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November 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Working Across Sectors for Healthy Food Policy: Promising Health in All Policies Approaches Webinar

Thursday, December 5th from 2:00 -- 3:30pm EST 

Food choices are often shaped by policies that originate outside the health sector and require significant cross-sectoral collaboration. The purpose of this webinar is to highlight how health departments working in partnership with other sectors, such as agriculture, education and transportation, can create healthier food policy and programs.  The speakers will…

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Added by MAPP on November 22, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

NACCHO Core Competencies Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, December 3rd from 3:00 -- 4:00pm EST

Through an interactive online “town hall” meeting led by representatives from NACCHO and the Public Health Foundation, NACCHO members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Core Competencies for Public Health…

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Added by MAPP on November 22, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

November 22 Webinar – USDA Broadband Programs for Safety Net Providers

Join the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Friday, November 22, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST for a Webinar on how the USDA Rural Development Utilities Programs is expanding rural technologies to help establish services such as distance learning and telemedicine. Presenters will provide an overview of the USDA programs available to support telecommunications and broadband infrastructure development and improvement, as well as…

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Added by MAPP on November 22, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

NACCHO Annual 2014 Call for Sharing Session Abstracts!

NACCHO Annual 2014 Theme and Session Tracks Announced

"The New Era of Public Health: Science, Innovation, and Policy"

The NACCHO Annual Conference Workgroup seeks sharing session abstracts for the NACCHO Annual 2014 Conference, set for July 9–11, in Atlanta. This year's theme"The New Era of Public Health: Science, Innovation, and Policy" will…

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Added by MAPP on November 22, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

University of Kentucky Models of Collaboration

The University of Kentucky has a new study to identify, compare and contrast exceptional models of collaboration. The Executive Summary can be found HERE. They are seeking nominations for “outstanding partnership focused on improving community health.” If there is a partnership that you would like to nominate, the nomination form can be found…

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Added by MAPP on November 18, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Community Health Assessment (CHA) Report by CDC

Effective planning and decision-making for improving the health of a community requires good information about current health status and factors that will influence that health status. This document identifies the metrics -- the population health outcomes and important risk and protective factors -- that, when taken together, can describe the health of a community and drive action. Selection of these metrics reflects the weight of professional and academic judgment…

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Added by MAPP on November 18, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

RFA For Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

NACCHO seeks to advance the practice of HIA among local health departments. Through support from the CDC, two to three selected awardees will be provided technical assistance and funding to complete an HIA related to a transportation, land use, or housing project, plan, or proposal. The project period will be from January to June 2014.

An informational call will be held Tuesday, November 19th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET.…

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Added by MAPP on November 11, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

2014 Active Living Research (ALR) Annual Conference

Active Living Research is hosting its 11th annual conference in San Diego, March 9—12, 2014. The theme of the 2014 conference, Niche to Norm, recognizes the importance of advancing active living from an emerging research field with limited results and impact to well-accepted findings that regularly guide decision-making across sectors to create more active communities. The ALR conference is an opportunity to hear the latest evidence on policy…

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Added by MAPP on November 11, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Measuring a Life Course Approach to MCH: The AMCHP Life Course Metrics Project and Final Set of Indicators

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2:00 - 3:00pm EST

In October 2013, AMCHP released a final set of life course indicators as the culminating product of a year-long effort to identify and promote standardized indicators to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health (MCH). A National Expert Panel guided this work, and the selection of the…

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New Resources and Publications!

Managing Change and Leading Through Transitions: A Guide for Community And Public Health Practitioners

This guide was developed by JoEllen Vrazel and Community Initiatives to bridge the gap in offering specific information and assistance related to addressing change and sustaining community-level efforts, and providing an introductory resource on the topics for practitioners to draw from. This resource will…

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Added by MAPP on November 1, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Call for Nominations: Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships Study

With grants from a coalition including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and with NACCHO's support, an interdisciplinary team at the University of Kentucky is recruiting state and local health departments to participate in a new study designed to "Identify, compare, and contrast exceptional models of collaborative partnerships involving public health departments, hospitals, and other stakeholders committed to improving community health." For more information,…

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Added by MAPP on November 1, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Annual Meeting of Multistate Research Project NC1196

The annual meeting of Multistate Research Project NC1196, Food Systems, Health, and Well-Being – Understanding Complex Relationships and Dynamics of Change, will be held on November 14-15, 2013 at the Q Hotel in Kansas City, MO. …

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Added by MAPP on November 1, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

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