November 5, 2013 View Web Version | Text Only Version
NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO's Podcast with Dr. Judy Monroe
2014 Public Health Informatics Conference
Lunch and Learn: A Farm-to-School Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Advocacy and Public Affairs
Congressional Action Network Webinar
Farm Bill Discussions about Nutrition Programs Proceed
Community Health Highlights
Five Recommendations to Prevent Injury and Violence
Becoming an In-Network Provider: The LHD Perspective
Environmental Health Highlights
Webpage for Mentorship Program on Retail Program Standards
Congratulations to 20132014 HIA Mentorship Awardees
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
New Funding Opportunity for LHD Accreditation Preparation Support
Study on Collaborative Partnerships
Preparedness Highlights
Public Health and the Law: An Emergency Preparedness Training Kit
Budget Cuts Reduce Pandemic Influenza Planning and Response Capacity
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News from NACCHO
NACCHO's Podcast with Dr. Judy Monroe

NACCHO’S latest podcast features Dr. Judy Monroe, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). Dr. Monroe discusses the Affordable Care Act and explains how OSTLTS helps support the new law. Listen to the podcast »

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2014 Public Health Informatics Conference

NACCHO and the CDC are co-hosting the 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference, April 29–May 1, 2014, in Atlanta. The conference helps public health organizations address challenges related to public health informatics, information technology infrastructure, and workforce capacity. Abstract submissions are due Nov. 22. Learn more »

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Lunch and Learn: A Farm-to-School Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity

NACCHO's Lunch and Learn Webinars provide participants with the opportunity to learn about and discuss a model practice with the winning local health department’s (LHD’s) staff. The next webinar takes place Nov. 6 at 2:00 PM EST and features the Cuyahoga County (OH) Board of Health’s farm-to-school initiative to reduce childhood obesity. Learn more and register »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
Congressional Action Network Webinar

NACCHO is holding a Congressional Action Network webinar on Nov. 7 at 12:00 PM EST. NACCHO Government Affairs staff will provide an update on federal funding, an overview of the next few months, and information on how NACCHO members can get involved. Learn more and register »

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Farm Bill Discussions about Nutrition Programs Proceed

The conference committee working out differences between the House and Senate farm bills began meeting last week. Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps, remains a sticking point. Learn how to take action »

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Community Health Highlights
Five Recommendations to Prevent Injury and Violence

In 2011, NACCHO surveyed LHDs to learn more about LHD infrastructure and capacity to prevent injury and violence. Based on the results of the infrastructure and capacity assessment, NACCHO issued five recommendations for federal, state, and local government. Learn more »

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Becoming an In-Network Provider: The LHD Perspective

Many LHDs are exploring billing for clinical services and are trying to become contracted in-network providers with health plans. On Nov. 18 at 3:00 PM EST, NACCHO will host a webinar, during which three LHDs will share their experiences. Register today »

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Environmental Health Highlights
Webpage for Mentorship Program on Retail Program Standards

NACCHO has launched a webpage for the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards mentorship program. The webpage features program announcements, profiles of past participants, and examples of forms and policies. Learn more »

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Congratulations to 20132014 HIA Mentorship Awardees

As part of NACCHO’s Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Mentorship Project, four LHDs were recently selected to receive peer-to-peer assistance, intensive technical support, and training: New Orleans Health Department, Delaware Central Health District, Public Health Madison and Dane County (WI), and Prince George’s County (MD) Health Department. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
New Funding Opportunity for LHD Accreditation Preparation Support

In collaboration with the CDC, NACCHO is offering funding for LHDs to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The awards are intended to stimulate quality improvement and promote LHD readiness to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Applications are due Nov. 13. 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
Public Health and the Law: An Emergency Preparedness Training Kit

NACCHO, with support from CDC and the Prevention Public Health Law Program, has developed the “Public Health and the Law: An Emergency Preparedness Training Kit” for local public health professionals and their legal counsel. The training highlights the legal authorities and issues that shape officials’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. View the training »

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Budget Cuts Reduce Pandemic Influenza Planning and Response Capacity

In this post from NACCHO's new Preparedness Brief blog, several LHDs share how previous budget cuts, coupled with additional cuts from federal sequestration, have strained their workforce and ability to plan for and respond to a pandemic influenza outbreak. Read the post »

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