Model Practices

​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 2021 Model Practices Program application has closed. The awardees will be announced at the NACCHO 360 Conference this summer.

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The practices listed below have been awarded for 2020.

Presented to for an innovative program
Anne Arundel County Health Department Be Well Maryland Mobile Wellness "Wellmobile"
Crook County Health Department Students for Public Health Policy and Systems Change
Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Public Health Fentanyl Early Warning System
Denver Public Health Opioid Continuum of Care Model
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
Jefferson County Department of Health Jefferson County Department of Health From Day One Program
Jefferson County Department of Health Sexual Health Clinic
Jefferson County Public Health Systems-Based Approach to Facilitate Lactation Support throughout the Community.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Public Health Detailing as a Strategy to Address Congenital Syphilis
Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness Center for Health Equity Root Cause Organizational Realignment
Monongalia County Health Department MCHD-Grindr partnership to alert Grindr users to syphilis outbreak
Multnomah County Health Department Public Health Advisory Board as Public Health Ethics Committee: Authentic community input through an equity lens
Public Health Madison & Dane County Institutionalizing LGBTQ+ Health Equity in Dane County, Wisconsin
Public Health – Seattle & King County Environmental Health Services Division Building an Innovative Community Participatory Practice to Advance Environmental Justice at the Duwamish River Superfund Site
Rogers County Health Department Rogers County Fitness Training Program - RoCo Fit
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
Tri-County Health Department Public health partnering with local business communities on an initiative for workplace health and well-being
Presented to for an innovative program
Alameda County Public Health Department Safe Routes to School: The Nexus of Public Health, Safety and Transportation
Baltimore City Health Department Healthcare on the Spot: Integrated Mobile Treatment
Clinton County Health Department Leading Local Health Care Transformation: A Public Health, ACO, and Primary Care Collective
Cobb & Douglas Public Health Make Food Safer with Employee Health Achievers
Cobb & Douglas Public Health A Performance-Based Health Department Approach to Aligning Agency Plans
Columbus Public Health Local Food Action Plan Implementation Structure Leads to New Healthy Food Access Partnerships: Linden Farmers Market Success Story
County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department Respiratory Disease Differentiation Quick Reference Poster
Denton County Public Health Diabetic Education and Case Management
Denver Public Health The Alliance for HPV Free Colorado: A Multidisciplinary Approach to HPV Vaccination
Florida Department of Health in Broward County PROACT Program Collaborates to Improve HIV Retention in Care
Florida Department of Health in Broward County WIC Fluoride Varnish Program
Florida Department of Health in Broward County Decrease HIV Risk Through Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Florida Department of Health in Broward County Decreasing Community Viral Load Through Innovative Test and Treat Program
Florida Department of Health in Broward County Mammograms After Sunday Service (MASS)
Florida Department of Health in Duval County The Impact of Pharmacist Implemented HIV Medication Adherence in Minority Communities
Florida Department of Health in Duval County Nonpoint Source Septic Tank Education Project
Florida Department of Health in Marion County Increasing Access to Dental Care: "Taking A Toothache Out Using Teledentistry"
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County Hepatitis A Outbreak Response: Foot Team Deployment Using Geospatial High-Risk Activity Data
Florida Department of Health in Walton County Community Collaboration with the Aging Sector
Genesee County Department of Health & Orleans County Department of Health Using Telemedicine for Tuberculosis Care Management:a Three County Inter-Municipal Approach
Hamilton County Public Health Narcan Distribution Collaborative
Ionia County Health Department IIonia County Substance Abuse Initiative
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Using an Active Managerial Control Toolbox to Reduce Foodborne Illness Risks
Marion County Public Health Department Improving Epidemiology Productivity and the Availability of Information
Metro Denver Partnership for Health Let's Talk Colorado
Middlesex County Office of Health Services Public Health Nursing Case Management for XDRTB
Monroe County Department of Public Health Accessible Preparedness
Multnomah County Health Department Workforce Development: Public Health Career Maps
Nassau County Department of Health Small tank closure program - online application
Nassau County Department of Health Protecting the Aquifer by Licensing PBS Tank Contractors
Oswego County Health Department Oswego County Healthy Highway Program
Philadelphia Department of Public Health Response Team for Preparedness & Emergency Operations Coordination
Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Health Equity Training
Tri-County Health Department Healthy Farmer
Tri-County Health Department Rapid Implementation of Universal MMR Vaccination to Control a Mumps Outbreak at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Detention Facility in Colorado

If you have any questions concerning the Model Practices program please e-mail and a member of NACCHO’s Model Practices team will get back with you.

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