NACCHO strives to recognize the best local public health practices in the country. This is why we created the Model Practices Awards.
NACCHO’s Model Practices Program nationally honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practice and shares the outstanding practices through the Model Practices Database. By submitting a practice, LHDs contribute to the overall improvement of public health through effective evidence-based practice methods.
Model Practices are awarded to local health departments across the country for implementing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable outcomes in response to an identified public health need. Promising Practices are exciting approaches and strategies to local public health issues that are on track to becoming Model Practices. Each awarded practice was reviewed by a committee of peers, made up of other local health department professionals, and selected from a competitive collection of applications.
The application period for the 2021 Model Practices Program will open in November 2020. To learn more about the upcoming application cycle, register here to join us for the Informational Webinar on Thursday, November 5th at 2 PM ET.
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2018 Winner: Harris County
Harris County won several Model Practice awards in 2018. One of their winning projects was related to their response efforts after Hurricane Harvey.
2018 Winner: Cobb and Douglas
Cobb and Douglas won an 2018 Model Practices Award for their project to start a 501(c)3 organization in order to diversify public health funding.
The practices listed below have been awarded for 2020.
If you have any questions concerning the Model Practices program please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of NACCHO’s Model Practices team will get back with you.