May 21, 2013 View Web Version | Text Only Version
NACCHO Connect
The Local Public Health Link to the National Perspective
In This Issue
News from NACCHO
Lessons in Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
NACCHO's Podcast with NY State Preparedness Director Michael J. Primeau
Could Your Agency be the Local Health Department of the Year?
Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO Webinar on the Status of Federal Funding for Public Health
Community Health Highlights
Increasing Healthy Food Access among Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Connect with NACCHO's Chronic Disease Team
Environmental Health Highlights
NACCHO Webinar: Integrating Climate Change and Public Health Preparedness
One-on-One Consulting from NACCHO to Build Healthy Communities
Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Archived Webinar: Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department
Strategic Planning Resources
Preparedness Highlights
Planning for Avian Influenza A (H7N9)
Emergency Procurement Strategies for LHDs
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News from NACCHO
Lessons in Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The latest post on the NACCHO Voice blog features an interview with Terry Allan, Health Commissioner of Cuyahoga County Board of Health and NACCHO President, about his local health department’s (LHD’s) nationally replicated childhood lead poisoning prevention program. Learn more »

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NACCHO's Podcast with NY State Preparedness Director Michael J. Primeau

NACCHO’S latest podcast features an interview with Michael J. Primeau, Director for the Office of Health Emergency Preparedness at the New York State Health Department, to discuss emergency response efforts during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and Tropical Storm Lee. Learn more »

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Could Your Agency be the Local Health Department of the Year?

NACCHO’s new Local Health Department of the Year Award honors the outstanding accomplishments of LHDs across the country for their innovation, creativity, and impact on communities. Apply before May 31. Learn more »

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Advocacy and Public Affairs
NACCHO Webinar on the Status of Federal Funding for Public Health

On May 7, NACCHO held a webinar for the Congressional Action Network about current funding and sequester cuts that will affect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and information on how LHDs can take action. A recording and slides are available. Learn more »

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Community Health Highlights
Increasing Healthy Food Access among Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This NACCHO webinar, to be held June 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT, explores a collaboration between Schenectady County (NY) Public Health Services and Schenectady ARC to address obesity and related health burdens that disproportionately affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NACCHO recognized the program as a Model Practice in 2012. Learn more »

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Connect with NACCHO's Chronic Disease Team

NACCHO welcomes requests for chronic disease prevention planning and technical assistance from any LHD. Send your requests to chronicdisease@naccho.org »

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Environmental Health Highlights
NACCHO Webinar: Integrating Climate Change and Public Health Preparedness

NACCHO is hosting a webinar on Integrating Climate Change and Public Health Preparedness on May 23 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM EDT. This webinar will provide local, state, and federal preparedness professionals and LHD directors with information and strategies to incorporate climate change considerations into their everyday work.  Learn more »

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One-on-One Consulting from NACCHO to Build Healthy Communities

For a limited time, NACCHO will offer free one-on-one consulting on four focus areas for building healthy communities: healthy comprehensive planning; health impact assessment; health in all policies; and community/street-scale urban design. Your LHD may qualify for free consulting time through September. Learn more »

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Infrastructure and Systems Highlights
Archived Webinar: Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department

View an archived webinar, held by NACCHO on April 30, to learn about Chicago Department of Public Health's use of big data and Johns Hopkins University's research on the use of social media as a new data source for public health. More »

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Strategic Planning Resources

NACCHO has a variety of strategic planning resources available to LHDs that are preparing for accreditation. The resources include webinars, workbooks, toolkits, and trainings. Learn more »

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Preparedness Highlights
Planning for Avian Influenza A (H7N9)

NACCHO has launched a new webpage featuring resources for LHDs preparing for H7N9. The page contains administrative preparedness reports from NACCHO, updates from CDC and the World Health Organization, and the top 10 tips to prepare for a pandemic response. View the page »

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Emergency Procurement Strategies for LHDs

A new report from NACCHO establishes what impact an emergency may have on the procurement process within LHDs. The report offers specific examples of how some health departments addressed their procurement challenges and the five factors influencing the ability of LHDs to expedite the procurement process. Read the report »

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