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NACCHO HIA Mentorship Project: Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement

NACCHO is partnering with the Health Impact Project to increase the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) among local health departments (LHDs). LHDs supported under the project will receive peer-to-peer assistance and intensive technical support. NACCHO is seeking applicants for both HIA mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be paired according to technical assistance needs and abilities. Applications are due for mentors (August 9, 2013) and mentees (August 16, 2013). Click here for more information. 


NACCHO Offers Course on Social Justice for the Public Health Workforce

NACCHO is pleased to offer Roots of Health Inequity, a web-based course and learning collaborative about social justice in public health practice. Public health practitioners are using Roots of Health Inequity to inspire passion among staff members and students. Click

here to learn more about how to register and participate.    


NACCHO Seeks Examples of Local Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans for Inclusion in New Toolkit

With funding from the CDC, NACCHO is preparing to release its Toolkit for Building Successful and Sustainable Cancer Coalitions. This resource is designed to build LHD capacity for local implementation of comprehensive cancer control activities in collaboration with state partners. You can help NACCHO to provide LHDs with valuable tools that will further the work of local cancer coalitions by submitting a tool or resource to the toolkit.


NACCHO is seeking to include examples of local cancer plans and stories from the field about how LHDs have partnered with state entities to prevent cancer at the local level. 


If you have a local cancer plan, success story, or other resource that will be helpful to LHDs implementing cancer control activities, please submit them to Brandie Adams for inclusion in the toolkit.

Opportunity for Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today its draft Research Plan on aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events. The draft Research Plan is available for review and public comment from July 11-August 7, 2013. To review the draft Research Plan and submit comments, click here.

Call for Abstracts for the National Reduce Tobacco Use Conference 2014
The National Reduce Tobacco Use Conference 2014 seeks plenary, sub-plenary, and concurrent session presenters to provide attendees with effective and replicable strategies for preventing and reducing the use of tobacco products among youth and young adults. Click here for more information on how to share your expertise and submit an online abstract application. Deadline for abstracts is August 8, 2013.  
Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

The Policy Opportunities Tool is designed to showcase the various policy strategies that support healthy active living for children and families. This tool is designed for healthcare professionals who have experience in advocacy and are interested in focusing their advocacy efforts on obesity prevention.


To access more tools and resources, visit the Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit.  


NACCHO Supports the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

NACCHO is partnering with the YMCA to increase public awareness of prediabetes among older adults. To learn more about the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, prediabetes, and what LHDs can do to join the fight against prediabetes, take a look at NACCHO's new factsheet on the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.   


NACCHO Factsheet on the National Prevention Strategy

NACCHO is pleased to announce the release of a new factsheet, titled National Prevention Strategy Simplified: Local Health Departments' Roadmap to Health and Wellness. This factsheet describes how NPS can support LHDs in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of integrated chronic disease prevention efforts with specific recommendations and actions for carrying out NPS Strategic Directions and Priorities. Download a copy of the factsheet here.      


New School Procurement Policy Brief and Fact Sheets
The Public Health Law Center of Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a policy brief and related facts sheets called Feeding America's Children: Navigating the Complicated Terrain and Practical Challenges of Federal School Nutrition Programs.   


The brief and fact sheets were developed to provide school food stakeholder audiences, such as public health and others, a better understanding of the school food environment. By understanding the school food system, those who support serving nutritious food in schools will be in a better position to identify opportunities for collaboration, build new partnerships, and obtain critical resources. Click here to access these documents.

Smokefree Resources Added to the Policy Depot
The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention collaborated with the Global Smokefree Partnership to bring more than 150 smokefree resources onto the Policy Depot. Ranging from local to global in scope, the resources include articles, guides, reports, and presentations produced by the Global Smokefree Partnership and its partners throughout the world. To sign up for a free account and view the resources, click here


New York City Department of Health New Report Highlights Diabetes Death Rates at an All-Time High for New York City 

A recently released report by the New York City Department of Health reveals that the number of diabetes-related deaths in the city for 2011 was 5,695, an all-time high. These deaths include those in which diabetes is classified as the underlying cause of death and those that classified diabetes as a contributing cause. According to the report, one person dies of diabetes-related causes every 90 minutes, amounting to 16 deaths a day in New York City. To access the full report, click here.  


New Research Review Reveals Consumers Want Menu Labeling

As the Food and Drug Administration works to finalize national menu labeling regulations, a new research review by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from Healthy Eating Research shows most consumers want menu labeling at the point of purchase in restaurants and cafeterias.


Other findings from the review of nearly 50 studies published between 2008 and 2012 show that customers notice menu labels at the point of purchase, and those labels increase their awareness of nutritional information. The review also shows that the impact of menu labeling may be greater among women and on higher-calorie items. To access the full research review, click here.