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May 2011 Blog Posts (15)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

The NCCOR brings together four of the nation's leading research funders - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - to address the problem of childhood obesity in America. NCCOR will focus on efforts that have the potential to benefit children, teens and their families, and the communities in which they live. A special emphasis will be put on… Continue

Added by MAPP on May 27, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Healthy Weight Collaborative Call for Team Applications

The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) has embarked on a nationwide effort focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood and adult obesity. NICHQ is leading a consortium of organizations to establish Collaborate for Healthy Weight funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Collaborate for Healthy Weight's mission is to promote positive community, primary care, public health and…
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Added by MAPP on May 27, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

NACCHO Warns that Recent Cuts to Preparedness Funding Put Americans at Greater Risk

Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2011)—The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) thinks that recent cuts of $107 million in federal public health preparedness funding erodes capacity to protect people in communities nationwide.



For nearly 10 years following the terrorist and anthrax attacks in September 2001, our nation’s local health departments have used federal preparedness funding to lead and train people in businesses, schools, hospitals, and senior centers… Continue

Added by MAPP on May 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

CDC Identifies 10 Public Health Achievements of First Decade of 21st Century

The CDC has identified 10 major public health achievements of the first 10 years of the 21st century that include improvements in vaccine preventable and infectious diseases, reductions in deaths from certain chronic diseases, declines in deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes, and more.

 

Read the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from May 20th to learn…

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Added by MAPP on May 27, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

Research to Reality (R2R) Mentorship Program

The Research to Reality (R2R) Mentorship Program is a pilot program by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Communications and Education and the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

 

The purpose of the Program is to help build the capacity of cancer control practitioners to effectively navigate the complex, “real world” context in which evidence-based decision making occurs.…

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Added by MAPP on May 27, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

NACCHO Immunization Videos

A new NACCHO webpage gathers many videos addressing vaccination into one convenient place. Watch short videos covering immunization issues (including influenza, pertussis, and adolescent immunization) and personal stories about vaccine-preventable diseases. Videos range from humorous to serious and target a variety of ages.

 

http://www.naccho.org/topics/HPDP/immunization/izvideos.cfm

Added by MAPP on May 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

2010 Census Data Reveals New Trends in U.S. Demographics

The long awaited 2010 census data has finally been released.

 

A new webcast and slide presentation are available from DOT that highlight some of the emerging trends in U.S. demographics that may have significant impacts on public health and health equity in the coming years. Census Bureau Director, Dr. Robert Groves, shares findings on such changes as the growing Latino population, the aging of baby boomers, and movement of minority populations into suburban…

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Added by MAPP on May 26, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Upcoming NACCHO Webinar: Restructuring an LHD Based on PHAB Standards

Local health departments across the country are striving to improve their quality of service even while facing budget and staffing cuts. NACCHO's next webinar will feature the story of one such organization. "Making the Best of…

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Added by MAPP on May 24, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

New Report: Describing the Local Health Workforce

A new report is now available on NACCHO's Workforce Development and Training main page (http://www.naccho.org/topics/workforce/). This white paper describes the local public health workforce necessary to provide the services of a functional local health department and some of the occupations that exist in LHDs. This document is meant to be shared with a wide-variety of audiences, including the general public, elected…

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Added by MAPP on May 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

HHS Announces Winners of the myHealthyPeople App Challenge

"If you are an innovator, dreamer and want to change health care, now is best time to be alive," said Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), as he announced the winners of the…

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Added by MAPP on May 23, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Accreditation of Health Departments on its Way: Fall Launch Set

Accreditation of health departments on its way: Fall launch set

By Teddi Dineley Johnson

The Nation's Health

http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/41/4/1.1.full

 

A national program to…

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Added by MAPP on May 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Study Report Available: Local Public Health Workforce Staffing Benchmarks

This new report is available on NACCHO's Workforce Development and Training web page (http://www.naccho.org/topics/workforce/). It offers a blueprint for the development of staffing benchmarks for local health departments (LHDs). Two benchmarking applications are proposed in this report, as well as key research questions that will help refine LHD staffing benchmarks. This study was initiated by NACCHO in an effort to guide…

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Added by MAPP on May 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

NACCHO Warns that Recent Cuts to Prepardness Funding Put Americans at Greater Risk

NACCHO Warns that Recent Cuts to Preparedness Funding Put Americans at Greater Risk

Major reduction in emergency preparedness funding hobbles strides toward disaster readiness

 

Washington, DC (May 18, 2011)— The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) thinks that recent cuts of $107 million in federal public health preparedness funding erodes capacity to…

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Added by MAPP on May 23, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Community Transformation Grant Application Process Announced

The Department of Health and Human Services today announced the availability of $102 million in FY11 for Community Transformation Grants, funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

 

Community Transformation Grants will support prevention programs in up to 75 communities across the country. State and local government agencies, tribes and territories, and State or local non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. At least 20 percent of grant funds will be directed…

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Added by MAPP on May 23, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships (PARTNER)

PARTNER (Program to Analyze, Record and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships) is a open source, free tool for public health practitioners (www.partnertool.net). It is a social network analysis tool designed to measure and monitor collaboration among people/organizations. It demonstrates the progress and benefits of collaboration to funders and others involved.

Added by MAPP on May 6, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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