|Call for Proposals
|1. Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grant Program: This competitive grant program offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. Through CARE, a community creates a partnership that implements solutions to reduce releases of toxic pollutants and minimize people's exposure to them. Applications are due by March 22, 2011.
2. Building Capacity to Reduce Environmental Exposures in Underserved Communities: The EPA Office of Children's Health Protection has released a solicitation for grant proposals to address children's environmental health in underserved communities by building capacity to reduce environmental exposures in child-occupied settings such as homes, schools and child care centers. Applications are due by February 28, 2011.
|Food Safety Bill Good for Public Health and Local Health Departments
|The Food Safety and Modernization Act signed into legislation January 4, 2011 by the President will strengthen an integrated system of public health agencies, including local health departments, that are responsible for safeguarding the nation's food supply through inspections, investigations, and control of foodborne illnesses outbreaks. Click here to read NACCHO's press release on the positive impact.
|Toxic Substances Web Portal
|The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has created a Toxic Substances Web Portal. The web portal can be used to learn more about toxic substances and their health effects/ exposure risks in communities.
|Advocacy Network for Healthy Housing
|The National Center for Healthy Housing has created the Grassroots Advocacy Network for Healthy Housing as part of the National Healthy Housing Action Plan. The network will help to extend healthy housing advocacy and engagement to the community and neighborhood levels.
|Report on Health Disparities and Inequalities
|Free Swimming, Pool, and Spa Resources
|Free brochures and posters on healthy swimming and chemical safety are available from the CDC. Order copies by e-mailing Chough@cdc.gov and including desired publication, quantity, mailing address, and phone number.
In addition, the National Swimming Pool Foundation will host nineteen free National Pool and Spa Training Sessions in 2011 to educate health officials about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Contact Amanda Rogers to sign up at 719-540-9119.
|Calendar of Events
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
February 3-5, 2011
Nomination Deadline for 2011 Climate Change Communicators of the Year
February 15, 2011
Active Living Research Annual Conference
February 22-24, 2011
San Diego, CA
Application Deadline for Fellowship in Food Protection
March 1, 2011
Nomination Deadline for Healthy Living Innovation Awards
March 1, 2011
Nomination Deadline for 2011 Samuel J. Crumbine Award
March 15, 2011
Application Deadline for Fight the Bite Poster Contest
April 18, 2011
Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health
May 16-27, 2011
The National Connection for Local Public Health
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
1100 17th Street, N.W., 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20036