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August 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Performance Measurement for Public Health Policy

American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) have worked collaboratively to develop a new tool to help health departments and their partners assess and improve the performance of their policy activities. While other performance measurement and evaluation guides exist, this is the first tool to focus explicitly on performance measurement for public health policy.



The first section of the tool gives a brief overview of the role of health…

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Added by MAPP on August 17, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Partners Release Report on Public Health Services Coordination

ASTHO and NACCHO, in collaboration with NORC at the University of Chicago, have released a study highlighting examples of how to coordinate public health services across federal agencies, state health agencies, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. This study, part of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative administered by CDC, focuses on nine states and describes how state and local health departments have developed structures and processes to facilitate…

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Added by MAPP on August 17, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Apply to be a NACCHO Model Practice!

Since 2003, NACCHO’s Model Practices Program has honored and recognized outstanding local public health practices and shared these practices through the Model Practices Database. Share what works by submitting a practice and contribute to the overall improvement of public health through evidence-based practice methods. NACCHO looks forward to receiving your applications.

Five reasons to apply for a Model Practices Award this year:

  1. Be recognized…
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Added by MAPP on August 16, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Upcoming NACCHO Webinar: Accreditation and Healthy People

NACCHO's next Accreditation Preparation and Performance Improvement Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th at 3:30pm ET. On this 90 minute webinar, presenters will discuss the connections between local health department accreditation preparation and Healthy People 2020 (HP2020).

The webinar will…

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Added by MAPP on August 14, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

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