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NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
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News from NACCHO
You, Too, Can be a Winner: Model Practices Application Now Open
Lunch and Learn Webinar with NYSACHO
Show Pride in Public Health
Advocacy and Public Affairs
Government Shutdown Jeopardizes Health
Community Health Highlights
Chronic Disease Prevention Webcast Series
Join the Million Hearts Collaborative
Environmental Health Highlights
FDA Seeks Mentors/Mentees for Retail Program Standards
Wood Biomass for Heat and Power: Addressing Public Health Impacts Webinar
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
LHDs, Community Health Assessments, and the ACA
NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup
Preparedness Highlights
Registration for the 2014 Preparedness Summit is Now Open
LHDs with MRC Units: Apply for the NACCHO MRC Awards
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October 2013 Dispatch

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News from NACCHO
You, Too, Can be a Winner: Model Practices Application Now Open

NACCHO is accepting model practices applications until Oct. 31. NACCHO’s Model Practices Program improves public health by recognizing outstanding local public health practices and sharing them through the Model Practices Database. Submit a practice »

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Lunch and Learn Webinar with NYSACHO

NACCHO’s new Model Practices Lunch and Learn series offers local health department (LHD) leaders and staff the opportunity to discuss a winning model practice with the practice’s submitters. The next webinar takes place on Oct. 23 and will feature the practice “Increasing Access to Healthy Beverages in Public Buildings and Worksites,” submitted by the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO). Learn more and register »

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Show Pride in Public Health

LHD leaders and staff can help their constituents and communities recognize public health by wearing public health logo pins. The public health logo is the national identity for public health departments. Learn more and order »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
Government Shutdown Jeopardizes Health

NACCHO urges its members to communicate with policymakers about how the federal government shutdown is affecting their communities. NACCHO is also collecting information about the shutdown’s impact on LHDs and the health of people in their communities. Learn more »

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Community Health Highlights
Chronic Disease Prevention Webcast Series

NACCHO's chronic disease prevention webcast series will highlight strategies LHDs, external stakeholders, and community members can use to encourage active living, healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease management. Learn more »

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Join the Million Hearts Collaborative

As a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Million Hearts Collaborative, NACCHO invites LHDs to be a part of Million Hearts campaign, a national initiative with the goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Learn more »

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Environmental Health Highlights
FDA Seeks Mentors/Mentees for Retail Program Standards

NACCHO and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are seeking mentors and mentees for the FDA’s Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). The mentorship program allows participants to share experiences, tools, and resources. Learn more »

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Wood Biomass for Heat and Power: Addressing Public Health Impacts Webinar

On Oct. 24, 12:00–1:00 PM EDT, NACCHO is co-sponsoring a webinar on the public health impacts of burning wood. The presenters will provide related tools and resources for LHDs leaders and staff. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
LHDs, Community Health Assessments, and the ACA

Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) require non-profit U.S. hospitals to conduct and implement a community health needs assessment. NACCHO has several resources to help LHDs strategically align their community health assessment efforts with those of non-profit hospitals. Learn more »

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NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup

NACCHO recently published a fact sheet about NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup, which aims to enhance local health officials’ understanding of the laws, policies, and regulations that affect public health by developing resources and providing technical assistance. Learn more »

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Preparedness Highlights
Registration for the 2014 Preparedness Summit is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2014 Preparedness Summit, April 1–4 in Atlanta. Join the nation’s preparedness leaders for this year’s conference, “Stronger Together: Aligning Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities to Protect Our Communities.” Register now »

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LHDs with MRC Units: Apply for the NACCHO MRC Awards

LHDs that house a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit are encouraged to apply for this year’s NACCHO MRC awards. Applications are open through Oct. 31. Apply today »

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