— Award recognizes best practices in addressing pressing public health challenges —
Washington, DC, July 6, 2020 — Today, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, named its 2020 Model Practice Award Winners, an annual recognition of programs demonstrating exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a critical local public health needs. This year, 21 outstanding local health department programs have received this recognition, addressing a broad range of public health issues, including health equity, infectious diseases, environmental health, and injury and violence prevention.
Winning projects, as determined through a competitive, peer-reviewed process, will be added to NACCHO’s Model Practice searchable online database. There, other local health departments can review these best practices and adopt them for use in their local community.
2020 Model Practice Awards Winners:
• Jefferson County Department of Health, Sexual Health Clinic
• Jefferson County Department of Health, From Day One Program
• Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Public Health Detailing as a Strategy to Address Congenital Syphilis
• Tri-County Health Department, Public Health Partnering with Local Business Communities on an Initiative for Workplace Health and Well-Being
• Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Public Health, Fentanyl Early Warning System
• Denver Public Health, Opioid Continuum of Care Model
• Jefferson County Public Health, Systems-Based Approach to Facilitate Lactation Support throughout the Community
• Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Students Preventing Unintentional Drowning (SPUD)
• Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Tobacco Free Broward Comprehensive Approach
• Florida Department of Health in Manatee County, Improving Access to Fresh Produce - Collaboration of the DOH Manatee WIC Program and the Food Bank of Manatee
• Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Step into Your Best Life - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Priority Populations
• Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Root Cause Organizational Realignment
• Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Be Well Maryland Mobile Wellness “Wellmobile”
• Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, Saint Louis County Project RESTORE
• Southern Nevada Health District, Developing Successful Health Programs for Elementary School Students with Community Partnerships
• Rogers County Health Department, Rogers County Fitness Training Program - RoCo Fit
• Crook County Health Department, Students for Public Health Policy and Systems Change
• Multnomah County Health Department, Public Health Advisory Board as Public Health Ethics Committee: Authentic Community Input Through an Equity Lens
• Public Health - Seattle & King County, Building an Innovative Community Participatory Practice to Advance Environmental Justice at the Duwamish River Superfund Site
• Monongalia County Health Department, MCHD-Grindr Partnership to Alert Grindr Users to Syphilis Outbreak
• Public Health Madison & Dane County, Institutionalizing LGBTQ+ Health Equity in Dane County, Wisconsin
If you would like more information on this year’s Model Practices, please email Model-Practices@naccho.org.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.