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In This Issue
In the Spotlight
2015 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps Report
Take Action
Ask Members of Congress to Prioritize Public Health
Submit an Abstract for NACCHO Annual 2016
Apply for NACCHO’s Food Safety Technical Assistance Program
Tools and Resources
Local Health Department Efforts to Prevent Child Maltreatment
Issue Brief: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Integrating Hepatitis Services into HIV Programs: The LHD Perspective
Roadmap to Ready Training Program for Preparedness Coordinators
Communications Corner
NACCHO Voice: American Diabetes Month: The Role of LHDs
Rodent Control and Public Health: An Assessment of the Nation’s Local Rodent Control Programs
Protecting Health behind the Scenes during the Papal Visit
Upcoming Events
Register Now for the 2016 Preparedness Summit
Breastfeeding Webinar on Cultural Humility
NACCHO’s Educational Webinar Series: Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System
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Public Health Dispatch, November 2015

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In the Spotlight
2015 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps Report
The 2015 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps is now available. It provides a comprehensive look at Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit composition, administration, and community impact. Learn more »
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Take Action
Ask Members of Congress to Prioritize Public Health
Members of Congress are deciding how to allocate funding to federal programs, including those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now is the time to urge them to stop cuts to important programs such as tobacco prevention, immunization, the MRC, family planning, and sexually transmitted disease prevention. Learn more at NACCHO's Engage Action Center »
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Submit an Abstract for NACCHO Annual 2016
The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2016 NACCHO Annual Conference is Friday, Dec. 18, 11:59 PM PST. NACCHO has organized this year’s program into session tracks based on how local health departments (LHDs) are addressing the underlying causes of health inequity. Learn more »
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Apply for NACCHO’s Food Safety Technical Assistance Program
NACCHO’s new food safety technical assistance program will help LHDs address challenges and emerging issues related to food safety such as foodborne disease outbreak response, scoring and grading systems, and food trucks. Applications are due Dec. 18. Learn more »
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Tools and Resources
Local Health Department Efforts to Prevent Child Maltreatment
This report provides an overview of the current state of child maltreatment in the United States and highlights evidence-based LHD programs and services to reduce child maltreatment. Learn more »
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Issue Brief: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This issue brief describes emerging research on diagnoses and risk factors for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and offers strategies and resources to help LHDs address this public health challenge in their communities. Learn more »
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Integrating Hepatitis Services into HIV Programs: The LHD Perspective
HIV programs are a critical pathway to the necessary expansion of viral hepatitis services. At the United States Conference on AIDS, NACCHO presented about the role of LHDs across the hepatitis C virus care continuum, discussed motivating factors for integrating hepatitis services in HIV programs, and provided examples from two LHDs. Learn more »
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Roadmap to Ready Training Program for Preparedness Coordinators
NACCHO's Roadmap to Ready is a training and mentoring program to help new emergency preparedness coordinators navigate the complex landscape of public health preparedness. The program provides participants with knowledge, skills, connections, and resources to successfully prepare their local jurisdictions for new and emerging threats. Learn more »
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Communications Corner
NACCHO Voice: American Diabetes Month: The Role of LHDs
In a NACCHO Voice post, Dr. Swannie Jett, NACCHO President and Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, explores ways LHDs can honor American Diabetes Month. Learn more »
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Rodent Control and Public Health: An Assessment of the Nation’s Local Rodent Control Programs
A new Healthy People, Healthy Places blog post examines the results of an assessment of nine local rodent control programs across the United States to identify best practices, challenges, and technical assistance needs. Learn more »
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Protecting Health behind the Scenes during the Papal Visit
A post on the NACCHO Preparedness blog tells the story of how an MRC unit helped ensure the safety and well-being of crowds gathered in Philadelphia for the Papal visit in September. Learn more »
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Upcoming Events
Register Now for the 2016 Preparedness Summit
Registration is now open for the 2016 Preparedness Summit; early-bird rates are available until Feb. 19. The Summit will be held from April 19–22 at the Dallas Hilton Anatole. This year’s theme is “Planning Today for Rebuilding Tomorrow: Resiliency and Recovery in the 21st Century.” Learn more »
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Breastfeeding Webinar on Cultural Humility
Join NACCHO’s Breastfeeding Project Team for their upcoming webinar, “Cultural Humility: Shifting the Care Paradigm,” on Nov. 19 at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar will discuss cultural humility as an approach to support pregnant and postpartum mothers. Register today »
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NACCHO’s Educational Webinar Series: Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System
NACCHO has launched a series of 90-minute professional development webinars about issues affecting LHD leaders and staff. The next webinar, “Into a New Age of Reporting: Progress on Developing the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System,” will take place Dec. 16. Learn more and register »


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