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April 2012 Blog Posts (11)

New Module on Public Health Business Planning

Online Module: Feasibility Planning for Public Health Business Plans

Do you have an idea for a new revenue-generating program or a program for which you want to write a business plan? This module will take you through the process of creating a feasibility plan, a necessary step before writing a full business plan, to determine whether your idea is worth pursuing. This module will help you know what to consider when writing your feasibility plan and which sources will provide…


Added by MAPP on April 26, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Special Issue Devoted to Quality Improvement in Public Health Available Free Online!

The January/February 2012 edition of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice is a special issue entirely focused on the critical topic of quality improvement in public health.  (To access a FREE full text version of this edition, please click here.)  The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) is the leading public health practice journal providing peer-reviewed…


Added by MAPP on April 26, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

New NACCHO Resources for Strategic Planning

According to the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) glossary, a strategic plan sets the direction for the organization and, through a common understanding of the mission, vision, goals, and objectives, provides a template for all employees and stakeholders to make decisions that move the organization forward. The strategic plan document results from a deliberate decision-making process and defines where an organization is going.

NACCHO's 2010 National Profile of LHDs…


Added by MAPP on April 26, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Is Your Organization Leading the Leading Health Indicators?

Healthy People 2020 is looking for real stories from organizations that are working to make their goals a reality. If your organization is doing great work on specific…


Added by MAPP on April 18, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community

Accreditation coordinators from local health departments that have applied to PHAB are invited to join NACCHO’s Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community. This group provides a space for accreditation coordinators to network with peers, share effective practices and lessons learned, and find answers to their questions.

To learn more about the Accreditation Coordinators Learning Community, visit…


Added by MAPP on April 16, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

New RFA: Survive and Thrive Third Cohort Regional Centers

Survive and Thrive: Roadmap for New Local Health Officials is a learning opportunity designed to enhance the skills of new local health officials—the top executives at local health departments.

If you are a new local health official, it allows you the chance to engage with new and experienced colleagues to learn skills for the challenges and opportunities presented by your new role.

NACCHO's Survive and…


Added by MAPP on April 16, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

IOM Releases Report on Public Health Funding

On April 10, the Institute of Medicine issued a report entitled “For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future.” The report points out that Americans spent $8,086 per person on medical care in 2009 versus $251 in public health spending. The report recommends that the…


Added by MAPP on April 13, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by…


Added by MAPP on April 5, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity: Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform Policy

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enhance childhood obesity research by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional teams consisting of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., community representatives, public health practitioners or officials, educators) in order to identify research questions and hypotheses, design and implement the relevant research, and translate the research into evidence relevant to potential policy efforts in this…


Added by MAPP on April 5, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

The Picture of Health: A Data Design Challenge

Great design presentation can help bring complex health data to life. With an eye on improving the status quo, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) seeks to present data in new and inventive ways. To help promote broader understanding of the issues involved in fixing our health care system, CHCF today launches a competition — The Picture of Health: A Data Design Challenge.

Using data provided by CHCF and other sources, successful entrants will creatively explore how…


Added by MAPP on April 2, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Public Health Webinar Series: Streamline the Journey and Improve the Benefits of PHAB Accreditation

In an era of tight budgets and expanding demands, the mere thought of trying to meet the PHAB accreditation standards can seem overwhelming to many local health departments. Fortunately, the process can be streamlined and the benefits multiplied if leading-edge techniques and tools are used. In this presentation, Marlene ("Marni") Mason, one of the consultants who worked with PHAB on developing and refining the accreditation standards, will share encouraging news to organizations that are…


Added by MAPP on April 1, 2012 at 10:47pm — No Comments

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