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NACCHO Announces the 2022 Model and Promising Practice Award Winners

Jul 20, 2022 | Theresa Spinner

“We are proud to recognize the 2022 Model and Promising Practice Awards as a showcase of the best and brightest in local public health. Winners display excellence in a diverse range of topics including issues such as veterans’ health, overdose prevention, and many more issues,” said NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman.

Award recognizes best practices in addressing pressing public health challenges —

Washington, DC, July 20, 2022 — Today, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, named its 2022 Model and Promising Practice Award Winners, an annual recognition of local public health best practices. This year, five outstanding local health department programs have been recognized as Model Practices and sixteen programs have been recognized as Promising Practices. Videos describing each of the 2022 Model Practices can be found here. Videos describing the 2022 Innovative practices are here. The awards will be presented during the 2022 NACCHO360 Annual Conference in Atlanta on July 20, 2022.

Model Practices are programs demonstrating exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a critical local public health need, and Promising Practices have demonstrated exciting approaches and strategies to local public health issues that are on track to becoming Model Practices.

“While much of the attention has been on the COVID-19 pandemic, local health departments have continued to support their communities across a host of programmatic areas and public health challenges. It is a phenomenal effort on the part of local health departments to be responding to a pandemic and still be innovating, spreading, and sharing best practices in the midst of crisis,” said NACCHO’s Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman. “We are proud to recognize the 2022 Model and Promising Practice Awards as a showcase of the best and brightest in local public health. Winners display excellence in a diverse range of topics including issues such as veterans’ health, overdose prevention, and many more issues.”

Winning projects as determined through a competitive, peer-reviewed process will be added to NACCHO’s Model Practice searchable online database. There, other public health leaders can review these best practices and adopt them for use in their community.

2022 Model Practice Awards Winners:

California
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, RecoverLA, A Los Angeles County Guide to Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Resources

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Public Health Councils Program to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission in Workplaces

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention, The Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI): Putting the Public Back in Public Safety

Florida
Florida Department of Health in Duval County, Peer Overdose Interventions in the Hospital Setting

Illinois
Lake County Health Department, Communicable Diseases Program, COVID-19 Response

2022 Promising Practice Awards Winners:

California
Alameda County Public Health Department, CHS Division, Alameda County Nutrition Services Healthy Retail Program

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Insights from the LAC DPH Youth Advisory Council: A Model for Replicability

Colorado
Tri-County Health Department, Syndromic Surveillance (SyS) Data Sharing for School-Based Prevention Initiative

Florida
Florida Department of Health in Baker County, Promoting Adolescent Immunizations Through Collaboration with Community Partners

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, Implementing Overdose Prevention Strategies at the Local Level

The Department of Health in Pinellas County, Safe Baby Program

Michigan
Ottawa County Department of Public Health, Partnering for Success: Outreach to Achieve Health Equity

Minnesota
Hennepin County Public Health, Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless PrEP Pilot

Missouri
Clay County Public Health Center, Whole Community COVID Vaccination Planning and Implementation with Champions of Our AFN Populations

Nevada
Southern Nevada Health District, Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing in Southern Nevada

New York
Nassau County Department of Health, Keeping Schools Open in a Pandemic, School Year 2020-2021

Ohio
Hamilton County Public Health, Peer Recovery Employment Program

Columbus Public Health, Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan Partners’, Walk-in for Recovery

Texas
Denton County Public Health, Diabetes Education and Case Management Program

Virginia
Fairfax County Health Department, Achieving Vaccine Equity through Data and Collaboration

Washington
Clark County Public Health, A One Health Approach to Harmful Algal Bloom Education and Outreach

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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.


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About Theresa Spinner

Theresa Spinner is the Director, Media and Public Relations at NACCHO.

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