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National Association of County and City Health Officials . 2018. Compendium of NACCHO policy recommendations. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials , 160 pp.

Annotation: This compendium contains the National Association of City and County Health Officials' policy recommendations. Topics include access to health services, adolescent health, border/immigrant health, chronic disease prevention, climate change, environmental health, epidemiology, food safety, health equity and social justice, healthy community design, HIV/STD prevention, immunization, infectious disease, informatics, injury and violence prevention, maternal and child health, public health preparedness, public relations, quality improvement, tobacco, and workforce.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Health policy, Professional societies

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2016. Crosswalk between public health accreditation and health impact assessment. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document describes how health impact assessment (HIA) can be used as a tool for local health departments to promote community health improvement while contributing to documentation that demonstrates conformity to the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB) Standards and Measures. Contents include background on HIA and accreditation and a crosswalk between PHAB standards and measures and HIA projects by domain. Examples of health data summaries, committee minutes, dated distribution lists, attendance logs, brochures, flyers, website screen prints, news releases, posters, and policies that can be used during the accreditation process are included.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, Assessment, City health agencies, County health agencies, Data collection, Health promotion, Measures, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Public health programs, Standards

Newman S, Leep C, Ye J, Robin N. 2015. The changing public health landscape: Findings from the 2015 Forces of Change Survey. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 65 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of local health departments (LHDs) to assess the impact of forces that are affecting change in LHDs including health reform and billing for services. Topics include background and survey methods, budget cuts and job losses, changes in services, billing for clinical services, collaboration with non-profit hospitals, collaboration with primary care providers, and workforce skills.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, Collaboration, County health agencies, Educational change, Health care reform, National surveys, Organizational change, Primary care, Reimbursement, Work force

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2015. Building an ethics infrastructure in local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for accreditation coordinators and local health department (LHD) practitioners outlines steps to advance public health ethics at LHDs. Topics include why it's important to understand and promote public health ethics, considerations for establishing an ethics committee, and Public Health Accreditation Board ethics requirements.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, City health agencies, County health agencies, Ethics, Local government, Policy development, Public health infrastructure

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2015. Guide to HPV resources for local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 12 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes educational and communication tools that can be adapted for human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) campaigns in local health departments and used in HPV project planning. Contents include brochures, continuing education webinars, fact sheets, guidance documents, infographics, letters and opinions, public service announcements, toolkits, video and audio communications, and websites. The guide includes resources for health care professionals to learn about HPV, the benefits of HPV vaccination, tips for talking to parents and adolescents, and strategies to increase vaccination rates. Resources to increase parents' and adolescents' awareness and knowledge about the HPV vaccine and HPV-related cancers are also included.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, City health agencies, Communication, County health agencies, Human papillomavirus, Preventive health services, Program planning, Public awareness campaigns, Public health education, Resources for professionals, Vaccines, Young adults

Public Health Accreditation Board. 2015. Guide to national public health department Initial accreditation. Alexandria, VA: Public Health Accreditation Board, 46 pp.

Annotation: This guide presents the process for seeking and obtaining initial public health accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Topics include preparation, registration and application, documentation selection and submission, site visit, evaluation, and suspensions. Additional contents include background and information about the benefits of public health accreditation, standards and measures, eligibility for accreditation, accreditation decisions, appeals and complaints, annual reports, reaccreditation, and technical assistance.

Contact: Public Health Accreditation Board, 1600 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 778-4549 Fax: (703) 778-4556 Web Site: http://www.phaboard.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, City health agencies, County health agencies, Public health agencies, State health agencies

Astone N, Martin S, Breslav L. 2014. Innovations in NYC health and human services policy: Teen pregnancy prevention. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 9 pp.

Kemmerer C, Runnels L, Calondra T, Snebold L. 2014. Conversations with local health departments: Parenting education and skills-building program implementation capacity. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 10 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief describes local health department (LHDs) readiness and workforce capacity and identifies opportunities and challenges related to supporting and implementing parenting education and skills-building programs, specifically Legacy for Children. Contents include information about the 2012 Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Survey, focus groups, and results. Topics include community needs assessment and intervention fit, stakeholder engagement, planning and assessment, workforce development and support, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainability. Discussion, implications, and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website. Document Number: NA581PDF.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, MCH research, Model programs, National surveys, Parenting education, State programs

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014. Staying resilient in hard times: Local programs and services for women, children, youth, and families. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief presents findings from a survey to determine local health department (LHD) best practices for preserving services and programs to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents in light of economic downturn and changing health care system landscape. The brief focuses on the constellation of programs and services provided by LHDs and the overlap of those programs and services with health care services covered as essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Health care reform, Health services delivery, MCH research, Model programs, National surveys, Organizational change, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014. Maternal, child, and adolescent health (MCAH) champions: The local MCAH capacity building project experience. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a multi-year demonstration project to build local health department's (LHD's) technical knowledge and leadership abilities for maternal and child health through blended learning techniques including in-person capacity building trainings and virtual coaching, networking, and peer-to-peer sharing. Contents include information about the project framework and outcomes, participating LHDs, lessons learned, and recommendations for future capacity building projects is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Leadership, Local MCH programs, MCH training, Networking, Organizational change, Peer education, Public health infrastructure, Technical assistance, Work force

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014. Building a formal ethics infrastructure at local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines six recommendations for how local health departments should create infrastructure to address ethical issues that arise in public health practice. The appendices contain an in-depth summary of the process used to the develop the recommendations and examples of formal ethics infrastructures.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Ethics, Local government, Policy development, Public health infrastructure

National Association of County and City Health Officials . 2013. Staying resilient in hard times: Local collaboration for women, children, youth and families . Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials , 8 pp.

Annotation: This research brief presents findings from the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health 2012 Survey, which was conducted as part of a larger research project to determine local health department best practices for implementing services and programs that meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents in light of the economic downturn and a changing health care system landscape. The brief presents the landscape of existing and potential maternal, child, and adolescent health (MCAH) partners in local jurisdictions, with the goal of providing insight into the extent to which MCAH staff collaborate with partners and their interest in maintaining or expanding these collaborations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, Collaboration, County health agencies, Health care reform, MCH research, Model programs, National surveys, Public private partnerships

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2012. Roadmap to a culture of quality improvement: A guide to leadership and success in local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to local health departments (LHDs) on progressing through six phases or levels of quality improvement (QI) integration until a culture of QI has been reached and can be sustained. For each phase, the document presents common organizational characteristics and incremental strategies for transitioning to the next stage. The document also describes six foundational elements of a QI culture that LHDs should cultivate over time.

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Evolution, Leadership, Learning, Local government, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Sustainability, Systems development, Transitions

National Association of County and City Health Officials. [2009]. Maternal, child, and adolescent health toolkit. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials,

Annotation: This online toolkit contains downloadable resources highlighting programs and practices to help local health departments with their work related to maternal and child health and adolescent health. The toolkit is divided into the following categories: programs, publications, toolbox, public health advocacy, press room, and membership. Users may also request help (including help finding a tool), bookmark tools, and submit tools.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Advocacy, Child health, City agencies, Community agencies, Internet, MCH, Maternal health, Programs, Public health, Resource materials, World Wide Web

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2005. Operational definition of a functional local health department. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brochure describes the functions of local health departments to assist citizens, residents, and elected officials understand what can reasonably be expected from governmental public health in their communities and how to hold them accountable. The definitions are divided into ten standards and include monitoring health status, protecting people from health problems and hazards, informing the public, engaging the community, developing public health policies and plans, law and regulation enforcement, helping people receive health services, maintaining a competent public health workforce, evaluating and improving programs and interventions, and contributing to and applying the evidence base of public health. A brief list of references is provided.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, City health agencies, Community health services, Consumer education materials, County health agencies, Health policy, Health promotion, Public health, Public health programs

Strombino DM, Koontz A, Silver GB, Allston AA, Grason HA. 2002. Accountability and quality improvement for perinatal health. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 8 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to describe accountability and quality improvement functions undertaken by local health departments. Topics include four essential public health functions for pregnant women and infants: (1) assessing and monitoring health status to identify and address problems; (2)ensuring public accountability for pregnant women's and infants' well-being; (3) ensuring the capacity and competency of the perinatal health work force; and (4) ensuring access to comprehensive, quality systems of care. Statistical information is provided in map and chart formats. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, City health agencies, County health agencies, Local government, MCH services, Perinatal health, Personnel, Quality assurance, Statistical data, Women's health

Fitzgerald M, ed. 2000. Lessons learned 2000: Profiles of leading urban health department initiatives in maternal and child health—From the CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference, Westminster, Colorado, September 2000. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 193 pp.

Annotation: This directory profiles 72 urban MCH programs of city and county health departments across the nation whose jurisdictions include one or more cities of 100, 000 population (or the largest city in the states not otherwise represented); the programs represent one of the health department's most successful MCH efforts during the year 2000. The profiles are presented in alphabetical order, by city and by state where the local health department is located. Each profile includes contact information, essential MCH functions and initiatives, funding sources, and budget. It also includes a description of objectives, activities, barriers faced and overcome, health department roles, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The profiles are additionally indexed by target populations and approaches and essential MCH program functions. The MCH program functions index was added in 2000. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: City health agencies, Initiatives, Local MCH programs, Program descriptions, Urban MCH programs

DC Action for Children. 1999-. What's in it for kids?: A budget and program analysis for the District of Columbia FY 20__. Washington, DC: DC Action for Children, annual.

Annotation: This report discusses the fiscal year budget for the District of Columbia, emphasizing the funding available for programs to benefit children, youth, and families. The report begins with background information including a historical timeline on the budget process. It explains how to advocate for children, youth, and families. Subsequent chapters provide detailed information on programs and budget in the following areas: welfare and other government benefit programs, child welfare, early childhood development, juvenile delinquency and crime prevention, homelessness, recreation, maternal and child health, mental health, the Children and Youth Investment Fund, and the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund. A glossary, a list of city government officials and agencies, and a list of other important addresses and phone numbers are included at the end.

Contact: DC Action for Children, 1616 P Street, N.W., Suite 420, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 234-9404 Fax: (202) 234-9108 E-mail: dcaction@dckids.org Web Site: http://www.dcactionforchildren.org/ Price unknown.

Keywords: Advocacy, Budgets, Budgets, Child health, Child welfare, Children, City agencies, District of Columbia, Early childhood development, Families, Homelessness, Juvenile delinquency, Maternal health, Mental health, Prevention, Program evaluation, Recreation, Tobacco, Welfare programs, Youth

Fitzgerald M, Rostermundt J, eds. 1999. Lessons learned 1998: Profiles of leading urban health department initiatives in maternal and child health—From the CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference San Antonio, Texas, September 1998. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 198 pp.

Annotation: This directory profiles 82 urban MCH programs of city and county health departments across the nation whose jurisdictions include one or more cities of 100, 000 population; the programs represent one of the health department's most successful MCH efforts during the 1999 year. The profiles are presented in alphabetical order, by city and by state where the local health department is located. Each profile includes contact information, essential MCH functions and initiatives, funding sources, and budget. It also includes a description of objectives, activities, barriers faced and overcome, health department roles, accomplishments, and lessons learned. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: City health agencies, Initiatives, Local MCH programs, Program descriptions, Urban MCH programs

Fitzgerald M, ed. 1999. Lessons learned 1999: Profiles of leading urban health department initiatives in maternal and child health—From the CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership Conference. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 183 pp.

Annotation: This directory profiles 72 urban MCH programs of city and county health departments across the nation whose jurisdictions include one or more cities of 100, 000 population; the programs represent one of the health department's most successful MCH efforts during the 1999 year. The profiles are presented in alphabetical order, by city and by state where the local health department is located. Each profile includes contact information, essential MCH functions and initiatives, funding sources, and budget. It also includes a description of objectives, activities, barriers faced and overcome, health department roles, accomplishments, and lessons learned. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org $15.00. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHM019.

Keywords: City health agencies, Initiatives, Local MCH programs, Program descriptions, Urban MCH programs

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.