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April 2011 Blog Posts (19)

For the Public's Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability

To inform the public health community and all other sectors that contribute to population health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation commissioned the IOM to examine three major topics that influence the health of the public-measurement, laws, and funding. In this, the first of three reports, the IOM reviews current approaches for measuring the health of individuals and communities and suggests changes in the processes, tools, and approaches used to gather information about health outcomes…


Added by MAPP on April 29, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

"I'm Your Community Guide" Contest - Deadline Now June 10th!

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) announced that the deadline to enter the I'm Your Community Guide Contest has been extended to June 10, 2011. This contest provides an opportunity for organizations using evidence-based recommendations from the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) to share how they are doing so for a chance to win a $1,000 public health conference scholarship.


Have you used the Guide to Community Preventive…


Added by MAPP on April 29, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Management Academy On-the-Road

From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Management Academy helps public health leaders and community partners develop business plans together.

A collaboration of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, MAPH draws praise every year from its participants for being practical, solution-specific and skill-building.

UNC Management Academy is taking their program on-the-road! They'll come to you for one intensive opening…


Added by MAPP on April 29, 2011 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Upcoming Webinar: "Blueprint Toolkit: Where Volunteers and Hospitals Meet"

NACCHO's Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Program is a network of local health departments that exist to serve the public health community, developing resources and training on topics such as: 

  • Biosurveillance;
  • Vulnerable populations;
  • Risk communication;
  • Countermeasure distribution; and
  • Workforce development.…


Added by MAPP on April 25, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

NACCHO 2011 Annual Conference Newsletter

The NACCHO Annual 2011 Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program details the conference schedule, the sharing sessions, and the facilities utilized for the meeting. To view the program click…


Added by MAPP on April 22, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

ASPH Invites Public Health Alumni to Submit Career Information

ASPH and an advisory group from Schools of Public Health are developing a web-based tool to help current and prospective students see the diverse world of public health careers open to graduates of Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools of public health. This application will allow individuals to search an interactive database of public health positions using a number of search criteria.


Users will be able to find job profiles in a database through…


Added by MAPP on April 22, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) Call for Proposals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to expand the evidence base for effective public health policy and practice through investment in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). PHSSR examines the organization, financing and delivery of public health services within a community and determines the links between the quality and performance of the public health system and population health outcomes.


Awards will fund projects in the priority…


Added by MAPP on April 22, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Highlighting Public Health's Contribution to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Level Webinar

"Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

You are invited to participate in the second session of the webinar series showcasing violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. The session will emphasize how state and local health departments…


Added by MAPP on April 18, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Upcoming NACCHO Webinar: The Road to Accreditation: Using QI to Achieve Standards

The Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) national accreditation program will launch this fall. Local health departments (LHDs) across the county are preparing to apply for voluntary national accreditation, in part by using quality improvement (QI) and quality planning (QP) processes within their agencies.


NACCHO's next webinar, the 17th in its Accreditation Preparation & Quality Improvement series, is entitled…


Added by MAPP on April 18, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

NACCHO Opposed Elimination of Prevention and Public Health Fund

In order to support the nation's public health system and reduce rising health care treatment costs, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on April 12, expressing deep concern with H.R. 1217, a bill to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and urging members of Congress to oppose any efforts to eliminate it.…


Added by MAPP on April 15, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

APHA Midyear Meeting: Implementing Health Reform - A Public Health Approach

Today (Friday, April 15th) marks the end to the Early-Bird Registration for the APHA Midyear Meeting, Implementing Health Reform — A Public Health Approach. This pivotal conference will chart the next steps for advancing prevention and wellness, and improving the health of our communities. Don't wait, register online…


Added by MAPP on April 15, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

Upcoming Event: Public Health Informatics Conference

The upsurge of information technology creates interesting opportunities and needs for LHDs. Recent investments in information technology may impact LHD systems and practices important to accreditation. The 2011 Public Health Informatics Conference will allow LHDs to examine how new electronic data systems and health information exchange will impact their futures.




Added by MAPP on April 11, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity: Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH)

A new Community Grants program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) called Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) will help spark action in communities to address the many factors that influence health. As the County Health… Continue

Added by MAPP on April 11, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program

ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program

In recognition of a career dedicated to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable populations, ASPH, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), established a fellowship in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, former Dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program provides international training opportunities for recent…


Added by MAPP on April 8, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Pinellas Indicators Website

Pinellas County, on Florida’s West Coast, is a 280-square mile peninsula bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. The Health and Human Services Coordinating Council for Pinellas County works with funders and providers across the community to develop a human service system for citizens that provides seamless, high-quality care based on the best use of available resources.


The Council has developed a community information system (…


Added by MAPP on April 8, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

CDC's Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Community Guide is a resource for evidence-based Task Force recommendations and findings about what works to improve public health.

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and…


Added by MAPP on April 8, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

Accreditation Preparation: CHA and CHIP Prerequisites Demonstration Project

NACCHO will open the application process in mid-April 2011 to support 12 local health department (LHD) demonstration sites to engage in a robust community health improvement process that yields two of the three accreditation prerequisites: a community health assessment (CHA) and a community health improvement plan (CHIP). NACCHO is pleased to offer this opportunity with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.




Added by MAPP on April 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Call for NACCHO Annual 2011 Poster Showcase Proposals

Submit your poster proposal for an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with peers at 2011's largest gathering of local health officials…


Added by MAPP on April 1, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

One D Regional Scorecard: Assessing the Health of Southeast Michigan

The purpose of the Regional Scorecard is to provide a comprehensive look at the status of the Southeast region of Michigan through key indicators that align with the five priority areas of One D: Economic Prosperity, Educational Preparedness, Quality of Life, Social Equity and Regional Transit. The Scorecard monitors Southeast Michigan’s performance in over 120 outcome-based indicators.

Through the Scorecard, One…


Added by MAPP on April 1, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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