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November 2011 Blog Posts (11)

New Resource Center for Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans is Now Available

NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of the initial version of the Resource Center for Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs)! This Resource Center is an online and publicly accessible venue that contains the following to assist local health departments and their partners in planning, conducting and completing CHAs and CHIPs:

  • Practical, customizable…

Added by MAPP on November 28, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program

The FDA offers a two-year Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. Fellows will train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. Salaries are competitive, and travel funds are available to attend scientific meetings.


Preceptors and Coursework

The Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework…


Added by MAPP on November 18, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

Example Community Health Needs Assessment Report (ME)

Provisions of the Affordable Care Act require each non-profit hospital facility in the United States to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and adopt an implementation strategy to meet identified community health needs. In conducting the CHNA, non-profit hospitals are required to take into account input from persons who represent the broad interests of the community served, including those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health.




Added by MAPP on November 18, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Health Care Innovation Challenge Funding Opportunity Announcement

On November 14, HHS announced the Health Care Innovation Challenge initiative from the CMS Innovation Center. This initiative will award up to $1 billion in total grants to applicants who propose innovative models of service delivery/payment improvements that deliver better health, improved health care and lower costs through improved quality to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP.


Awards will recognize proposals that are innovative in workforce development and…


Added by MAPP on November 18, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

NACCHO Public Health Logo Video Now Available as PSA for Broadcast

NACCHO has turned the public health logo video into a two-minute public service announcement (PSA) to promote local health departments (LHDs) on television and cable. Raise awareness for your LHD and get the recognition you deserve. Ask your local broadcasters and government access channels to air this two-minute PSA of the public health logo video.


In 2010, NACCHO created this dynamic video to reinvigorate and strengthen the health department brand…


Added by MAPP on November 11, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators App Challenge

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT are challenging teams of developers and health professionals to co-design an application that will be used to help solve one or more of our nation’s high-priority health problems.


The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are the nation’s critical health priorities and are part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative.  The…


Added by MAPP on November 11, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

Capacity Building Assistance to Improve Health in Tribal Populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support is accepting applications for a new funding opportunity to assist capacity building to improve health in tribal populations.


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide financial assistance to National Tribal Organizations serving tribal health departments (or their equivalents) so these organizations can provide Capacity Building…


Added by MAPP on November 9, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

NACCHO's Chronic Disease Issue Brief

NACCHO’s Chronic Disease project works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and other national partners, to address chronic disease prevention issues.


The project engages local health departments (LHDs) and enhances their ability to expand evidence- and practice-based chronic disease prevention activities in their communities and to promote change at the policy, systems, and…


Added by MAPP on November 9, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

RWJF Supports 12 State and Local Efforts to Improve Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Supports 12 State and Local Efforts to Improve Health

Grantees Working with Community Partners to Address Impact of Employment, Education and Other Factors that Affect Health


Madison, WI and Princeton, NJ (November 9, 2011)—Twelve coalitions across the United States have been awarded Roadmaps to Health Community Grants of up to $200,000 by the Robert…


Added by MAPP on November 9, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

CMS Innovation Advisors Program

In the months and years to come, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will seek to introduce transformative models of care delivery across the nation that will meet the aim of reducing cost and improving quality for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP beneficiaries.


The Innovation Advisors Program is designed to support delivery system reform, strengthening the capacity for change by creating a network of experts in improving the delivery…


Added by MAPP on November 9, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

The National Release of the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators

On Monday, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh released the Leading Health Indicators from Healthy People 2020 at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.


Healthy People 2020 contains 42 topic areas with nearly 600 objectives (with others still evolving), which encompass 1,200 measures. A smaller set of…


Added by MAPP on November 2, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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