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March 2013 Blog Posts (25)

New Resource for Local Health Officials: NACCHO Voice

NACCHO has launched NACCHO Voice, a blog for LHD leaders and staff. NACCHO Voice covers a wide range of topics, such as accreditation, emergency preparedness, and chronic disease prevention. Posts include tips and resources, stories from the field, and interviews with local public health experts. To receive notifications about new posts, click the “follow” button on the blog’s right sidebar. To visit NACCHO Voice,…

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Added by MAPP on March 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: HRSA Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service Programs

Please join us on April 25, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST for a webinar hosted by NACCHO and the HRSA Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service Programs. This webinar will cover the following topics:



• Provide an overview of all BCRS Programs including the National Health Service Corps and the NURSE Corps

• Explain Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)…

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Added by MAPP on March 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Applications due: Monday, April 29, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $8.012 million in funding for FY 2013 Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for adults in primary…

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Added by MAPP on March 26, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Excellence in State Public Health Law Program

Application deadline extended to Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Justice and Society Program, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has announced a new Excellence in State Public Health Law (ESPHL) program. The one-year ESPHL program will consist of up to eight teams of eight members each. Over the course of the year, each team will focus on exploring, identifying, and evaluating how law…

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Added by MAPP on March 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Reducing Sugary Drinks in Healthcare Facilities - Starting the Conversation

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

12:00-1:15pm Central

This webinar will introduce the Minnesota Healthy Beverages in Healthcare Toolkit, a new set of resources geared to support efforts to develop and build healthy beverages programs in Minnesota healthcare facilities. Participants will learn why growing numbers of hospitals are taking steps to reduce…

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Added by MAPP on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Tobacco Education for Oral Health Providers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2:00 - 3:30pm EST

The National Association of Community Health Centers and Break Free Alliance are providing a free webinar to assist oral health providers tackle the challenges of addressing smoking cessation with their patients. The webinar will feature presenter…

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Added by MAPP on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Apply for THE LHD OF THE YEAR Award!

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to introduce the new Local Health Department (LHD) of the Year Award. Local health departments are the local stewards of public health─ known for helping to ensure the safety of the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. This award recognizes and honors outstanding accomplishment of Local Health Departments across the country for their…

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Added by MAPP on March 25, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

CDC's "Understanding Evidence Tool"

Understanding Evidence  is a new, interactive web resource developed by CDC that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decision making process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence…

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Added by MAPP on March 25, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Grant Opportunity: "Promoting, Strengthening and Enhancing Disease Prevention by Collaboration with Targeted Stakeholders"

An amazing grant opportunity that achieves the following:

Working through targeted stakeholders, including WIC staff, coalitions, stakeholders and parents, the awardee will increase accurate information on social media and will educate WIC staff about vaccine recommendation and best practices. These activities will in the long term reduce barriers and lead to the reduction of morbidity and mortality from vaccine…

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Added by MAPP on March 25, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

The Vital, Emerging Role for Achieving Collective Impact

On March 28th at 1:00 PM Central Time, we will present a popular Webinar (Register here) on The Vital Emerging Role of Technology for Achieving Collective Impact.   Participants will also learn how to access valuable white papers, videos, data sources and other tools that simplify and…

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Added by Nathan Szejniuk on March 22, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Performing Better Together: Improving Through Peer Networking WEBINAR!

The next webinar in NACCHO’s Accreditation Preparation and Performance Improvement series will focus on the value of peer-networking. Many opportunities to learn from peers are available to LHD staff as they conduct community health planning initiatives, prepare for accreditation, or work to develop a culture of quality improvement, including state groups, national communities, and regional networks.

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Added by MAPP on March 21, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

The 6th Annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Training -- Now open for registration!

Registration for the sixth annual San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) summer training course for health impact assessment (HIA) is now open! 

What is Health Impact Assessment?

Health impact assessment (HIA) is most often defined as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to its…

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Added by MAPP on March 21, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

A Study on Governance in Large Nonprofit Health Systems

Nonprofit healthcare organizations are not exempt from good governance. In fact, more today than ever, the hospitals and health care systems of this country must have the discipline and commitment to organize their governance structures and practices to provide forward-thinking leadership and stand up to scrutiny from any type of evaluation and review. As we move from “sick care” organizations to “health care” organizations with accountability for the health of the…

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Added by MAPP on March 20, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Elementary School Grants Available from Active Schools Acceleration Project

On February 28, 2013, the Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) launched as one of the collaborating partners of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools. To support physical activity in school and accelerate the movement, ASAP is offering schools a new grant opportunity. Anyone who is interested in deploying a winning physical activity model in school, with a financial boost to get it going, should consider looking at ASAP. These grants are…

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Added by MAPP on March 20, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments

NACCHO's Resource Center for CHA and CHIP Plans/Tools

NACCHO has developed the Resource Center for Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) to support local communities in their community health improvement efforts and meeting relevant Public Health Accreditation Board Standards and Measures. This resource center is an online, publicly accessible venue that contains over 150 resources…

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Added by MAPP on March 19, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Grant Opportunities for Summer and Afterschool Meals in your Cities

With a $1.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has launched the second phase of CHAMP (Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool Meal Programs, which now also includes the summer nutrition programs).

Twenty city teams will be chosen to participate in one of two…

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Added by MAPP on March 14, 2013 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fellowship. Each PHAP associate is assigned to a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and works alongside public health professionals. After completing the program, PHAP graduates will be qualified for future jobs with government public health agencies and will be uniquely prepared to pursue an advanced degree in public…

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Added by MAPP on March 14, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Tips on Selecting Software for Community Health Assessments

When the time comes to select certain software to help you conduct your community health assessments, there are many things to keep in mind. There's a lot of software out there, and many can be extremely expensive. When looking at different features and making a decision on purchasing one,  here are a few things to keep in mind:

- How easy is it to add new indicators, especially important…

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Added by MAPP on March 14, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

"Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators" Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Many Americans live, learn, work, and play in neighborhoods that lack grocery stores, walkable streets, and other features necessary for promoting healthy eating and engaging in physical activity. In fact, most Americans do not eat a healthy diet and are not physically active at levels needed to maintain proper health. This has contributed to a dramatic increase in adult and childhood obesity, which is particularly troubling as obesity puts individuals at increased…

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Added by MAPP on March 14, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

NACCHO Funding Opportunity: The Winnable Battles Collaboration Project

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites local health departments (LHDs) to submit applications to participate in The Winnable Battles Collaboration Project. Applications are due Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

This project will foster collaboration between LHD maternal, child, and adolescent health and LHD chronic disease prevention staff,…

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Added by MAPP on March 5, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

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