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September 2011 Blog Posts (18)

NHSC Corps Community Day

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is hosting the first Corps Community Day on October 13, 2011 as part of the 13th Annual National Primary Care week. NHSC will be conducting a variety of events and activities nationwide on this day in an effort to recruit committed health professionals to serve communities in need and to strengthen the public’s understanding of the importance of access to primary care.


In recognition of your outstanding work to increase access to…


Added by MAPP on September 28, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

NNPHI Resources for Accreditation & QI

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is excited to share the following resources - developed by public health practitioners - and publications related to accreditation and quality improvement (QI):  …


Added by MAPP on September 27, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

PHAB is Open for Business and NACCHO is Here to Help Interested LHDs

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has begun accepting applications from health departments pursuing voluntary national accreditation. PHAB's website, has been updated to include access to everything an agency needs to…


Added by MAPP on September 27, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments

The National Release of the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators

Will you be attending the 2011 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC? If yes, then join us as the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard K. Koh, calls on the nation to take action on this decade's high-priority health issues. The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators will be launched on October 31, 2011, at 10:30am EDT at the Washington Convention Center in Salon C.


The 25 indicators, organized under 12 topics, were selected from the set… Continue

Added by MAPP on September 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Take Action to Support Public Health Funding

On September 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its bill funding the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Departments for Fiscal Year 2012. Overall, the FY 2012 Labor-HHS-Education bill totals $158 billion and is $308 million BELOW the FY 2011 comparable funding level.

Information about specific programs is found below.

The Senate allocation taken from the Budget Control Act (BCA) cuts Labor-HHS-Education spending by approximately $11 billion.…


Added by MAPP on September 23, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2012 Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program (announcement number: HRSA-12-083). ORHP’s Outreach Program supports projects that demonstrate effective models of outreach and service delivery through collaboration, adoption of an evidence-based or promising practice model, demonstration of health outcomes, replicability and sustainability. Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach…


Added by MAPP on September 23, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

County Health Rankings Learning Institute -- Scholarships Available!

On October 30, 2011, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will be offering an internet-based Learning Institute on the County Health Rankings at the American Public Health Association conference. The purpose of this Learning Institute is to empower participants to improve the health of their communities through discussion with County Health Rankings authors and funders. They are offering scholarships to cover the $200 fee for this…


Added by MAPP on September 23, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Request for Applications: NACCHO's Model Practices Program

Your local health department (LHD) can be a winner. NACCHO will accept Model Practices applications Oct. 10 through Nov. 11. NACCHO’s Model Practices Program honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practices and shares these practices through the Model Practices Database. By submitting a practice, LHDs contribute to the overall improvement of public health through evidence-based practice methods.


  1. Be recognized for your LHD’s…

Added by MAPP on September 21, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

CDC Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors

State, local, and tribal health departments play an extremely important role in all-hazards emergency preparedness and response. Public health professionals within these departments should have immediate access to guidance and information that will assist them in rapidly establishing priorities and undertaking necessary actions during the response to an emergency or disaster. The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (EEHS)…


Added by MAPP on September 16, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

A Million Hearts: HHS Announces Initiative to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

On Sept. 13, 2011, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, joined by CDC Director Thomas Frieden, CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, and key business, nonprofit and government officials announced a new effort to fight heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.


The CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the…


Added by MAPP on September 16, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

NACCHO's Comments on CHNA Requirements for Tax-exempt Hospitals

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to respond to Notice 2011-52 by submitting the following comments regarding the implementation of Section 501(r)(3) requiring a hospital organization to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy to meet the needs identified through a CHNA.

NACCHO is the national organization representing the approximately 2,800 local health departments in… Continue

Added by MAPP on September 15, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

NACCHO Commends Launch of National Public Health Accreditation Program

Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2011)—The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) congratulates the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) today on its official launch of the first national public health accreditation program and encourages its members to become accredited for the important work they do to keep people safe and healthy.…


Added by MAPP on September 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

NACCHO Marks 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and Anthrax Tragedies; Celebrates Strides in Preparedness

Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2011)—A decade ago, the words “bioterrorism preparedness” were not yet part of the public’s vocabulary. But since the events of September 11, 2001 and subsequent anthrax attacks, we’ve learned to expect—and carefully plan for—the unexpected. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is proud of the role that its members, the nation’s 2,800 local health departments, have played to ensure that all American communities…


Added by MAPP on September 12, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Contagion Comes to a Theater Near You

Contagion is a fictitious drama following the progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the epidemic grows, CDC and the worldwide health community race to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus. In a recent letter from CDC Deputy Director Judy Monroe urged all members of the public health community to use this opportunity to provide accurate and potentially life-saving information to the public on how to prepare for a public health…


Added by MAPP on September 12, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments Study

NACCHO is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study. With 82 percent of LHDs having completed their surveys, the data collected by the Profile study are the most comprehensive and accurate source of information about LHD infrastructure and practice in the United States. This high response provides the information needed to update the picture of local public health.

Profile data is useful to practitioners and policymakers at…


Added by MAPP on September 12, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Illinois Public Health Institute's Partners in Action Conference

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce its 9th Partners in Action conference, now being conducted as an online event September 26 – 28, 2011.  This year’s conference focuses on the advancement of strategies for collaborative, multsectoral best practices for addressing state and local health priorities in Illinois.  Local and nationally recognized experts will present on topics including:


9/26) Setting the Stage:…


Added by MAPP on September 2, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

CDC's "Are You Prepared?" Video Contest

As you know, September is National Preparedness Month. This year CDC is hosting the "Are You Prepared?" video contest. CDC is asking individuals and groups (e.g., schools, hospitals, health departments) to show how they're prepared by filming a 60 second video that demonstrates the key message "Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be informed." Submissions will be accepted August 29 to September 30.


The winner will be announced on October 5 and have their video featured on the…


Added by MAPP on September 2, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

Preparing for Accreditation? View Examples of Documentation LHDs are using to Meet Standards and Measures

The PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 document (available online at…


Added by MAPP on September 2, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

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