News from NACCHO
Seeking Chronic Disease Subject Matter Experts
NACCHO is recruiting for the Healthy Living and Prevention workgroup member appointments for the 2013-2014 term. The Healthy Living and Prevention Workgroup is comprised of local health officials and programmatic staff with chronic disease policy and/or built environment expertise, is the advisory group for NACCHO's chronic disease projects. The workgroup (1) helps define NACCHO's chronic disease priorities and policies; (2) provides guidance on how NACCHO can best assist LHDs to address these priorities; and (3) provide guidance on federal/national chronic disease initiatives. Regular communication with the workgroup is essential to informing NACCHO's work and the work of NACCHO's partners.
Currently seeking experts in the following areas:
- Chronic Disease Epidemiology
- Research and Evaluation
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Obesity and Nutrition
For details, please click here to access the online application and information on how to apply. We hope you will consider contributing to our exciting work.
New Chronic Disease Policy Statements
Two new NACCHO policy statements were approved by the Board of Directors at their February meeting. The new policy statements are:
A compendium of NACCHO chronic disease policy recommendations can be found here.
NACCHO and the Community Guide
NACCHO aims to improve the adoption and use of evidence-based approaches to preventive services among Local Health Departments (LHDs) by promoting the use of The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide).
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide), is a free resource designed to help identify evidence-based programs, practices, and policies to improve health and prevent disease, injury, and disability in the community. To access the findings and recommendations, please visit NACCHO's Community Prevention Task Force page.
Healthy Food Access Webinar
On April 4, PolicyLink will host "Food Access & Health Impacts: Trends and New Research" at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Participants will learn how new research and evaluation practices are helping to generate innovative solutions that stimulate change in local communities. Presenters include Giridhar Mallya, MD, Director of Policy and Planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health.