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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

Now Available: New Funding Opportunity for Local Health Department Accreditation Preparation Support

With funding from the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, & Territorial Support, NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The 2013–2014 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) awards are intended to stimulate quality improvement and promote LHD readiness to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health…

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Added by MAPP on October 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Press Release: Accreditation to be Spotlighted at APHA's Annual Meeting in Boston

Accreditation will be a key topic at APHA this year, presented by PHAB (Public Health Accreditation Board). To read more of the press release outlining PHAB's presenece at APHA this year, CLICK HERE

Added by MAPP on October 28, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Call for Abstracts -- The 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) present the 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta, GA- April 29-May 1, 2014. This year’s conference will feature town hall meetings, informatics workshops/tutorials, and many opportunities for networking with health sector colleagues from the tribal, local, state, national, private, and international levels.…

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Added by MAPP on October 25, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

New NACCHO Resource Page Added: Health Impact Assessments (HIAs)

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is defined by the National Research Council as "a systematic process that uses an array of data sources and analytic methods and considers…

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Added by MAPP on October 25, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Save the Date: Network Leadership Training Academy 2014

Network LeadershipTraining Academy

Build, Manage, and Evaluate Effective Networks

May 19-21, 2014

A three-day workshop to learn how to address the challenges of building, managing, and evaluating effective interorganizational networks.

To receive updates,…

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Added by MAPP on October 25, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments

"A Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together" Resource!

“A Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together” is a new interactive, web-based tool created by Duke’s Department of Community and family Medicine, the CDC and the de Beaumont Foundation which navigates users through the states of integrated population health improvement and offers helpful resources along the way. 

For more information,…

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Added by MAPP on October 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

2014 Call for Applications for the NLAPH

What is the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health?

Today’s context for public health leadership is complex, rapidly evolving, and calls for new approaches to the development of leaders for today and the future. The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is an innovative approach to leadership development…

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Added by MAPP on October 22, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

NACCHO's Workforce Resource Center

NACCHO’s Workforce Resource Center serves as a new hub for local health departments to access information and tools on topics relevant to the development of a more competent workforce, including: workforce-oriented accreditation prerequisites, certifications and competencies for public health practitioners, and NACCHO’s workforce policy statements and publications.

Visit the Workforce Resource Center at…

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Added by MAPP on October 11, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Help Improve the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Provide feedback on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and help shape the future of the public health workforce. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is currently…

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Added by MAPP on October 9, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

National Public Health Performance Standards VERSION 3 Out Now!

The National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) Version 3 guides are now out and ready to be used! Use the various tools and documents to conduct your Local Public Health Status Assessment (LPHSA), a key part of the MAPP process! If you have any further questions about the documents, please email Mary Kate Allee at mallee@naccho.org. …

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Added by MAPP on October 4, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

MAPP Training Module: Learn Phases 1 and 3!

Haven't had a chance to attend a MAPP training in person yet? No worries! This MAPP Training Module will walk you through some of the key concepts to learn in Phase 1: Organizing and Phase 3: Assessments in the MAPP planning tool. Follow along with the content and even hear a few stories from the field!…

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Added by MAPP on October 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

Thursday, August 22 at 2:00pm ET

Join the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on  Thursday, August 22nd 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (ET) for a webinar highlighting key tenents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This informative 1 hour webinar will help…

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Added by MAPP on August 6, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

ASTHO Accreditation Webinar Series -- Collaborative Partnership, Practices for Accreditation Preparation: State, Local, Tribal Collaboration

Wednesday, July 24th at 1:30pm EDT

ASTHO is currently facilitating a “think tank” for state health agency staff to share current practices in state, local, and tribal health agency collaboration during accreditation readiness. The information gathered from the field will be synthesized into a best/promising practices whitepaper that will identify alignment of processes. …

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Added by MAPP on July 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

NACCHO's Comments to IRS on CHNA Rulemaking

NACCHO wants to thank all the individuals who provided feedback on our draft comments to the IRS on non-profit hospital CHNA requirements. To see the final version, visit http://naccho.org/advocacy/action/upload/July-2013-NACCHO-Comments-to-IRS-CHNA-Proposed-Rule_FINAL.pdf. For more information about these comments, please contact Julia Joh Elligers, Director of Assessment and…

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Added by MAPP on July 1, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Noise: Public Health Effects and Legal Remedies

Thursday, June 20, 2013

1:00-2:00pm ET

Environmental noise can lead to an array of health issues including hearing loss and heart disease. But noise is ubiquitous and comes from a myriad of sources, which limits individuals in their power to lower dangerous noise levels at work, school, and on private and public property.…



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Added by MAPP on June 14, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Sustaining Your Coalition

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2:00-3:30pm ET

Engaged community coalitions can be a critical driver for community health and chronic disease prevention efforts. This Webinar will provide participants with strategies and tools for successfully engaging and sustaining community coalitions and partnerships. Presenters will discuss techniques for keeping your…

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Added by MAPP on June 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Announcing NACCHO's Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series

Throughout the summer, NACCHO will host several free webinars to bring you the latest research and model practices in the field of public health preparedness. Featured speakers will include federal partners, local and state health officials, and other experts discussing topics important to local health departments.

Register today for this month's webinars:…

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Added by MAPP on June 14, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar: Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments -- From Concept to Action

Wednesday, June 19

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Growing evidence demonstrates that social and economic factors significantly influence health outcomes. Because of this, there is growing interest in considering health in decision-making processes that have social and economic implications, and tools such as Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and compelling approaches…

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Added by MAPP on June 7, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

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