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STAR Community Index

STAR Communities plans to release the STAR Community Index, the nation's first standard for sustainable communities, on October 1st. The index includes information on goals and objectives that either directly address public health and safety (Active Living, Food Access & Nutrition, Health System Capacity, Water for Human Use, etc.) or indirectly impact key community health and safety issues (Transportation Choices, Housing, Compact & Complete Communities, Climate Adaption, etc.).


Star Communities is currently seeking cities/counties interested in engaging in a pilot program for 2012-13 to test their reporting tool and the rating system aspect of the program. STAR Pilot Communities will be the first to be rated in the system and may earn a certification level. 


Email to RSVP for an informational meeting on the pilot program on July 31st at 2:00 PM EDT.


To view the Expressions of Interest form, FAQs, and other resources, click here.


Calendar of Events  


NCSL Legislative Summit

Aug. 6-9, Chicago


NALBOH 20th Annual Conference

Aug. 8-10, Atlanta

NACCHO's Environmental Health Toolkits

ToolboxNACCHO's Climate Change, Food Safety, Healthy Community Design, and PACE-EH Toolkits offer downloadable tools and resources for local health departments. These toolkits connect local health departments with tools and resources to help support environmental health functions, projects, and activities.
NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool to the Environmental Health Toolkits, contact Jacques Colon.


The National Connection for Local Public Health

The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local public health departments.


National Association of County and City Health Officials

1100 17th Street, NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20036