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May 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Upcoming Webinar: Menthol in Tobacco Products -- What Local Health Departments Can Do

Tuesday, July 9: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tobacco companies add flavors to their products to mask the harsh taste of tobacco, making it easier for young people to start smoking. That’s why Congress banned the sale of flavored cigarettes in 2009. But Congress made one exception to the flavor ban, deferring action on the most popular of all flavors — menthol — and directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…


Added by MAPP on May 30, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

Funding Opportunity: National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (YVP-RC) cooperative agreement. The purpose of this jointly funded program is to serve as a national resource and training center to increase the effectiveness of youth violence prevention, prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral…


Added by MAPP on May 30, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Billing and Reimbursement for Diabetes Self-Management -- A Local Perspective

Monday, June 17: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Local health departments often provide Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T) classes in their communities, but many do not have reimbursement systems in place to bill for and sustain these important services. This NACCHO webinar will highlight the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program and show how billing for DSME/T was set up by Wilkes County…


Added by MAPP on May 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

The 2013 MAPP Connections document is here!

With the launch of public health department voluntary national accreditation in September 2011, many local jurisdictions are deciding which standards and improvement processes they should implement in their efforts to advance public health capacity and performance. This document explores the connections among several performance improvement processes and standards, including Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), the…


Added by MAPP on May 24, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Job Opening: Program Manager (Healthy Montgomery)

Healthy Montgomery Community Health Improvement Process

The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHi) provides leadership at the intersections of health by working across disciplines and sectors to develop, support, implement, and evaluate effective strategies to improve the public’s health. IPHi is the DC-Maryland- Virginia region’s officially recognized public health institute and a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), which has become a major…


Added by MAPP on May 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement

CDC Tribal Support, housed in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, is pleased to announce the availability of funds to strengthen and improve the infrastructure and performance of tribal public health agencies and tribal health systems through the provision of capacity building and quality improvement. Initiating tribal-specific programs will allow awardees to accelerate and expand the reach and health impact of tribal public health…


Added by MAPP on May 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two

CMS’s FOA (CMS-1C1-14-001) for round two health care innovation awards has posted. Applications are due August 15, 2013 with awardees being announced mid-January. CMI anticipates NOA’s by the end of February with an anticipated period of performance being April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2017.

Estimated total funding is $900,000.000 with an expected number of awards to be around 100. The intent of this initiative…


Added by MAPP on May 24, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Economic Evaluation for Public Health

Thursday, June 13, 2013

1:00-2:00pm EDT

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1:00-2:00pm EDT

These live webcasts from the Michigan Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic…


Added by MAPP on May 24, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

NPHPSP Version 3 -- Draft Copy

If you would like a draft copy of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) Assessment -- Version 3, please email Mary Kate Allee at The finalized version is not yet out to the public, but if your community needs it, you can reach out to Mary Kate for the draft.

Added by MAPP on May 22, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Beyond Cigarettes -- Federal Regulation of Other Tobacco Products

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

1:00 - 2:30pm EST


The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 granted the FDA the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco and any other tobacco products that the FDA "deems" to be within its authority. So far, the FDA…


Added by MAPP on May 10, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

USDA Webinar Series for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry

The Agricultural Marketing Service's Fruit and Vegetable Program invites you to take part in a series of free, interactive Webinars on our many programs and services. At each Webinar, you'll hear a presentation from a USDA expert on a specific topic, be introduced to our staff, and take part in an interactive question and answer session.…


Added by MAPP on May 10, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators -- Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be presenting the latest webinar in the series, “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? – Mental Health” on Thursday, May 23 at 12:00 PM EST.

Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects individuals in various life stages. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in…


Added by MAPP on May 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Getting from Here to There -- Sustaining and Scaling Community Health

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2:00 - 3:30pm EST


Are you looking for innovative solutions to support your Division of Community Health (DCH) efforts after the funding period? Has your DCH work included activities and initiatives that are potentially self-sustaining? Do you have partners who are committed to community…


Added by MAPP on May 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

NACCHO's Congressional Action Network -- Overview on Current CDC Funding

NACCHO staff on the Congressional Action Network recently hosted a webinar to talk about the latest details on funding for local health departments, the status of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and how you can take action.

If you would like to watch a recording of the webinar or simply read through the information presented,…


Added by MAPP on May 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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