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January 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Save the Date! The 11th Annual Public Health Improvement Training: Advancing Performance in Agencies, Systems and Communities

April 23-24, 2013 | Atlanta, Georgia

Are you interested in learning more about any of the following performance improvement topics:

• Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation?

• National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS)?

• Quality improvement?…


Added by MAPP on January 17, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Community Health Needs Assessment -- a new online tool! is a free web-based platform designed to assist hospitals (with particular attention to critical access and other smaller facilities), non-profit organizations, state and local health departments, financial institutions, and other organizations seeking to better understand the needs and assets of their communities. This is a great tool to help collaborate and make measurable…


Added by MAPP on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Save the Date! Winter MAPP Training (DC Metro Area)


Are you interested in improving your community’s health? Are you looking for practical ways to engage community partners? Have you heard of Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)? Join us at the Winter MAPP Training to learn how to take action steps toward a healthier…


Added by MAPP on January 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Data Synthesis in Community Health Assessments (Examples from the Field!)

Conducting community health assessments (CHAs) is a way local health departments (LHDs) can assess the needs and wants of their communities. Through programs like MAPP, data synthesis has proven to be both efficient and effective in its structure. Bridging the gap between collecting data and putting those results into action is a process fostered by MAPP; we can learn from each other’s experiences.…


Added by MAPP on January 11, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit -- Introductory Webinar

Rural areas in the United States have higher rates of obesity than in urban areas. Since the makeup of rural areas is culturally, socially, economically and ethnically diverse, there is no one factor or set of factors responsible for rural obesity. Strategies to prevent and contain obesity must be customized to the needs of each community.

Join us on Tuesday, January 29 at 3 PM EST for a webinar hosted by the…


Added by MAPP on January 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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