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Journal Supplement Explores Public Health Workforce Present and Future

Date posted: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:32 CDT

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine's November supplement, "The Public Health Workforce," is devoted to articles assessing the current state of the public health workforce and its potential for change and growth.

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Community Prevention Success Story – Community Connectors: The Missing Link

Date posted: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:38 CDT

The story features Molina Healthcare, Inc.'s work in New Mexico with Community Connectors, "liaisons between patients and clinicians that take a personal approach to assessing needs and assisting the treatment team with coordinating members care.

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Active Living By Design Shares New Resources

Date posted: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:38 CDT

Active Living By Design has released three new resources for the healthy communities field, sharing lessons learned from their work with more than 160 community coalitions and dozens of funders, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Health Equity Resource Tool Kit

Date posted: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:29 CDT

The tool kit helps public health practitioners take a systematic approach to program planning by using a health equity focus. It provides a six-step process for planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to address obesity disparities.

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CDC Web Portal for Health System Transformation

Date posted: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:46 CDT

CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) has launched a new web portal, Health System Transformation and Improvement Resources for Health Departments.

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AARP Releases Public Health and Age-Friendly Communities Issue Brief

Date posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:29 CDT

AARP released an issue brief that explores how state and local public health departments can partner with AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which promote well-designed, livable communities for all ages.

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New Community Guide Toolbox Now Available Online

Date posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:13 CDT

A new toolbox is available to help public health practitioners and community-based organizations apply evidence-based intervention strategies from the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

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Feeding America Annual Map the Meal Gap Report

Date posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:09 CDT

Feeding America has released its annual Map the Meal Gap report with state, county, and congressional district data on overall and child food insecurity rates.

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Asthma Awareness Toolkit

Date posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:03 CDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced an Asthma Awareness Toolkit which includes key messages, videos and audio podcasts, sample social media and a personal asthma action plan builder.

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Q&A: Leading Health Indicators with HHS Leader Howard Koh (Video)

Date posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:50 CDT

Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, sat down with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, this past March to talk about the Leading Health Indicators and how communities can use them to improve health.

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New NACCHO Website for the National Profile of Local Health Departments

Date posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:05 CDT

The National Association of County and City Health Officials has launched a new website for the National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study.

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Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies for Rural Communities Toolkit

Date posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:30 CDT

The "Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies for Rural Communities" toolkit is a new resource for local public health agencies concerned with childhood overweight/obesity.

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Integrating Primary Care and Public Health Resource: The Practical Playbook

Date posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57 CDT

The Practical Playbook is a stepping stone in the next transformation of health, in which primary care and public health groups collaborate to achieve population health improvement and reduced health care costs.

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A CDC Six-Step Guide for Employers for Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease & Stroke in the Workplace

Date posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:44 CDT

A six-step guide for employers discusses strategies for reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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DCH Resource Spotlight: Incorporating Health Equity into Foundational Skills of Public Health

Date posted: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:42 CDT

This resources includes lessons learned from practitioners across the nation and helps the reader think of ways to incorporate the goals of health equity into key foundational skills and practices of public health.

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2014 County Health Rankings Released

Date posted: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:30 CDT

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 2014 County Health Rankings.

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New Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners

Date posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:53 CDT

A new resource available from CDC and the Prevention Institute for community public health practitioners: A Practitioners Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease.

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Broken Promises to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 15 Years Later

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:04 CST

From the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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Return on Investments in Public Health: Saving Lives and Money

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:02 CST

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Needs Assessment of Disability in Iowa 2014

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:00 CST

The Needs Assessment of Disability in Iowa 2014 is the first analysis, by county, of the special needs and risk factors for people with disabilities.

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2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:53 CST

Recently released from NACCHO.

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myfamily App – A new, free smart phone app that helps families track health information

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:38 CST

The myfamily app helps individuals manage their families’ health through prevention information personalized for each family member – all in one simple planning tool.

