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December 2011 Blog Posts (11)

2012 Annual Meeting Call for Abstract Now Open

The American Public Health Association is announcing the Call for Abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting to be held October 27-31 in San Francisco, CA. The theme is Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan.

We encourage abstracts in all areas of public health and are also interested in abstracts that focus on the Annual Meeting theme. All abstracts must be submitted online. An easy to use online form will walk you through the process step-by-step. The deadlines for submission…


Added by MAPP on December 16, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries makes information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives easier to find. The National Library of Medicine has worked together to develop pre-formulated search strategies for selected …


Added by MAPP on December 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

NNPHI Quality Improvement Award Program

As part of the new initiative, Strengthening the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI), the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) will provide health departments with $5,000 awards coupled with 15 hours of…


Added by MAPP on December 12, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

CMMI Health Care Innovation Challenge Resources

In the November 18 News from Washington, NACCHO highlighted the announcement of the…


Added by MAPP on December 7, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Accreditation Preparation Training Now Available

Following the launch of the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) accreditation program, NACCHO's Accreditation Preparation and Quality Improvement team is pleased to announce the availability of new trainings designed to assist local health departments (LHDs) in their accreditation preparation efforts. NACCHO staff are available to offer these in-person trainings, upon request, at…


Added by MAPP on December 7, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Expert Speakers Available for your Accreditation Meeting

NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of the Speakers Bureau of Accreditation Champions! This group of experienced speakers will be available to speak at meetings and conferences beginning February 1, 2012. By providing their unique perspectives and stories around preparing for accreditation, these speakers will give local health departments a peer perspective on the process and…


Added by MAPP on December 7, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Framing Adolescent and Young Adult Health through Healthy People 2020

Date and time: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:00-1:30pm EST

Panelist(s) Info:

  • Carter Blakey, Acting Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, DHHS;
  • Cherie D. Gray, M.A. (Moderator), Public Health Analyst, Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC;
  • Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco;
  • Trina Menden Anglin, M.D.,…

Added by MAPP on December 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Request for Applications: Innovative STD Prevention and Control Programs

NACCHO is currently seeking applications from local health departments to share stories, lessons learned, tools, and resources from experiences developing or adapting innovative STD prevention and control programs with community partners, which may include school-based health centers, pharmacies, faith organizations, and others.

The application deadline is December 19, 2011. Any…


Added by MAPP on December 6, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

NACCHO Public Health Photo Contest

To build on Public Health Thank You Day, NACCHO is launching a photo contest starting November 21 and ending December 21! Participate and promote the public health work you do by taking a creative picture of the public health logo that reflects public health in action.

Print the logo out and take a picture of it in an unexpected place. Or find the logo around the workplace and take a picture of it that says a thousand words. Be as creative as you can and submit as many photos as…


Added by MAPP on December 5, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

NACCHO Releases State-Level Analysis on LHD Job Losses and Program Cuts

NACCHO surveyed a sample of local health departments (LHDs) nationwide in the months of July and August 2011. This survey was the sixth in a series of nationally representative surveys designed to measure the impact of the economic recession on LHDs’ jobs, budgets, and programs. Survey findings demonstrate that LHDs continue to operate on leaner budgets, with reduced programs, and with fewer staff. These cuts undermine the ability of LHDs to effectively deliver public health services to…


Added by MAPP on December 5, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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