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In the Spotlight
Hurricane Preparedness Resources for LHDs
Submit an Abstract for the 2016 Preparedness Summit
Take Action
Federal Funding for Local Health Departments
Health and Disability Technical Assistance for LHDs
Coming Soon: NACCHO Model Practices Awards Application
Tools and Resources
Fact Sheet: The Role of Environmental Health Programs in Public Health Accreditation
LHDs Discuss the Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Resources from the 2014–2015 Accreditation Support Initiative Sites
Shop the Public Health Storefront
Communications Corner
Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck Publishes Op-Ed on Antibiotic Resistance
Addressing the Public Health Threat of Climate Change
Planning for Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Building Informatics Capacity: An LHD Self-Assessment
Upcoming Events
Save the Date for NACCHO’s 2016 Conferences
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Public Health Dispatch, September 2015

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In the Spotlight
Hurricane Preparedness Resources for LHDs
NACCHO has compiled a variety of resources to help local health departments (LHDs) prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes. The resources provide guidance on topics such as food and water safety, electrical hazards, and helping children cope with disaster. Learn more »
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Submit an Abstract for the 2016 Preparedness Summit
Abstracts for the 2016 Preparedness Summit in Dallas are open now through Sept. 30. This year’s Summit will explore the theme “Planning Today for Rebuilding Tomorrow: Focusing on Resiliency and Recovery in the 21st Century.” Learn more »
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Federal Funding for Local Health Departments
Congress needs to complete work on appropriations for FY2016 by Oct. 1, when the new federal fiscal year starts. Find the latest information about budget proposals on NACCHO’s federal budget webpage. Learn more »
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Health and Disability Technical Assistance for LHDs
NACCHO is offering technical assistance to LHDs on the topic of including people with disabilities in public health practice. Applications are due by Sept. 14. Learn more »
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Coming Soon: NACCHO Model Practices Awards Application
NACCHO will accept applications for the Model Practices Awards Oct. 1–31. NACCHO’s Model Practices Program nationally honors outstanding local public health practice and shares the winning practices through the Model Practices Database. Learn more »
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Tools and Resources
Fact Sheet: The Role of Environmental Health Programs in Public Health Accreditation
Environmental public health (EPH) is an important aspect of the accreditation process because many Public Health Accreditation Board Standards and Measures involve EPH. This fact sheets explores the types of EPH documentation LHDs have used in their accreditation processes. Learn more »
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LHDs Discuss the Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This year, NACCHO worked with The Arc of the United States to understand the ways LHDs are including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in health promotion programming. This fact sheet identifies existing local programs that include and engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more »
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Resources from the 2014–2015 Accreditation Support Initiative Sites
NACCHO’s Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) stimulates quality improvement and promotes accreditation readiness progress for LHDs that are seeking voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. NACCHO’s website now includes resources, documentation examples, and lessons learned submitted by ASI awardees. Learn more »
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Shop the Public Health Storefront
NACCHO’s Public Health Storefront offers a variety of apparel and merchandise with the public health logo. Shoppers can customize their items with the name of their LHD. Learn more »
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Communications Corner
Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck Publishes Op-Ed on Antibiotic Resistance
On Aug. 18, NACCHO Executive Director LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, published an op-ed in The Hill newspaper's blog on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. He discussed the need for a robust local, state, and federal partnership to address this problem. Learn more »
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Addressing the Public Health Threat of Climate Change
A Healthy People, Healthy Places blog post reflects on the impact of the White House’s Clean Power Plan announcement and provides climate change mitigation information for LHDs. Learn more »
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Planning for Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities after Disasters
A post on the Preparedness Brief blog expands on the idea that disaster recovery should be seen as an opportunity to redesign physical and social environments to improve community health and reduce vulnerability to future hazards. Learn more »
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Building Informatics Capacity: An LHD Self-Assessment
A post on NACCHO Voice shares insight from two informatics experts who explain a new instrument they developed to help LHDs better assess their informatics capabilities. Learn more »
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Upcoming Events
Save the Date for NACCHO’s 2016 Conferences
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