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March 2012 Blog Posts (8)

A Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Web Sites

More Americans are going online than ever before. According to a 2006 survey, 80 percent of Internet users have looked for health information on the Web.1 As a result, both public and private institutions are using the Internet to streamline the delivery of health information and connect people and services in exciting new ways.

Yet the transition to online health information and services poses a unique set of challenges for Web users with limited literacy skills or limited…


Added by MAPP on March 23, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Funding Opportunity: The Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program

The Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program

This funding opportunity is brought to you by the Food and Drug Administration.

"This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued to announce the availability of an estimated 12-15 cooperative agreements to be awarded under a Limited Competition for the Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program.

The purpose of the Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication,…


Added by MAPP on March 22, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

New NACCHO Resource: Profile-IQ

Do you need a few key statistics on local health departments? Are you looking for just the right piece of information to help with a proposal, report, or needs assessment? Then NACCHO’s Profile-IQ is the tool for you.


Profile-IQ is an easy to use online data query system. View up-to date statistics on local health department finance, workforce, and activities based on information collected by NACCHO’s 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study.…


Added by MAPP on March 21, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Engaging Your Governing Entity with Accreditation: New Training Videos

Is your agency thinking about pursuing PHAB accreditation? You probably know that the support of your governing entity (board of health, board of commissioners, etc) is crucial, but you may need resources to bring them up to speed on the importance of accreditation. NACCHO has developed a series of…


Added by MAPP on March 19, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Call for papers on Faith-Based Initiatives to Promote Health

Call for Papers

Social scientists and theologians have noted that churches and other faith-based organizations can have a considerable impact on society and its members. Over the past decade, government-sponsored faith-based initiatives have raised the profile of faith-based organizations as those that can provide services to disadvantaged individuals and communities. During this time, an increasing number of health scientists and public health practitioners have begun…


Added by MAPP on March 8, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Healthy Communities Action Team for Obesity Prevention Grants (Virginia)

Healthy Communities Action Team for Obesity Prevention Grants (Virginia)

Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

The overall goal of this funding is to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VFHY will fund Healthy Communities Action Teams providing infrastructure to build and sustain state and local capacity to implement promising practices and activities…


Added by MAPP on March 8, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Children’s Health & Wellness Grants

Children’s Health & Wellness Grants

Sponsor: Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation

The purpose of this funding is to provide direct support for children in the areas of health and wellness such as childhood disease research foundations, child safety organizations and organizations that serve children with special needs. Previous winners include Adoptions Together, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of CoxHealth, Mississippi Food Network, The Center for Grieving Children, and…


Added by MAPP on March 8, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Roadmaps to Health: Community Grants

The Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program (Community Grants) will support communities to implement policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that, as defined by the County Health Rankings, most strongly influence health outcomes in their community. These include: education; employment and income; family and social support; and community safety. Grantees will be organizations that participate in established coalitions or networks that…


Added by MAPP on March 2, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

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