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News from NACCHO

Apply to NACCHO's Model Practices Program by October 31

NACCHO's Model Practices Program is accepting applications through October 31. Share your knowledge and experience by submitting your LHD's work on tobacco, chronic disease, and more to be considered as a model or promising practice. For more information, and to apply,
click here.


Webinar: Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level, Part II
NACCHO presents the second webinar in its series, "Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level." In this installment, LHDs will discuss their successes using multi-sector approaches to building healthier communities and combating tobacco, obesity, and chronic disease. The webinar will be held Thursday, October 25, from 2-3 PM ET. Register here. Access the archived version of Part I of this webinar series here


Accepting Applications for Capacity Building Mini Grants
NACCHO invites LHDs to submit an application to the Community Guide Implementation Capacity Building program. The purpose of the program is to increase the capacity of LHDs to implement evidence-based recommendations from the Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide). Applications and budget worksheets are due December 31. Learn more
here or contact Brandie Adams with questions.


Local Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Success Stories

NACCHO is accepting submissions for its Building Successful and Sustainable Local Cancer Coalitions Compendium. The compendium will feature stories of success from LHDs who have implemented a range of activities through comprehensive cancer control coalitions at the local level. Contact Brandie Adams for more information.


Healthy Active Living for Families Resources

The Healthy Active Living for Families project incorporates parent feedback and expert recommendations into extensive Web-based resources and interactive widgets for families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. A complementary web-based Implementation Guide for pediatricians is designed to enhance obesity prevention anticipatory guidance at the point of care, ensure consistent messaging and promote delivery in a parent-friendly way. Learn more about the project here. Access the Implementation Guide here.


County Health Rankings Tool: What Works for Health

County Health Rankings and 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. Local leaders can choose a health factor of interest (i.e. tobacco use, employment, access to health care, environmental quality, etc.) and browse through the evidence ratings for particular programs, policies, or system changes that address the particular health factor of interest. Access the tool here


"Pour One Out" for Food Day

October 24 is Food Day. Celebrate with other communities across the nation by hosting a "Pour One Out" event by making a video of friends, coworkers, or students pouring out sugar-sweetened beverages in a fun, creative way. Videos will be uploaded on Facebook; view a sample video here. For more information, contact


Get Ready for the Great American Smoke Out
November 15 is the
Great American Smoke Out. Visit, developed by Legacy in partnership with Mayo Clinic, to learn about services provided through the site for those trying to quit, including a free, personalized quit plan, an online support community, and more. For resources to promote the Great American Smoke Out and smoking cessation efforts, click here   

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NCI Survivorship Funding Opportunity   

Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact  PA-12-275 (R01) Application deadline: February 5, 2013   

PA-12-274 (R21) Application deadline: February 16, 2013   

Contact Carly Parry   


Webinar: MCH Navigator   

Tuesday, October 23, from 3-4 PM ET

Food Day 2012  

Wednesday, October 24


Prevention and Public Health Fund Grant Opportunities 


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit
This edition's featured tool is the Adult Obesity Detailing Action Kit from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The kit focuses on adult obesity and contains materials in both English and Spanish, including clinical tools, resources for providers, and patient education materials.
Connect with the Chronic Disease Team

NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool to the  Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit, please contact Camillia Easley.


Find resources, policy statements, news, and more on NACCHO's Chronic Disease webpage.  


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