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NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
In This Issue
News from NACCHO
NACCHO Interviews CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden
Videocasts from NACCHO Annual 2013
Webinar Offers Social Media Strategies for LHDs
Advocacy and Public Affairs
Resources for Connecting with Members of Congress during Recess
White House Seeks Public Health and Prevention Champions of Change
Community Health Highlights
NACCHO Resource Center for Evidence-Based and Cross-Sector Prevention
Promoting HIV Testing through Text Messaging
Environmental Health Highlights
CIFOR Industry Guidelines for Retail Food Establishments
Environmental Public Health Tracking Webinar on Safe Community Water
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field
MAPP Field Guide
Preparedness Highlights
View Archived Webinars from NACCHO’s Summer 2013 Public Health Preparedness Webinar Series
Engaging Communities for Public Health Preparedness
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO Interviews CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

In a recent podcast, NACCHO interviews Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Frieden discusses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and how sequestration will affect the future of public health. Listen to the podcast »

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Videocasts from NACCHO Annual 2013

The ProMed Network has posted videocasts featuring key speakers from NACCHO Annual 2013, held July 10–12 in Dallas. The videocasts cover themes including crisis communications, federal funding initiatives for public health, electronic health records, and the Affordable Care Act. View the videocasts »

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Webinar Offers Social Media Strategies for LHDs

On Aug. 14, NACCHO and the CDC will present “New Communication Channels: What They Are, Why They Are Here to Stay, and Why You Need to be There. CDC Makes It Easy for You,” the third in a series of webinars to help local health departments (LHDs) strengthen their communications capacity. Learn more and register »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
Resources for Connecting with Members of Congress during Recess

Congress will be in recess from Aug. 5–Sept. 6. NACCHO has developed a variety of tools that members can use when connecting with Members of Congress to promote the importance of local public health during the recess period. Learn more »

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White House Seeks Public Health and Prevention Champions of Change

In September, the White House will host the event Champions of Change for Public Health and Prevention. The White House is seeking nominees whose work involves supporting community and clinical prevention efforts to address chronic disease, create healthy and safe communities, reduce health disparities, and strengthen public health infrastructure. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 9. Learn more »

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Community Health Highlights
NACCHO Resource Center for Evidence-Based and Cross-Sector Prevention

NACCHO has launched a new resource center that simplifies how LHDs can integrate evidence into their planning and assessment efforts. The resource center contains population-based public health tools and resources and offers guidance for integrating the resources into a uniform approach for achieving health and wellness. Learn more »

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Promoting HIV Testing through Text Messaging

The Get Texted Program tool from NACCHO’s HIV/STI Toolkit provides examples of tools that the Philadelphia Department of Public Health used to promote their text message HIV testing information program. Learn more »

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Environmental Health Highlights
CIFOR Industry Guidelines for Retail Food Establishments

The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR), on which NACCHO serves as a co-chair, has released the CIFOR Industry Guidelines. The guidelines provide voluntary recommendations about the role of managers of retail food establishments in a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. Learn more »

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Environmental Public Health Tracking Webinar on Safe Community Water

This NACCHO webinar, Aug. 8 from 1:00–2:15 PM EDT, will explore how water data from the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network can help LHDs monitor and provide safe community water. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field

Recently, NACCHO posted six compelling examples from a variety of LHDs and partnerships using Healthy People 2020 in their work. Representing jurisdictions of all sizes, these stories from the field offer insight into issues related to partner collaborations, community engagement, root causes of health outcomes, and more. Learn more »

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MAPP Field Guide

NACCHO’s Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Field Guide provides an easy-to-read overview of the MAPP process, a community driven strategic planning process. The guide includes an overview of each phase of the MAPP process. Learn more »

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Preparedness Highlights
View Archived Webinars from NACCHO’s Summer 2013 Public Health Preparedness Webinar Series

Throughout the summer, NACCHO has hosted free webinars to bring LHDs the latest research and model practices in the field of public health preparedness. Archived webinar recordings and slides are now available on NACCHO’s website. View the recordings »

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Engaging Communities for Public Health Preparedness

In this videocast, filmed during NACCHO Annual 2013, Monica Schock-Spana from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Infectious Diseases discusses how LHDs can engage policymakers and communities to cultivate preparedness. View the videocast »

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