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Blueprint to Advance Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:35 CST

The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint to help organizations reduce disparities and improve health care quality, while serving our nation's diverse communities.

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Winnable Battles News You Can Use Newsletter

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:31 CST

Winnable Battles News You Can Use newsletter was created to share innovative practices from around CDC and among its partners & public health colleagues. The newsletter also highlights tools & strategies that may inform important public health work.

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What's Good for Health is Good for Business: Engaging the Business Community in Prevention Efforts

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:24 CST

This resource guide from the Prevention Institute is for public health departments and coalitions outlines the steps involved in forging successful community prevention partnerships with local businesses.

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Health in All Policies: Resource Provides Tools for Championing the Concept

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:20 CST

Health in All Policies: Strategies to Promote Innovative Leadership describes a collaborative approach to improving the health of individuals and communities that integrates and articulates health considerations into policymaking across sectors.

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NACCHO Resource: ACHIEVE Compendium

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:16 CST

Building Healthier Communities: Local Health Departments Implement the ACHIEVE Initiatives, is a compendium of success stories highlighting how NACCHO's ACHIEVE Communities have been able to positively impact their community.

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Healthy Weight Collaborative Action Kit

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:13 CST

The Collaborative for Healthy Weight has numerous resources and tools for communities to adapt and implement.

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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:09 CST

A new book has hit our bookshelves of interest to you, Investing in What Works for America's Communities: Essays on People, Place and Purpose.

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Roadmap to Reduce Disparities: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:03 CST

A six-step Roadmap to Reduce Disparities can help you fit reducing disparities into all health care quality improvement efforts.

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County Health Roadmaps

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:57 CST

Learn about tools and resources to improve community health. Many people are familiar with the County Health Rankings, but have you heard about the County Health Roadmaps?

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Managing Change and Leading Through Transitions: A Guide for Community & Public Health Practitioners

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:53 CST

This guide was developed to bridge the gap in offering specific information and assistance related to addressing change and sustaining community-level efforts, and providing an introductory resource on the topics for practitioners to draw from.

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New Journal Connects Transportation and Public Health

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:42 CST

The new Journal of Transport & Health features research on the many interactions between transport and health.

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Where We Live Matters For Our Health: Neighborhoods and Health Brief from RWJF

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:35 CST

The health brief of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission on Health, Where We Live Matters for Our Health: Neighborhoods and Health, gives a good overview of how neighborhoods we live in shape our behaviors and influence our health.

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Using Health Information Technology (HIT) to Improve Rural Health Care: A Case Study

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:30 CST

A new case study published by The Commonwealth Fund examines the work of the Colorado Beacon Consortium, part of the federally-funded Beacon Community Program.

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The Social Determinants of Health – A Toolkit for Collaboration

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:24 CST

The Association of Academic Health Centers released a new, online toolkit to help leaders in health care recognize the health impact of factors such as education, income, and housing, and take action to address them.

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Collaborative Planning Tool for Public Health Organizations – Leading Through Health System Change

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:20 CST

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) released the final version of Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity, a new tool to help public health organizations adapt to the changing health-care environment.

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3 Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker’s Job Easier: A Screencast Series

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:16 CST

Part I and II of NACCHO's screencast series, "Three Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker's Job Easier," is now available.

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NACCHO Resource Center for LHD Evidence-based and Cross-Sector Prevention

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:11 CST

NACCHO released a new resource center that simplifies how local health departments (LHDs) can integrate evidence into their planning and assessment efforts.

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Local Health Departments' Roadmap to Health and Wellness

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:07 CST

NACCHO announced the release of a new factsheet, titled National Prevention Strategy Simplified: Local Health Departments' Roadmap to Health and Wellness.

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Evaluation Toolkit for MCH Agencies

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:04 CST

The Evaluation Toolkit is designed to help maternal and child health (MCH) professionals easily access high-quality information and resources on evaluation.

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U.S. Local Health Departments Honored for Innovation – Check out these best practices!

