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In the Spotlight
NACCHO Launches 2016 National Profile Study
Take Action
Lessons in INfection Control (LINC) Initiative Funding Opportunity
Abstract Submissions and Registration Now Open for the 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference
Tools and Resources
NACCHO’s 2016 Legislative and Policy Agenda
Flu Near You: A Guide to Engaging in Participatory Disease Surveillance
News from Washington e-Newsletter
Communications Corner
NACCHO Voice: Investments in Electronic Processes Improve the Public’s Health
2015: The Hottest Year on Record
How LHDs can Promote Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
Upcoming Events
2016 Preparedness Summit: Register Today
Webinar: Consumer Education Tools to Prevent Food Poisoning
Health Inequity and Breastfeeding Webinar
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Public Health Dispatch, January 2016

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In the Spotlight
NACCHO Launches 2016 National Profile Study
NACCHO will launch the National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study this month. Primary contacts at all local health departments (LHDs) should receive a link to the survey on Jan. 12. NACCHO asks for full participation from LHDs so that the study accurately represents local public health today. If you do not receive the invitation or would like more information, e-mail profile@naccho.org or call 800-758-6471. Learn more »
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Take Action
Lessons in INfection Control (LINC) Initiative Funding Opportunity

A new funding opportunity from NACCHO will award at least 10 LHDs up to $25,000 each to improve healthcare and community infection control. Applications are due by Feb. 5 at 5:00 PM PST. Learn more »

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Abstract Submissions and Registration Now Open for the 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference
Plan to attend the 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference, Aug. 21–24 in Atlanta. Abstracts will be accepted through Jan. 27. Registration is now open, with early bird rates available through July 1. Learn more »
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Tools and Resources
NACCHO’s 2016 Legislative and Policy Agenda
NACCHO’s 2016 Legislative and Policy Agenda is now available. The document guides NACCHO’s work as the national voice for LHDs, especially in its interactions with federal agencies and Congress. The agenda features NACCHO’s priority issues, informed by member input, and is approved annually by the Board of Directors. Learn more »
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Flu Near You: A Guide to Engaging in Participatory Disease Surveillance
This tool in NACCHO’s Influenza Toolkit contains information about how to use the Flu Near You platform for influenza surveillance. Learn more »
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News from Washington e-Newsletter
Subscribe to NACCHO’s News from Washington e-newsletter for the latest updates about actions by Congress and the Administration that could affect LHDs. Learn more »
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Communications Corner
NACCHO Voice: Investments in Electronic Processes Improve the Public’s Health
In this post on NACCHO Voice, NACCHO President Dr. Swannie Jett shares how investing in electronic processes improved health in Seminole County, FL. He also notes the importance of sharing infrastructure technology advancements through forums such as NACCHO’s Public Health Informatics Conference and the NACCHO Model Practices Program. Learn more »
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2015: The Hottest Year on Record
With numerous heatwaves, raging wildfires, and a holiday season largely devoid of snow, 2015 has been declared the hottest year ever recorded globally. A new Healthy People, Healthy Places blog post reflects on the year and examines what such seasonal changes mean for public health. Learn more »
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How LHDs can Promote Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
This Preparedness Brief post discusses the health inequities facing people with disabilities and explains how LHDs can play a pivotal role in efforts to include and empower people with disabilities in their communities. Learn more »
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Upcoming Events
2016 Preparedness Summit: Register Today
Registration is now open for the 2016 Preparedness Summit; early-bird rates are available until Feb. 19. The Summit will be held 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.” Register today »
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Webinar: Consumer Education Tools to Prevent Food Poisoning
NACCHO will host this webinar on Jan. 20 to provide attendees with low-cost, community-based strategies for improving consumer food safety education and outreach. Register today »
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Health Inequity and Breastfeeding Webinar
On Jan. 12, 2:00–3:30 PM EST, NACCHO will host the webinar “Health Inequities and Structural Breastfeeding Barriers: An Overview.” The presentation will provide an overview of how LHDs can identify and address structural barriers leading to breastfeeding inequities. Register today »
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