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February 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Survey Report: Healthy People and MAPP

NACCHO surveyed the participants of the MAPP Network regarding their use of MAPP and Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020). The survey, fielded from November 30 to December 30, 2011, was designed to describe the current MAPP activity of participants, assess their views of the impact of MAPP on community health assessment processes and health outcomes, and provide information regarding the use of HP 2020 within community health assessment activities.

Access the report on the MAPP…


Added by MAPP on February 28, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Webinar

We know that much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office—in our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program creates solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that affect health, such as education and income. Having health insurance and quality healthcare are important to our health, but we need leadership and action beyond healthcare.…


Added by MAPP on February 28, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Healthy People 2020: Injury and Violence

Motor vehicle crashes, homicide, domestic and school violence, child abuse and neglect, suicide, and unintentional drug poisonings continue to be public health concerns in the United States. Both unintentional injuries and those caused by acts of violence are among the top 15 killers for Americans of all ages. An individual's risk of injury and violence may be influenced by personal, social, economic, and environmental factors.…


Added by MAPP on February 22, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Let's Move! Video Challenge

The Let’s Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge invites faith-based, community, and other non-profit organizations working with children to create short videos (one to three minutes long) highlighting their participation in Let’s Move! and efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Participating organizations are encouraged to create videos that showcase programs…


Added by MAPP on February 17, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Injury and Violence

Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on February 22nd to learn how one organization is using a determinants of health approach to reduce injury and violence in the community.

This 30-minute session will provide an overview of the second of 12 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topics released by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The event will also highlight one program’s success at addressing injury…


Added by MAPP on February 17, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

Congress' Proposed Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund Jeopardize America's Health

Washington, D.C. (February 16, 2012) —The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) opposes Congress’ plans to cut $5 billion from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) to offset the costs of halting cuts to Medicare physician payments. This cut limits the Fund’s ability to reduce rising rates of chronic disease, which will only cost the nation more in the long run.

“We know there are difficult decisions to be made on the budget. But…


Added by MAPP on February 17, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Spring MAPP Training April 2-4 in Denver, Colorado

Monday, April 2, 2012 4:00pm-6:00pm MST

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:30am-5:00pm MST

Wednesday, April 4, 8:30am-2:00pm MST

Are you interested in improving your community’s health? Are you looking for practical ways to engage community partners? Join us at the spring MAPP training to learn how to take action steps toward a healthier community.  


MAPP is a community-owned strategic planning process informed by comprehensive assessments for improving the…


Added by MAPP on February 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Community Benefit Webinar: Linking Assessment to Planning

The Catholic Health Association is hosting a webinar on Community Benefit, "Setting Priorities: Linking Assessment to Planning," April 3, 2012 from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST.

Community health needs assessments often result in identification of a substantial number of service gaps and health care problems. Financial and other resource limitations demand that we set priorities among assessed community health needs in order to focus resources on where they will do the…


Added by MAPP on February 13, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

QI Contest: Submit Your Story of Measurable Improvement and Win QI Resources

To showcase the quality improvement (QI) work of local health departments (LHDs) and encourage peer information exchange, NACCHO has developed a database of…


Added by MAPP on February 13, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Funding Opportunity: Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve…


Added by MAPP on February 10, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Call for Proposals: Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health

Public Health Law Research (PHLR) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health. PHLR is equally interested in identifying and ameliorating laws and legal practices that unintentionally harm health. PHLR’s purpose is to answer important questions, such as: How does law influence health and health behavior? Which laws have the greatest…


Added by MAPP on February 10, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Apply for the Crumbine Award

The Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award is a prestigious award given annually to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to their communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage innovative programs and methods that reduce or eliminate the occurrence of foodborne…

Added by MAPP on February 10, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Webinar Recording: CADH's Health Equity Index

The Connecticut Association for Directors of Health (CADH) Health Equity Index project is a pioneering effort designed to support local public health departments by providing specific localized data that is meaningful to their communities. Its purpose is to improve health equity by targeting the community conditions that impact health.

The Health Equity Index project:

  • Aims to enhance the capacity of state and local health departments, in partnership with community…

Added by MAPP on February 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Building a QI Culture

Building a QI Culture: A Roadmap to QI

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 2:00-3:00pm EST, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) will host the next Agency & Systems Improvement Webinar, Building a QI Culture: A Roadmap to QI.

This presentation will provide a look at QI culture development from a variety of perspectives. Pooja Verma, from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO), will present the…


Added by MAPP on February 6, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Registration Now Open: Public Health Agency, Systems, & Community Health Improvement Training

Save the date! Public Health Agency, Systems, & Community Health Improvement Training

May 8-9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia

On behalf of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) partnership, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Training.

Join us for…


Added by MAPP on February 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

NACCHO Career Network

NACCHO recently launched the NACCHO Career Network. With its focus on local health departments and public health professions, NACCHOs Career Network is the premier online recruitments resource in the field. It offers employers, member and allied health professionals an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.

Access the NACCHO Career Network here:

Added by MAPP on February 3, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Registration Now Open: 2012 National Health Promotion Summit

The 2012 National Health Promotion Summit will be held April 10-11, 2012, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit will showcase health promotion activities that support the Affordable Care Act, Healthy People 2020, and other key prevention-related initiatives. Presentations will feature programs executed by various sectors that reflect a wide array of pressing national and global health issues.

The underlying theme of the Summit is collaboration and alignment…


Added by MAPP on February 1, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Health Equity Speaker Series

Addressing Equity in Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change for Obesity Prevention

Presenter: Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 3:00-4:30pm EST

Register here:…


Added by MAPP on February 1, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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