In the Spotlight
NACCHO received a large number of applications for the 2013 Model Practices. Applications will be reviewed over the winter and applicants will be notified of their status when final designations are made in March.
The Model Practices Database
Since 2003, the NACCHO’s Model Practices honors initiatives—including programs, resources and tools—that demonstrate how local health departments and their community partners can effectively collaborate to address local public health concerns. Ten years and hundreds of practices later, NACCHO introduces several interactive review features to the Model Practices Database.
The Model Practices Database is a resource to
1. Get an idea: find proven initiatives, programs, resources, administrative practices and tools that address local public health needs
2. Give an idea: submit an application about your innovative program or practice developed to meet a particular public health program or concern.
3. Try an idea: don’t reinvent the wheel, put a practice to the test in your community
4. Evaluate an idea: what did you think? Leaving feedback leads to continuous quality improvement.
5. Reference an idea: when you refer to the Model Practices Database in a speech or a paper, you’re sharing what works in local public health.
Click here for a step-by-step video of the new Model Practices Database review features.
2012 Model and Promising Practice Awardees
NACCHO is pleased to honor the 2012 recipients of Model Practice and Promising Practice awards, which will be available in the online, searchable Model Practices database.