NACCHO Injury Prevention Newsletter
News, Resources, and Events for Local Health Departments

October 2011

In This Issue
2012 Model Practice Submissions
Safe, Healthy, and Active Transportation Toolkit
Webinar: Nonprodit Advocacy Organizations and Safe Routes to School
Webinar: Distracted Driving Laws
October is Health Literacy Month!
ACHIEVE Request for Applications
Accreditation Support Initiative
2012 National Health Promotion Summit
New! NACCHO's IVP Webpage
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2012 Model Practice Submissions-Now Open!
NACCHO is now accepting model practice applications, from October 10 through November 11. Is your LHD doing something innovative to address the causes of injury and violence? If so, consider submitting an application to NACCHO's Model Practice program. This program has honored innovative LHD programs since 2003. If you have any questions concerning the Model Practice program, please e-mail the NACCHO membership team. For more information, visit NACCHO's website.
Safe, Healthy, and Active Transportation Toolkit

This toolkit features select presentations, seminal articles, case studies, fact sheets, and other resources designed to support public health professionals in enhancing Smart Growth, livability, and improved built environment efforts. Focusing on transportation, land use, and public health, this toolkit provides critical evidence linking health and transportation. 

Webinar: Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations and
Safe Routes to School
This webinar will discuss how nonprofit advocacy organizations have implemented the Safe Routes to School Campaign. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 1-2 PM EDT. Register for the webinar online.
Webinar: Distracted Driving Laws

The Public Health Law Network is sponsoring this webinar, which will discuss the scope of distracted driving, evaluate the evolution of state laws aimed at addressing distracted driving, and explore the divergence between public health theory and current laws. Distracted Driving Laws: Where Are We? Where Should We Be Going? will be held Thursday, October 20, 1-2 PM EDT.

October is Health Literacy Month

Learn more about health literacy by taking free health literacy courses from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

ACHIEVE Request for Applications

NACCHO announces a request for applications for ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental changE). Local health departments are invited to apply to become an ACHIEVE community. Three new communities (mentees) and three current ACHIEVE communities (mentors) will be selected. Both potential applicants must submit a joint application. For more information about ACHIEVE and to apply, please visit the ACHIEVE website.

Accreditation Support Initiative

NACCHO is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for public health departments and organizations that provide technical assistance for accreditation (e.g. Public Health Institutes and SACCHOs) to prepare for or undertake accreditation activities. Eligible applicants must identify an area of need around accreditation readiness and must demonstrate how they will use these funds to address this need and be better prepared to achieve accreditation. Applications are due by Friday, October 28. An informational call outlining this funding opportunity will be held on Monday, October 17, at 4PM ET. 

2012 National Health Promotion Summit

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is requesting innovative disease prevention and health promotion programs for presentation at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit, taking place April 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC. This Summit will highlight the vast number of disease prevention and health promotion efforts that are working to improve the health of all Americans. Abstracts are due October 24 by midnight central time.
NACCHO's Injury & Violence Prevention Webpage
All of the information included in this newsletter, and much more, is now available online! NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) project webpage has been recently redesigned and updated. Visit the IVP project webpage for the latest news, resources, events, and funding opportunities available to local health departments (LHDs). These subject areas will be updated weekly, so be sure to check back frequently to get the latest information. The project webpage will serve as a replacement for biweekly email updates, but you will continue to receive this monthly IVP newsletter. Please email us any questions or feedback.