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:01 CST

During its annual conference in Dallas, the National Association of County and City Health Officials recognized three LHDs - one each for small, medium and large populations - for outstanding uses of data and technology.

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Online Cultural Competency Tool for Local Public Health Agencies

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:54 CST

Clearview360, from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has a new tool that assesses the cultural competency of healthcare organizations.

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A Community Health Practitioner Workbook

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:48 CST

Community health practitioners and their partners can use this workbook to learn more about the role of community culture in environmental change efforts by reviewing the best practices, community profiles, guided questions, and key resources.

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Road Map Offers Guidance for Improving Availability of Preventive Services in Communities

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:44 CST

The Roadmap is a resource for future research into and evaluation of the design and implementation of effective relationships between primary care practices & community organizations to promote increased availability of clinical preventive services.

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AMCHP-CDC Skills-building Suite: Evidence-based Practice: Moving along the Continuum from Selection

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:39 CST

AMCHP, in partnership with Community Guide staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hosted the AMCHP-CDC Skill-building Suite: Evidence-based Programs: Moving along the Continuum from Selection to Sustainability.

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Public Health Newswire from APHA

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:53 CST

Public Health Newswire, a leading online news source, helps you follow important public health issues facing communities across the country.

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New Report Looks at Health Innovation

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:45 CST

A study by the firm of Ernest and Young examined some of the key issues that need to be addressed in order to develop innovative policies leading to improvements in the way health care services are delivered and/or paid for.

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CDC Learning Connection – Improve Your Public Health Knowledge and Skills

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:40 CST

The CDC Learning Connection provides free access to learning products and training resources from across the public health community.

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Reducing Health Care Disparities: Collection and Use of Race, Ethnicity and Language Data

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:37 CST

A new guide is available from the Equity of Care initiative: Reducing Health Care Disparities: Collection and Use of Race, Ethnicity and Language Data.

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NCOA Offers 'Aging in Community' Resource Kit

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:32 CST

Affordable housing. Transportation. Quality health care. Does your community have what it takes to help older adults age well? Use the National Council On Aging’s (NCOA) 2013 United States of Aging Resource Kit to find out.

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ASTHO Article on Reintegrating Healthcare and Public Health

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:26 CST

The new article from ASTHO discusses Montero's President's Challenge and how public health can play a role in transforming health systems and work toward a shared vision for population health.

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What Works for Health

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:40 CST

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps released What Works for Health, an online searchable menu of policies and programs focusing on factors that make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

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Public Health Infographic

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:37 CST

A new Public Health Infographic was released by the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) on behalf of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The infographic is an excellent tool to show the positive impact of public health.

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Free Resources on Comparative Effectiveness Research – AHRQ Partnership

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:20 CST

AHRQ created a number of free resources for clinicians and patients to help them compare the effectiveness of treatment options for numerous illnesses, many of them chronic in nature, such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit

Date posted: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:51 CST

In an effort to help rural communities better address the current obesity epidemic, the Rural Assistance Center launched a Rural Obesity Prevention toolkit.

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Strategic Planning Toolkit for Local Public Health Agencies

Date posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:06 CST

The Strategic Planning Toolkit for Local Public Health Agencies was developed as a joint effort of IPHA, ICPHA, IDPH and UMPHTC.

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The Raising of America Documentary Series

Date posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:10 CST

The Raising of America Documentary Series will soon be available in 2014. A sneak preview is available.

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Screening and Counseling for Interpersonal and Domestic Violence

Date posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:03 CST

The federal Office of Women's Health (OWH) released a new fact sheet: Health Care Providers' Role in Screening and Counseling for Interpersonal and Domestic Violence.

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National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Toolkit

Date posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:00 CST

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released an updated toolkit: National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Toolkit.

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New Publication Released from The Prevention Institute and APHA – Championing Change

Date posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:52 CST

The Prevention Institute and APHA released a new publication: Championing Change – Elected Officials Act Locally To Make Their Communities Healthier.

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