January 19, 2016 View Web Version | Text Only Version
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In the Spotlight
2016 Preparedness Summit Opening Plenary Discusses Innovations in Community Resilience
Take Action
Last Call: Submit an Abstract for the 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference
Healthcare-Associated Infection Control Funding Opportunity
2016 National Profile Study: Share Your Data
Tools and Resources
Resources for Cervical Health Awareness Month
Access NACCHO's Food Safety Toolkit
Communications Corner
News from Washington: What to Watch in 2016
Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in America’s Streets
Healthy People, Healthy Places: Flu on Call™ Goes Live at Two LHDs
Measuring Mass Fatality Preparedness: How Does Public Health Stand Up?
Upcoming Events
Webinar: Consumer Education Tools to Prevent Food Poisoning
NACCHO Annual 2016: Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity
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Public Health Dispatch, January 2016

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In the Spotlight
2016 Preparedness Summit Opening Plenary Discusses Innovations in Community Resilience
The 2016 Preparedness Summit’s opening plenary, “Innovations in Community Resilience,” was announced this week. Representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Rockefeller Foundation will share how their partnership is working to make communities more resilient after disasters. The plenary will explore public health’s integral role in their vision. This year’s summit will take place in Dallas, April 19–22. Learn more »
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Take Action
Last Call: Submit an Abstract 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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Healthcare-Associated Infection Control Funding Opportunity

A new funding opportunity from NACCHO will award at least 10 local health departments (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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2016 National Profile Study: Share Your Data
NACCHO has launched the National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study. Primary contacts at all LHDs should have received 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. Learn more »
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Tools and Resources
Resources for Cervical Health Awareness Month
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. NACCHO has compiled a variety of resources to help LHDs increase awareness of cervical cancer, the role of human papillomavirus as the leading cause of cervical cancer, and the importance of prevention and early detection in their communities. Learn more »
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Access NACCHO's Food Safety Toolkit

The NACCHO Food Safety toolkit is a free online collection of case studies, fact sheets, training materials, and other tools to help LHDs improve food safety in their communities. Learn more »

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Communications Corner
News from Washington: What to Watch in 2016
In recent issue of News from Washington, NACCHO’s Government Affairs team compiled a list of issues that may affect public health and LHDs this year. The issues include the Presidential and Congressional elections, federal funding, opioid abuse and overdose prevention, and climate change. Learn more »
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Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in America’s Streets
In a new post on the NACCHO Voice blog, NACCHO President Dr. Swannie Jett discusses gun violence as a public health issue and describes how LHDs can get involved. Learn more »
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Healthy People, Healthy Places: Flu on Call™ Goes Live at Two LHDs
NACCHO has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations to launch a pilot test of Flu on Call™, a toll-free influenza telephone helpline. The system establishes a national network of telephone triage lines that are designed to integrate with local preparedness plans. Learn more »
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Measuring Mass Fatality Preparedness: How Does Public Health Stand Up?
Expedient, safe, and sensitive handling of a mass fatality event requires extensive coordination between the many partners that make up a jurisdiction’s mass fatality infrastructure. A new article on the Preparedness Brief blog explores how LHDs can best prepare for such events. Learn more »
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Upcoming Events
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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NACCHO Annual 2016: Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity
Plan to attend NACCHO Annual 2016, July 19–21 in Phoenix. The conference offers an opportunity for LHD leaders and staff, partners, and funders to share the latest research, network with colleagues, and learn new strategies for optimizing LHD performance. Learn more »
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