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NACCHO Connect
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO Recognizes Outstanding Local Public Health Accomplishments at NACCHO Annual 2013
Advocacy and Public Affairs
Connect with Members of Congress over the Summer
Community Health Highlights
NACCHO Supports the CDC’s Winnable Battles
Three Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker’s Job Easier: A Screencast Series
Environmental Health Highlights
Peer-to-Peer Support for Health Impact Assessments
Environmental Public Health Tracking Webinar on Safe Community Water
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
New Workforce Resource Center
The Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Know
Preparedness Highlights
An Introduction to Whole Community Inclusion and Community Health Resilience
Administrative Preparedness Authorities: Suggested Steps for Health Departments
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July 2013 Dispatch

Living Well and Healthy – Williamson County and Cities (TX) Health District

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News from NACCHO
NACCHO Recognizes Outstanding Local Public Health Accomplishments at NACCHO Annual 2013

NACCHO honored the exceptional achievements of local health departments (LHDs) and local health officials at the 2013 NACCHO Annual Conference, held July 10–12 in Dallas. The following honors were announced at the conference:

  • Model Practice Award Winners. NACCHO's Model Practices Program recognizes programs, resources, and tools that demonstrate how LHDs and their community partners can effectively collaborate to address local public health concerns. Learn more »

  • The Mo Mullet Lifetime of Service Award. NACCHO is pleased to recognize Mary Selecky as this year’s recipient of the Maurice “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award. This award honors current or former local health officials for noteworthy service, commitment, and leadership. Learn more »

  • The Inaugural LHD of the Year Award. NACCHO congratulates the 2013 winners of the LHD of the Year Award. Winners were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in technology and data in categories based on the size of their LHD. Learn more » 

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
Connect with Members of Congress over the Summer

It is critical that LHD leaders and staff communicate with Members of Congress over the summer to explain how funding cuts (both from the sequester and prior to the sequester) affect the health of their communities. Learn more »

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Community Health Highlights
NACCHO Supports the CDC’s Winnable Battles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified key public health issues, called Winnable Battles, which are leading causes of death and disability in the United States. A NACCHO fact sheet provides an overview of the program’s goals and highlights ways that NACCHO and LHDs are supporting the work. Download the fact sheet »

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Three Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker’s Job Easier: A Screencast Series

The first two parts of NACCHO’s screencast series, “Three Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker’s Job Easier,” are now available. Viewers will learn how to use the Community Guide to quickly identify prevention approaches that work, access systematic review findings from the Community Guide to enhance grants, and more. View the screencasts »

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Environmental Health Highlights
Peer-to-Peer Support for Health Impact Assessments

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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Environmental Public Health Tracking Webinar on Safe Community Water

NACCHO’s latest Environmental Public Health Tracking Program webinar, Aug. 8 from 1:00–2:00 PM EDT, explores community water. Participants will learn how water data from the CDC’s Tracking Network can help state and local health departments provide safe community water and how the most common contaminants affect different areas of the country. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
New Workforce Resource Center

NACCHO’s new Workforce Resource Center offers information and tools on topics relevant to the development of a more competent LHD workforce. Learn more »

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The Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Know

Join NACCHO and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Aug. 22 from 2:00–3:00 EDT for a webinar highlighting the impact of the Affordable Care Act on HRSA-funded LHD programs. Register today »

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Preparedness Highlights
An Introduction to Whole Community Inclusion and Community Health Resilience

On July 17 from 2:00–3:00 PM EDT, NACCHO will host the webinar “An Introduction to Whole Community Inclusion and Community Health Resilience.” Speakers will discuss how to engage vulnerable populations, such as the homeless and children, in preparedness planning and activities. Register today »

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Administrative Preparedness Authorities: Suggested Steps for Health Departments

In this report, NACCHO examines existing and potential authorities that may provide local and state health departments with the capability to expedite administrative preparedness processes during an emergency. Read the report »

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