From the Management Academy Director

NACCHO (the National Association of County and City Health Officials) offers a Model Practices Program that "recognizes initiatives that demonstrate exemplary and replicable qualities in response to identified public health needs."
This year, there were 23 local health departments that received Model Practices Awards. Their projects focused on a a variety of topics, including the following that may be of interest to you:
  • Vaccination on Wheels - Take It To The Streets
  • Accreditation Preparedness
  • Ensuring a Competent Public Health Workforce
  • A Communicable Disease Prevention and Response Tool for Schools

And, in the past, a couple of North Carolina teams have also had winning entries:

  • Henderson County Health Department - Influenza Vaccination Program
  • Cabarrus County Health Alliance - Transitioning from a Public Health Department to a Public Health Authority
Have you and your staff submitted any Model Practices? Have you visited the website and searched for Model Practices within the Database? Would you be interested in contributing to a Model Practices Database reserved just for your state and their public health initiatives?