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NACCHO Connect
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News from NACCHO
New Data Show Economic Growth Stagnant as LHDs Continue to Lose Jobs
Webinar Offers Health Communications Evaluation Strategies
Share Your Expertise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit
Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO Urges Swift Action by the White House on Menu Labeling
NACCHO Policy Recommendations Updated
Community Health Highlights
Live Webcast on County-Level HIV and STD Data
Action Planning Template for Local Tobacco Control Coalitions
Environmental Health Highlights
New Webinar on Novel and Emerging Tick-Borne Diseases
National Food Safety Education Month
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Accreditation and Performance Improvement Webinar
Health Reform Resources for LHDs
Preparedness Highlights
NACCHO Launches New Preparedness Brief Blog
Register for the NACCHO MRC Awards
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News from NACCHO
New Data Show Economic Growth Stagnant as LHDs Continue to Lose Jobs

Nearly half (48%) of all local health departments (LHDs) reduced or eliminated services in at least one program area in 2012, according to the results from NACCHO’s most recent survey. More than a quarter (27%) of LHDs reported budget cuts in 2012, a sizeable drop compared to previous years. Learn more »

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Webinar Offers Health Communications Evaluation Strategies

On Sept. 18, NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present “Building Our Understanding of Health Communication Evaluation,” the fourth in a series of webinars to help LHDs strengthen their communications capacity. Learn more and register »

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Share Your Expertise at the 2014 Preparedness Summit

Present your research or model practices at the 2014 Preparedness Summit, April 1–4 in Atlanta. Abstracts are due by Sept. 30. Join NACCHO staff for a Twitter chat about the abstract process on Sept. 20 at 2:00 PM EDT by following @prepsummit and using the hashtag #PS14. Learn more »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO Urges Swift Action by the White House on Menu Labeling

On Sept. 4, NACCHO joined 65 LHDs in calling on the White House to release final menu labeling regulations without delay. To protect health, the regulations should include a comprehensive, minimum national standard that applies to all settings where consumers purchase prepared food, including restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, and movie theaters. Learn more »

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NACCHO Policy Recommendations Updated

NACCHO has updated its Compendium of Policy Recommendations with all the changes and new recommendations passed by its Board of Directors since last fall. NACCHO’s policy statements are available for use by LHDs at the local, state, and national level. Learn more »

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Community Health Highlights
Live Webcast on County-Level HIV and STD Data

Join NACCHO and the CDC on Sept. 17, 2:00–3:00 PM EDT, for a webcast featuring the latest innovations to CDC’s Atlas. The new version of the application provides a broader and more complete view of HIV and STDs through the inclusion of localized county-level data. Learn more »

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Action Planning Template for Local Tobacco Control Coalitions

This tool in NACCHO’s Toolbox will help local tobacco prevention and control coalitions (1) develop objectives for their work; (2) plan activities; (3) track activities and deadlines; and (4) ensure that activities are aligned with the coalition’s objectives. Learn more »

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Environmental Health Highlights
New Webinar on Novel and Emerging Tick-Borne Diseases

NACCHO, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will present a webinar on Sept. 18, 12:00–1:30 PM EDT, highlighting novel and emerging tick-borne pathogens. The webinar will feature information on surveillance and clinical features and include time for questions. Learn more »

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National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month. NACCHO has a variety of resources to help LHDs prevent food-borne illnesses and promote food safety in their communities. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Accreditation and Performance Improvement Webinar

NACCHO’s webinar “Using NACCHO’s Resources for Performance Improvement” on Sept. 26,  12:00–1:30 PM EDT, will provide an interactive demonstration of several accreditation preparation and quality improvement resources and will feature staff from New Orleans Health Department, who will explain how they use several of the tools in their work. Learn more »

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Health Reform Resources for LHDs

NACCHO has compiled an extensive list of online resources to help LHD leaders and staff understand a variety of issues surrounding health reform. Learn more »

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Preparedness Highlights
NACCHO Launches New Preparedness Brief Blog

To engage preparedness professionals throughout National Preparedness Month and beyond, NACCHO has launched the new Preparedness Brief Blog. The blog will explore preparedness issues through the lens of local public health and will share the latest news, articles, and upcoming opportunities. Read the blog »

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Register for the NACCHO MRC Awards

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units will need to register on the new NACCHO MRC Awards website before Sept. 30 to be eligible to apply for this year’s awards. Applications for the awards open on Sept. 30. Register now »

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