NACCHO members are informed of emerging issues and empowered to participate in public health advocacy through the following:
- Electronic Action Alerts on key public health issues;
- "Notes from Washington," a column published in each issue of Public Health Dispatch and available in the members'' corner of our website;
- Online Legislative Action Center; and
- Press release templates and policy fact sheets, providing talking points for interacting with reporters.
- Discount on subscriptions to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Call 800-638-3030 today to begin your bi-monthly subscription to the JPHMP.
- Discount on Readytalk audio, Web conferencing, and webinar services. Contact Betsy Wells at 303-209-1553 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on your customized and discounted pricing.
- Reduced conference and exhibition fees for NACCHO Annual.
- Special rates at Club Quarters hotels with locations in major cities worldwide, along with special rates for friends and family.
- Free or reduced advertising rates in NACCHO publications.
Newsletters and Periodicals
- NACCHO Exchange, a quarterly journal highlighting effective, proven local public health practices.
- Free and discounted NACCHO publications and assessment tools.
- Public Health Dispatch, a monthly newsletter offering tools and resources directly relevant to local public health practice.
- Up-to-date information on pressing public health issues and federal legislation.
Professional Development Resources
NACCHO develops tools, publications, and training programs with strong member involvement, ensuring a practice-relevant approach. Members have access to the following tools and many more at substantial savings—in many cases, free of charge.
- Toolbox: A free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community.
- Model Practice Database: An online, searchable collection of innovative best practices across public health areas. Model Practices help LHDs to benefit from colleagues'' experiences, learn what works, get strategies on how to re-implement effective programs with good results, and save time and resources.
- Access to public health infrastructure publications and resources that enable LHDs to perform their core functions and essential services.
- Achieving Healthier Communities through MAPP: A User''s Handbook: Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) assists LHDs with a community-wide strategic planning process for improving community health. Worksheets and tips from current MAPP users are included.
- Training and workshop opportunities.
- Eligibility for NACCHO Model Practices Awards: NACCHO''s Model Practice Program honors and recognizes outstanding local health practices from across the nation and shares and promotes these practices among LHDs.
Networking and Engagement Opportunities
- NACCHO Annual Conference: Over 1,000 health officials and top decision-makers in the field of public health attend NACCHO''s Annual, which provides a fertile ground for education, discussion, and networking.
- Peer Assistance Network (PAN): A free, online service for public health practitioners, PAN provides opportunities for referral services, formal advising relationships, and technical assistance.
- Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH): PACE EH provides a venue for the exchange of advice and support among peers involved in a community-based environmental health assessment process.
Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
- The right to vote, hold office, and represent NACCHO in an official capacity.
- Eligibility to serve on national advisory committees.
- Opportunity to submit articles for inclusion in NACCHO Exchange or Public Health Dispatch.
- Speaking opportunities at NACCHO''s Annual Conference. Eligibility for NACCHO awards and funding.
- Linkages to federal partners.