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NACCHO Connect
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO and CDC Webinar Series Offers Four Opportunities to Build LHD Communications
Critical Tornado Recovery and Response Resources
NACCHO Annual 2013 Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday
Advocacy and Public Affairs
Impact of Cuts to Public Health Funding
Community Health Highlights
Wellness for Every Body: Training for Staff Who Support Individuals with Disabilities
Action Guide for Building Successful and Sustainable Local Cancer Coalitions
Environmental Health Highlights
Webinar: Implementing Equity in HiAP and HIAs
Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Call for Abstracts: Public Health Informatics Virtual Event
Archived Webinar: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the LHD
Preparedness Highlights
Planning for the Next Pandemic: Crunching the Numbers on H1N1
Learn Valuable Lessons about the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in Five Minutes
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO and CDC Webinar Series Offers Four Opportunities to Build LHD Communications

NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to help local health departments (LHDs) strengthen their communications capacity. Webinars from June through September will explore marketing and branding, message clarity, new media, and evaluation. The first webinar, “Communicating Public Health: Why Do We Have to Market Something Everyone Should Already Want?,” is June 19. Learn more »

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Critical Tornado Recovery and Response Resources

In response to the recent tornado devastation in Oklahoma, NACCHO has activated a tornado-specific website to share resources for tornado recovery and response. Learn more »

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NACCHO Annual 2013 Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday

NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials. Register by Friday to save $100 and take advantage of NACCHO Annual’s one-of-a-kind learning and networking opportunities. Learn more »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
Impact of Cuts to Public Health Funding

NACCHO has been educating policymakers, the press, and the public about how cuts to public health funding as a result of deficit reduction will impact the work of LHDs. Tell your LHD’s story »

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Community Health Highlights
Wellness for Every Body: Training for Staff Who Support Individuals with Disabilities

Join NACCHO and Hennepin County (MN) Public Health for a webinar on reducing obesity in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on June 25, 2:00–3:00 PM EDT. The webinar will describe Hennepin County Public Health’s success with an online training program for staff who support individuals with disabilities. Learn more »

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Action Guide for Building Successful and Sustainable Local Cancer Coalitions

NACCHO has released an action guide to help LHDs build capacity for implementing local Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions. The guide contains lessons learned from local health officials who have successfully implemented local coalitions to reduce the cancer burden in their communities. Download the guide »

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Environmental Health Highlights
Webinar: Implementing Equity in HiAP and HIAs

PolicyLink and NACCHO will present the webinar “Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action” on June 19, 12:30–2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will focus specifically on why equity is critical to Health in All Policies (HiAP) and health impact assessments (HIAs) and will highlight specific strategies to ensure equity. Learn more » 

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Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments

Join NACCHO for a webinar on June 27, 1:00–2:15 PM EDT, about how to use data from the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network in health impact assessments. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health will discuss their LHD’s successful use of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease data in health impact assessments.Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Call for Abstracts: Public Health Informatics Virtual Event

Join NACCHO, the CDC, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials for the 2013 Public Health Informatics Virtual Event, July 16–18. The call for abstracts is now open. Learn more »

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Archived Webinar: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the LHD

The archived NACCHO webinar “Big Data: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department” featured innovative examples of how information technology and social media are improving public health surveillance. View the recording »

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Preparedness Highlights
Planning for the Next Pandemic: Crunching the Numbers on H1N1

This NACCHO webinar on June 19, 2:00–3:00 PM EDT, will highlight the findings from a recent retrospective study that explored hospital surge during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. This webinar will help LHDs and healthcare facilities to better predict, plan for, and respond to future pandemics. Register now » 

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Learn Valuable Lessons about the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in Five Minutes

Find out how your LHD can benefit from collaborative SNS partnerships by watching these 12 easy-to-digest five-minute videos. As an Ignite Session during the 2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit, “Connecting the Dots between SNS and Collaborative Partnerships: The 12 Most Valuable Lessons Learned” brought together presenters from across the country to share their ideas with the audience in five minutes with 20 slides. View the video collection » 

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