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NACCHO at the National Environmental Health Association's Annual Educational Conference in New Orleans

Jul 25, 2023 | Anu Varma

Posters

Engaging Local Health Departments to Identify Food Safety Best Practices During a Public Health Emergency

6 PM July 31 - 4 PM local time August 1 | On Display in Churchill Room

Learn about the challenges identified by local health departments as impacting food safety practices at the local level during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will walk away with recommendations on how retail food regulatory programs can improve retail food safety activities and strengthen their preparedness for the next public health emergency.

Timeliness to Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS)

6 PM July 31 - 4 PM local time August 1 | On Display in Churchill Room

Learn about how FDA funded grant programs help retail food regulatory programs increase enrollment and participation in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. NACCHO will share the results of a study conducted on how participating in these grant programs have impacted the amount of time it takes food regulatory programs to submit the required self-assessment and verification audit documentation. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the role that grant programs play in building capacity to protect food safety.

Presentation or Panel Sessions

Retail Program Standards Networks: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for the Retail Food Regulatory Association Collaborative

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM | Grand Salon 7 and 10 (also livestreamed)

Learn about how Program Standards Networks help retail food regulatory programs collaborate on food safety issues and increase conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. NACCHO and CFP will share the results of their study conducted on how networks help to enhance local food safety programs. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the role that networks play in retail food regulatory programs as well as strategies, best practices, and lessons learned by those who have participated in networks.

Sharing Our Experiences: What It’s Like to Participate in the RFFM Mentorship Program

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:50 AM local time | Grand Salon 15 (in person only)

Learn from the first two cohorts of the Mentorship Program under the RFFM! This is an opportunity to hear stories from mentorship participants and to ask questions if you’re wondering what it’s like to be a mentor or be mentored. NACCHO will be leading a discussion with a panel of mentorship participants and creating a space for discussion between panelists and audience members. This will be a great opportunity to decide if your jurisdiction is ready to jump into the mentorship program!

What’s Mentorship All About: Learn About the NEHA-FDA RFFM RPS Mentorship Program Through Speed Dating with NACCHO

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM local time | Grand Salon 15 (in person only)

Are you thinking about enrolling in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards? Do you think achieving conformance with the Retail Program Standards is too daunting and that you’ll need help before progress can be made? Have you progressed through multiple Standards and want to pass your knowledge on to others? Mentorship is for you! Join us for an opportunity to speak with other professionals in the field who can answer your questions about the Retail Program Standards and Mentorship in this Speed Dating session hosted by NACCHO!

Successes of the Past 10 Years: 10 Year Evaluation of NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program

Thursday, August 3, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM | Grand Salon 12 (in person only)

Learn about how the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Mentorship Program has improved local health departments’ conformance with the standards, identified in a study conducted by NACCHO. Attendees will learn about how the resources, guidance, and recommendations shared between participants have supported LHDs in their efforts to progress through the VNRFRPS and build capacity to improve food safety programs.

Go to the NEHA AEC Digital Agenda to learn more or search “NEHA 2023 AEC” in your mobile’s app store to download the conference app and save these sessions to your agenda!

Exhibit Booth

Stop by Booth #310 to visit the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR). We’ll be bearing complementary take-home copies of our 3rd Edition Guidelines, Toolkit (to help you implement the guidelines), and other resources to meet your health department’s foodborne illness response needs.


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About Anu Varma

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Anupama Varma is a Communications Specialist for Environmental Health at NACCHO.

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