June 18, 2013 View Web Version | Text Only Version
NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
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News from NACCHO
Summer Webinar Series Explores the Latest Preparedness Research and Best Practices
2013-2014 NACCHO Vice President and Board of Directors
Visit the NACCHO Career Network
Advocacy and Public Affairs
Sign Up for News from Washington
NACCHO’s Online Advocacy Guide
Community Health Highlights
Comprehensive Cancer Control Tip Sheet
Webinar on Wellness Training for Staff Who Support Individuals with Disabilities
Environmental Health Highlights
Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments
Food Safety Resources for LHDs
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Community Health Assessments and Health Reform
Quality Improvement Roadmap
Preparedness Highlights
Free Trainings and Resources for Medical Reserve Corps Units
Local Health Department Guide to Collaboration with Department of Defense
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June 2013 Dispatch

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News from NACCHO
Summer Webinar Series Explores the Latest Preparedness Research and Best Practices

Throughout the summer, NACCHO will host several free webinars to bring local health departments (LHDs) 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. Register today »

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2013-2014 NACCHO Vice President and Board of Directors

Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, Health Officer for Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, is the newly elected NACCHO Vice President. Terry Allan, RS, MPH, Health Commissioner for Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Northeast Ohio, will continue in his role as NACCHO President, having assumed the duties in April 2013 after Former President John Weisman, DrPH, MPH, CPH, vacated the position to become Washington State Secretary of Health.

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Visit the NACCHO Career Network

NACCHO’s Career Network connects public health employers and job seekers across a range of public health fields. Visit the network to search for an exciting new position or find qualified candidates. Learn more »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
Sign Up for News from Washington

NACCHO's News from Washington is a weekly e-newsletter that provides quick, concise information on federal government activities that affect public health and LHDs. Learn more and sign up »

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NACCHO’s Online Advocacy Guide

NACCHO has created a guide to help LHDs communicate with policymakers about issues that are important to their communities. Learn more »

Community Health Highlights
Comprehensive Cancer Control Tip Sheet

NACCHO’s tip sheet describes ways LHDs can partner with states to implement comprehensive cancer control activities at the community level. Learn more »

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Webinar on Wellness 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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Environmental Health Highlights
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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Food Safety Resources for LHDs

NACCHO’s Food Safety Toolkit contains an array of resources for LHDs such as guides, training manuals, videos, templates, and tabletop exercises. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Community Health Assessments and Health Reform

Provisions of the Affordable Care Act require non-profit hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy to meet identified community health needs. NACCHO’s Community Benefit webpage provides information to help LHDs and non-profit hospitals conduct collaborative community health assessment and improvement processes. Learn more »

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Quality Improvement Roadmap

NACCHO’s QI Roadmap website helps LHDs develop and advance a culture of quality improvement. The site contains six phases and applies to all LHDs, regardless of their experience with quality improvement. Learn more »

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Preparedness Highlights
Free Trainings and Resources for Medical Reserve Corps Units

NACCHO has created a central repository for eLearning courses, recorded and upcoming webinars, and other toolkits that are beneficial to Medical Reserve Corps units nationwide. View the resources »

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Local Health Department Guide to Collaboration with Department of Defense

NACCHO’s “Local Health Department Guide to Collaboration with Department of Defense” will help LHDs better understand the process of integrating Department of Defense assets into a public health preparedness response. Read the guide »

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