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NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
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News from NACCHO
Join NACCHO for a New Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
Share What Works: Apply to NACCHO’s Model Practices Program
2014 Preparedness Summit Abstract Deadline Extended to Oct. 11
Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO’s Blog Highlights LHD Outreach to Congress
Community Health Highlights
Documentation Considerations for Accreditation: Tobacco and Diabetes Prevention and Control
Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry Intake Form
Environmental Health Highlights
Request for Applications: Mentors and Mentees for the Retail Program Standards
Food Safety Education Materials
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
New Resource: Guide to Communicating about Performance Improvement
Study on Collaborative Partnerships
Preparedness Highlights
NACCHO’s PPHR Releases Updated Criteria and Process Guide
Applications for NACCHO’s MRC Awards Now Open
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October 2013 Dispatch

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News from NACCHO
Join NACCHO for a New Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

NACCHO’s new Lunch and Learn webinars connect members with Model Practice winners to discuss winning practices. After a presentation about the practice, participants can ask questions and discuss how to replicate the practice in their communities. Learn more »

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Share What Works: Apply to NACCHO’s Model Practices Program

NACCHO is accepting model practices applications until Oct. 31. Since 2003, NACCHO’s Model Practices Program has honored outstanding local public health practices and shared these practices through the Model Practices Database. Learn more »

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2014 Preparedness Summit Abstract Deadline Extended to Oct. 11

Take advantage of the extra time to write a winning abstract for the 2014 Preparedness Summit. Abstracts are due by 11:59 PM PDT on Oct. 11. Submit an abstract »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO’s Blog Highlights LHD Outreach to Congress

The latest post on NACCHO's blog, NACCHO Voice, features two local health departments (LHDs) that met with Congressional staff over the summer break to highlight the important role LHDs play in keeping their communities healthy and safe. Read the post »

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Community Health Highlights
Documentation Considerations for Accreditation: Tobacco and Diabetes Prevention and Control

NACCHO has released fact sheets highlighting several of the 12 accreditation domains that may be relevant to LHD tobacco and diabetes programs. The documents include ideas for potential documentation that relate to tobacco and diabetes and links to examples that LHDs have submitted from NACCHO’s Documentation Library. Download the tobacco fact sheet and the diabetes fact sheet »

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Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry Intake Form

The latest tool in NACCHO’s Toolbox is a form used by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to register people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and special healthcare needs in advance of a disaster or other public health emergency. Access the tool »

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Environmental Health Highlights
Request for Applications: Mentors and Mentees for the Retail Program Standards

NACCHO invites LHDs to submit applications through Oct. 31 to participate as a mentor or mentee in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). The overall objective of the mentorship program is to match LHD practitioners experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with LHDs currently or newly enrolled in the program. Learn more »

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Food Safety Education Materials

NACCHO strives to support and work with LHDs to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness. To keep communities safe from foodborne illnesses, NACCHO has compiled links to food safety model practices, resources, and tools. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
New Resource: Guide to Communicating about Performance Improvement

To help LHDs communicate about the benefits of performance improvement activities, NACCHO has developed Guide to Communicating about Performance Improvement. The guide uses a step-by-step approach to help LHDs build support for and understanding of performance improvement among LHD staff, stakeholders, policymakers, and the media. Learn more »

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Study on Collaborative Partnerships

NACCHO and other organizations are supporting a study conducted by the University of Kentucky to identify, compare, and contrast exceptional models of collaborative partnerships involving public health departments, hospitals, and other stakeholders. LHDs are invited to nominate collaborative models that demonstrate the core characteristics of successful partnerships. Learn more »

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Preparedness Highlights
NACCHO’s PPHR Releases Updated Criteria and Process Guide

NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) has released Version 7 of the PPHR criteria and Version 2 of the PPHR re-recognition criteria to align with the most current standards and federal guidelines. PPHR has also released a new process guide to aid current and prospective applicants with an overview of the application development and submission processes. Review the criteria »

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Applications for NACCHO’s MRC Awards Now Open

Applications for this year’s NACCHO Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Awards are now open through Oct. 31. This year, NACCHO is offering a Capacity Building Award and a Challenge Award. Apply today »

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