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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) was recently awarded funding for the National Organizations of State and Local Officials program. This is a three year cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The purpose of NACCHO’s project, Improving the Strategic Performance of Local Health Departments (LHDs) and their Partners to Address Health Inequities, is to provide training and technical assistance to promote…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
A person's ability to access health services has a profound effect on every aspect of his or her health. One in six Americans lacks medical insurance, and almost one in four has no regular primary care health provider. People without medical insurance are more likely to lack a usual source of medical care. They are more likely to skip routine medical care due to costs, increasing their risk for serious and disabling health conditions.
Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of people…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 25, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments
Public Health Reports(PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Applying Social Determinants of Health (SDH) to Public Health Practice. The editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge and illustrate how public health professionals can address SDH across a range of public health activities that promote health equity among populations most disproportionately impacted by infectious and/or chronic diseases.
Manuscripts addressing the following broad range…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 23, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments
On January 25, 2012 at 10:00am EST, the US Department of Health and Human Services will provide an overview of the first of 12 Leading Health Indicators released in a webinar, "Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?" The event will highlight the successes of an organization working to address access to health services for residents of Chicago's South Side.
Added by MAPP on January 20, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments
The Public Health Foundation has launched a national award program to promote use of quality improvement (QI) to influence positive outcomes in the CDC's Winnable Battles. The Future of Public Health Award is a unique opportunity for state, tribal,…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 20, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments
The deadline for Sharing Session Proposals has been extended to January 24th at 11:59pm EST.
“Navigating the Currents: Positioning Local Health Departments for the Future”
The NACCHO Annual Conference Workgroup seeks sharing session proposals for the NACCHO Annual 2012 Conference, set for July 11–13, in Los Angeles, CA. This year’s theme “Navigating the Currents: Positioning Local Health Departments for the Future” will showcase all the opportunities available to…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 18, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
NACCHO is hosting a teleconference for local health department senior leaders to discuss public health issues around the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The call will take place Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 1:00-2:00pm EST. Please mark your calendars and join us for the call.
Invitation and additional information to follow.
Added by MAPP on January 13, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training and development program that provides opportunities for promising future public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs. It is geared toward recent baccalaureate college graduates (BA/BS) who are beginning a career…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 11, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) is pleased to announce a new public health leadership opportunity available through a cooperative agreement with the Public Health Institute (PHI).
The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is an applied approach to leadership training. This approach brings together leaders from public health, healthcare, and community organizations to work…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 6, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments
NACCHO Annual 2012 is an opportunity to join a thousand of your colleagues for the year's largest gathering of local health officials in the United States. NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials.
NACCHO Annual 2012 will provide an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners from around the country to examine strategies, share ideas, and…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 4, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In December 2011 NACCHO published an issue brief describing the current state of community health assessment (CHA) activity across the country and encouraging continued and expanded collaboration among local health departments (LHDs), hospitals, and other partners.
Two recent developments have increased the interest in assessment activities. First, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 4, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments
On November 9, 2011, NACCHO hosted a webinar on the use of the Health Indicators Warehouse and Healthy People 2020 in community health assessment and improvement planning. The archived recording can be found on NACCHO's online Resource Center for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans.
This 90-minute webinar includes information on…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 4, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Trust for America’s Health’s “Ready or Not” report reveals preparedness gaps after a decade of progress
Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2011)– The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) commends Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for drawing attention to strained resources by releasing the ninth annual Ready or Not? report. This year’s edition underscores the negative impact that ongoing cuts to federal public health…Continue
Added by MAPP on January 3, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
APHA is excited to announce a policy contest for health departments, The Power of Policy: Innovation to Improve Health.
U.S. health departments at all levels of government (state, territorial, local, tribal,) are encouraged to submit a proposal for an innovative policy approach to a critical public health problem, with a focus on reducing health inequities and building policy capacity. Between five…
Added by MAPP on January 3, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments