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1 NACCHO’s Role Environmental Public Health Tracking MN EPHT Facilitated Discussion May 15, 2012

2 Overview NACCHO activities Key informant interview summary report Key recommendations for bridging the gap between state and local health departments NACCHO workgroup recommendations Leveraging efforts State Tracking Program LHDSLHDs

3 NACCHO Activities Conducting key informant interviews Hosting webinars Providing feedback on new tracking resources and features Convening NACCHO’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Workgroup Promoting Tracking resources Hosting facilitated discussions

4 NACCHO Workgroup Recommendations Link tracking resources to county health rankings Provide more localized data Link data to voting precincts Directly connect with community nurses, environmental health specialists, etc. Tie into community assessment processes (e.g. PACE-EH, MAPP) Seek to expand range of data in portal that reflects the scope of work of LHDs Provide for educating local policy makers Develop culture that expects coordination/cooperation between state and local health departments

5 Webinars Environmental Public Health Tracking and Health Impact Assessments April 12, 2012 (Archived) Overview of HIA Online Tool for Tracking Health Impacts of Ambient Air Pollutants – CDC Estimating Morbidity and Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution – NYC HIA of a Proposed Cap-and-Trade Framework – California Environmental Public Health Tracking and Children’s Health June 1, 2012, 1:30-3:00 PM ET Overview of Children’s Health Module – CDC Asthma and Outdoor Quality – Florida Childhood Lead Poisoning – Maine

6 Leveraging Efforts Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Process Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE-EH) Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Accreditation

7 Key Informant Interviews: Barriers Lack of localized data Linkages among hazards, exposure, and health outcomes not clear enough Insufficient time and staff capacity Uncertainty about the application of tracking data and resources

8 Key Informant Interviews: Recommendations Develop and enhance localized data Provide specific programmatic examples Connect with community health assessments and health impact assessments Market to specific capacity and size of LHD workforces Provide plain language communication materials Support LHDs building local portals

9 Bridging Gap Between State/Local Health Departments Workgroups Facilitated discussions In-person meetings State-wide meetings Direct and in-person trainings Mini grants Mechanism for LHDs to collect tracking data Site visits Direct communications State Tracking Program LHDSLHDs

10 Questions? For more information about NACCHO’s Tracking Project, go to: Becky Johnson ) Amy Chang ) Jennifer Li )


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