New Report Reveals State of Local Vector Control Capacity in the U.S.

Released by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new report detailing findings from a 2020 National Vector Control Assessment reveals key insight into local mosquito and tick control capacity between 2017 and 2020.

This is also the first comprehensive analysis providing baseline measure of tick surveillance and control capacity at the local level, with results indicating that tick surveillance and control activities lagged behind mosquito-related activities at the time of the 2020 assessment. With the burden of tick-borne diseases increasing, urgent action may be needed to better understand the kind of obstacles local programs encounter around tick-related activities.

For a quick-hit summary of the report’s key findings, please click here.

The 2017 assessment findings have been used to inform CDC funding of state and local vector control programs, and to determine how NACCHO can best provide targeted guidance and training opportunities for local agencies. The 2020 assessment results may help inform the development of resources or support to help bolster local level vector control even further.

To get in touch with NACCHO about questions regarding the assessment, please reach out to vectorcontrol@naccho.org.