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May 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Webinar Series: Health and Equity in Transportation

NEW! 2012 Webinar Series: Health and Equity in Transportation: Promising Methods and Modes to Improve Health Outcomes

APHA will host a free webinar series on critical health and equity issues within the transportation sector. These three, 60-minute APHA webinars will explore the ties between public health and:

  • Increased use of public transportation;
  • Reduced injuries, particularly for children and young drivers;
  • Reduced inequities from increased…

Added by MAPP on May 29, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Full Report of NACCHO's Job Losses and Program Cuts Survey Now Available

NACCHO surveyed local health departments (LHDs) nationwide in January and February 2012 to measure the impact of the economic recession on LHDs’ budgets, staff, and programs. Results of the study, the seventh in a series, show that many LHDs continue to struggle to serve their communities in the face of ongoing fiscal constraints.

During 2011, 57 percent of all LHDs reduced or eliminated services in at least one program area, a larger percentage than in any 12-month period…


Added by MAPP on May 25, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

BARHII Healthy Planning Guide

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) created the Healthy Planning guide. This guide is intended to help public health and planning departments collaborate on strategies to promote healthier communities. Each page links health risks to aspects of the built environment, policy recommendations, and action steps for public health and partners, outlining ways to ensure that neighborhoods are designed to support health equity and community well-being.

Find out…


Added by MAPP on May 24, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Strategic Planning in Local Health Departments: An Interactive Workshop

In conjunction with NACCHO Annual 2012 (NA12), NACCHO is offering a full-day interactive workshop on undertaking the strategic planning process. This workshop walks through the steps of a strategic planning process, highlighting the Public Health Accreditation Board requirements, offering instructional guidance, and providing opportunities for practical application. Participants will engage in interactive activities to practice key steps in the strategic planning process and will walk away…


Added by MAPP on May 22, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Health Equity Resource: State of the Health Equity Movement

The Disparity Reducing Advances Project (the DRA Project) has released the State of the Health Equity Movement 2011 Update, a set of three reports that provides a window to the health equity movement in the U.S. and demonstrates the growing trend of policy decisions, administrative actions, and community efforts seeking health equity, i.e., to provide all Americans with the opportunity to develop and maintain health through fair and just access to resources for health.

Part A:…


Added by MAPP on May 15, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Sign the Million Hearts Campaign Pledge for Public Health Officials

The Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts campaign has launched a new web page aimed at state, county, and local health officials. The page details steps that health officials at all levels can take to support the campaign's goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in five years. Sign the Million Hearts pledge.

Added by MAPP on May 11, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

Open Forum Meeting for Quality Improvement

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is pleased to invite you to their next Open Forum Meeting for Quality Improvement (QI) in Public Health. This is the 5th Open Forum hosted by NNPHI and it is scheduled to take place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Portland, OR on June 19-20, 2012. The…


Added by MAPP on May 8, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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