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- Thirteen Health Departments Achieve Initial Accreditation; Four Become the First to Achieve Reaccreditation4/11/2019 9:04:00 AMAs of March 29, 2019, a total of 257 health departments have achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), bringing the benefits of PHAB accreditation to 79% of the US population. In another major milestone for PHAB's national accreditation program, four health departments this week became the first to successfully achieve national reaccreditation through PHAB, thereby extending their accreditation status for another five years. Congratulations to the following on their achievements: Franklin County Health Department (KY), Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, West Allis Health Department, (WI), Albany County Department of Health (NY), Allen County Public Health (OH), Cabell-Huntington Health Department (WV), Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center Community Health Department (WI), Georgia Department of Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health (CO), Johnson County Public Health, (IA), Louisiana Office of Public Health (LA), Panhandle Health District (ID), Pennsylvania Department of Health, Putnam County Health Department (OH), Rockland County Department of Health (NY), San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (CA), and Tuscarawas County Health Department (OH).
- Public Health Improvement Training- Registration 4/2/2019 10:41:00 AMRegistration is open for the 17th Annual Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)! Join CDC, CSTLTS, and our national partners June 12- 13 in New Orleans for a series of hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and leadership trainings. Registration is open until May 17 2019 or until capacity is reached.
- Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities 3/28/2019 9:38:00 AMCDC's Injury Center has launched a new web page - Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. This page brings together all of the Center's current resources and information on injury prevention work in tribal communities. These resources can be used in conjunction with the traditions, languages, spiritual practices, connection to elders and social ties that tribal communities already use to prevent injuries in Indian Country.
- New NACCHO Website Tool: the Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments 3/26/2019 10:41:00 AMAs part of the CDC-funded Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Project, NACCHO is created a toolkit with resources that can support public health professionals and their local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts. The Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments classifies resources in five topic areas-monitoring and surveillance, prevention, harm reduction and response, linkages to care, and stakeholders and partnerships.
- CDC Releases Widget to Help Reduce Injuries from Car Crashes 3/25/2019 9:12:00 AMCDC is releasing a widget in support of the Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States. The widget provides states with a summary of which of 14 evidence-based interventions are currently being used in each state, as well as the ones that could be implemented. The widget also provides state-specific information about each intervention, such as number of preventable injuries, number of lives that could be saved, monetary benefit, and implementation costs.
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