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News from NACCHO
NACCHO Interviews Medical Response Leaders of Aurora Mass Shooting
Webinar Offers Strategies to Strengthen LHD Communications
Check out NACCHO's Social Media News Page
Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO Branding Resources for LHDs
Submit Input to IRS on Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments
Community Health Highlights
Partnering to Prevent Diabetes
Women Breathe Free Project
Environmental Health Highlights
Health Impact Assessments Mentorship Project
Managing Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
MAPP Clearinghouse of Tools and Resources
Webinar: How IT and Social Media are Improving Public Health Surveillance
Preparedness Highlights
The Medical Reserve Corps: A Valuable Asset to Local Health Departments
Planning for Pandemics: Crunching the Numbers on H1N1
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO Interviews Medical Response Leaders of Aurora Mass Shooting

In a new podcast, NACCHO interviews the medical response leaders of the Aurora, CO, mass shooting, the Tri-County (CO) Health Department’s Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Michele Askenazi and Emergency Preparedness and Response Planner Sara Garrington. Listen to the podcast »

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Webinar Offers Strategies to Strengthen LHD Communications

On July 17, NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present “You Know What You're Talking About, but Does Your Audience? CDC's New Clear Communication Index and How To Use It,” the second in a series of webinars to help local health departments (LHDs) strengthen their communications capacity. Learn more and register »

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Check out NACCHO's Social Media News Page

NACCHO’s social media news page contains articles and resources to help LHDs effectively use social media. Learn more »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO Branding Resources for LHDs

NACCHO recommends that LHDs use branding practices to differentiate their role and function from other health groups in the community. This new set of tools describes how to build a stronger LHD brand and breaks down the process into understandable and manageable steps. Learn more »

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Submit Input to IRS on Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments

NACCHO has submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to strengthen rules governing community health needs assessments conducted by non-profit hospitals as required in the Affordable Care Act. NACCHO encourages its members to submit their own comments to the IRS by the July 5 deadline, using NACCHO’s comments as a template. Learn more »

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Community Health Highlights
Partnering to Prevent Diabetes

A fact sheet from NACCHO describes how LHDs can partner with local YMCAs to prevent diabetes as part of a program sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Download the fact sheet or read the blog post »

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Women Breathe Free Project

NACCHO is helping the University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease identify two LHDs that currently provide chronic disease management and would like to engage in evidence-based efforts to reduce repeat emergency room visits related to asthma. Learn more »

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Environmental Health Highlights
Health Impact Assessments Mentorship Project

NACCHO is partnering with the Pew Charitable Trusts Health Impact Project to increase the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) among LHDs. Participating LHDs will receive peer-to-peer assistance and intensive technical support to increase the number of HIAs completed in the United States. Learn more »

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Managing Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks

The report "Before the Swarm: Guidelines for Emergency Management of Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks" provides recommendations to help LHDs prepare for potential mosquito-borne disease outbreaks. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
MAPP Clearinghouse of Tools and Resources

The Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Clearinghouse features tools and resources to help MAPP users successfully complete the different phases of MAPP. Learn more »

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Webinar: How IT and Social Media are Improving Public Health Surveillance

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
The Medical Reserve Corps: A Valuable Asset to Local Health Departments

This NACCHO publication shares how LHDs can use the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to supplement existing medical response capabilities and public health infrastructure. The fact sheet explains how to partner with local MRC units or how to start an MRC unit within your LHD. Read the fact sheet »

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Planning for Pandemics: Crunching the Numbers on H1N1

In this archived webinar, hear how findings from a recent retrospective study that explored surge experienced in hospitals during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic could inform planning for the next influenza pandemic. Access the webinar »

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