New NACCHO Resource: ACHIEVE Compendium
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 through increased collaboration, increased and sustainable funding, and make their communities happier, healthier, and safer places to live. Click here to access the document.
Practice Facilitators and Case Managers Can Help Enhance the Primary Care Team
Efforts to redesign primary care require multiple supports. Two potential members of the primary care team-practice facilitator and care manager play distinct roles in redesigning and improving care delivery. These important, complementary roles aim to help primary care practices deliver coordinated, accessible, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, and are further examined and explained in this paper: Enhancing the Primary Care Team to Provide Redesigned Care: The Roles of Practice Facilitators and Care Managers featured in the January/February online issue of Annals of Family Medicine.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest nutrition assistance program administered by the USDA, serving more than 46 million low-income Americans per year, at a cost of more than $75 billion. The USDA asked the IOM and the National Research Council to consider whether it is feasible to objectively define the adequacy of SNAP allotments that meet the program goals and, if so, to outline the data and analyses needed to support and evidence-based assessment of SNAP adequacy.Click here to access the report
New Resource: Collaborative for Healthy Weight
Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a project of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) funded by the Affordable Care Act Prevention and Public Health Fund. The Collaborative for Healthy Weight has numerous resources and tools for communities to adapt and implement. Click here for more information