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October 2012

October, 2012 eBulletin


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Utah Mammography Action Summit


The Utah Department of Health is hosting the first ever Utah Mammography Action Summit on November 8th in Salt Lake City. This summit will bring together some of the most influential minds in cancer and establish priority actions to increase state-wide rates of mammography screening. Read more here.






PHAB embraces Health Equity Standards


The Public Health Accreditation Board is reviewing current standards and measures for revisions. After NACDD's Health Equity Council and ASTHO's Equity Workgroup met with PHAB's chief program officer, Robin Wilcox, she declared "Your timing is perfect to help you make changes" See how you can get involved at




NACDD to Host Health Literacy Twitter Chat


Join us for NACDD's Health Literacy Twitter Chat at noon on October 25th! Follow us @NACDDinfo and use hashtags #LabsFirst and #HealthLiteracy. Follow NACDD on twitter at



NACDD Diabetes Leadership Initiative Website Goes Live!


A new website for the Diabetes Leadership Initiative (DLI) offers resources and information related to this three-year initiative to address the serious and growing impact of diabetes and its complications. Discover four DLI state projects, white papers and handy links to resources from organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. 



NACDD's School Health Releases Timely Publication: Building and Sustaining School Health Programs in State Health Agencies without Dedicated Funding


Discover how to think outside the box when it comes to school health programs that face decreased funding. This publication shares successful state initiatives that are ripe for replication. You can download this report and others here.




New Course Available on Creating Healthy Communities: Building and Sustaining School Health Programs in State Health Agencies without Dedicated Funding


Developed by a three-part coalition at The Ohio State University (PRC, DOH and College and supporting four PHAB domains, this is a new online, interactive, self-directed course called "Creating Opportunities for Healthy Communities” which will provide basic knowledge about how our social networks, community structures and local and state policies affect our health and health behavior is now available. Read more here.





NACDD October General Member Call: "Enhancing Coordination"

Dial In: 800.430.0714 Access Code: 4587400


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Presenter: Amy Holmes-Chavez, MPH Acting Chief of the Coordinated State Support Branch. Please join us to hear about the roll out of the regional technical assistance teams and news about what is happening in Coordinated Chronic Disease.Don't miss it!




New Mental Health Resources from AHRQ


Discover several new AHRQ Effective Health Care Program mental health resources. To learn about new materials comparing Second-generation Antidepressants, Atypical Antipsychotics and more, check out the updates to their Mental Health library of resources page.




NACDD Career Center


Please visit NACDD Career Center for current opportunities and spread the word!




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