically recognize the winners in the category of health and, in doing so, highlight a sample of those awarded: 

Showcasing Health Achievements in Counties

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The Health of Our Communities: Addressing Homelessness in Counties

According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maternal mortality, or a pregnancy-related death, is a death “that occurs up to one year after a woman gives birth.” As it stands, the United States is the only developing county with rising rates of maternal death, with an increase from 13.3 to 22 maternal deaths per 100,000 live

Counties Leading the Charge Against Maternal Mortality

On May 30, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a two-week extension (S.1693) of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by voice vote, ensuring passage before the May 31 deadline. The House action follows the U.S. Senate passing the legislation on May 23.

National Flood Insurance Program extended two weeks through June 14

County Classifieds

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Upcoming Dates

12 Jul
2019 NACo Conference and Exposition
Date 07.12.2019 - 07.15.2019
12 Jul
NACo Annual Conference & Exposition
Date 07.12.2019 - 07.15.2019
3 Aug
County Commissioners Association of WV
Date 08.03.2019 - 08.05.2019

From the Director

26 March 2019
Another session of the WV Legislature has been completed, and WVACo found success this year in passi...
05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...