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NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
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News From NACCHO
The PHP Summit Early Bird Deadline is Feb. 15
Thanks to NACCHO’s Model Practices Reviewers
NACCHO's Podcast with IOM Chairs Marthe Gold and Steven M. Teutsch
Advocacy and Public Affairs
News from Washington
Community Health Highlights
Obesity Intervention Resources
The Role of LHDs in Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
Environmental Health Highlights
NACCHO Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework
Crafting Sustainable Public Health Policies Checklist
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
LHDs and mHealth
PHUND$: The Public Health Uniform National Data System
Preparedness Highlights
Building Partnerships before Disaster Strikes
Webinar: Collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers and State and Local Public Health
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February 2013 Dispatch

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2013 NACCHO Annual Conference

2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit

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News From NACCHO
The PHP Summit Early Bird Deadline is Feb. 15

The 2013 Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Summit, March 12–15 in Atlanta, will offer a strategic overview of the current state of public health preparedness and highlight research, technical, and practice-based perspectives on strengthening community preparedness. Register by Feb. 15 to take advantage of early bird savings of $100. Learn more »

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Thanks to NACCHO’s Model Practices Reviewers

NACCHO thanks all of the workgroup members who lent their time and expertise to a rigorous review of Model Practices applications. Model Practices applicants will be notified in the beginning of March. Learn more about the Model Practices program »

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NACCHO's Podcast with IOM Chairs Marthe Gold and Steven M. Teutsch

NACCHO’S latest podcast features an interview with Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee Chairs Marthe Gold and Steven M. Teutsch about For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, a report that recognizes the need for stable local health department (LHD) funding. Listen to the podcast »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
News from Washington

News from Washington is NACCHO’s e-newsletter about federal government activities that are relevant to LHDs. Sign up to receive the newsletter »

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Community Health Highlights
Obesity Intervention Resources

More than one-third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of U.S. children are obese. NACCHO seeks to address these issues and develop interventions through evidence-based, cost-effective strategies. View NACCHO’s obesity intervention resources »

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The Role of LHDs in Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

This NACCHO publication analyzes systematic efforts to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). It addresses the characteristics of SSBs, explains how these products contribute to chronic illness, and discusses ways that LHDs can increase public awareness and strengthen prevention efforts. More »

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Environmental Health Highlights
NACCHO Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework

NACCHO is hosting a webinar about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) BRACE framework on Feb. 26, 2:00–3:30 PM EST. This webinar will provide background information about the BRACE framework and provide lessons learned from LHDs that have begun implementing the framework. Register »

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Crafting Sustainable Public Health Policies Checklist

This tool in NACCHO’s Environmental Health in All Policies toolbox provides a series of questions about whether policy goals are appropriate and feasible. Access the tool »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
LHDs and mHealth

NACCHO’s mobile health (mHealth) issue brief offers examples of mHealth technology used by several LHDs and provides a list of resources for LHDs interested in initiating an mHealth project. Download the issue brief »

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PHUND$: The Public Health Uniform National Data System

PHUND$ is a Web-based public health financial data collection and analysis portal. It generates feedback on LHD financial and operational conditions through ratio and trend analysis, dashboards, benchmarking, and analysis of program financial performance. More »

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Preparedness Highlights
Building Partnerships before Disaster Strikes

NACCHO has produced a new issue brief providing LHDs and emergency managers with practical information to build and strengthen partnerships prior to crises. Read more »

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Webinar: Collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers and State and Local Public Health

NACCHO, along with the CDC and other partners, will host a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28, 1:00–2:00 PM EST. The webinar will provide a brief overview of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), highlight collaborative efforts between state and local health departments and FQHCs, and explore opportunities for future partnerships between public health and FQHCs. Learn more »

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