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NACCHO Announces Local Health Department of the Year Awards


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NACCHO Announces Local Health Department of the Year Awards

Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2013)—


The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce the first Local Health Department of the Year Awards. Three winners representing different jurisdiction sizes: Crook County Public Health Department, Prineville, OR; Gaston County Health Department, Gastonia, NC; and Denver Public Health Department, Denver, CO were honored during the Grand Award Ceremony at the NACCHO Annual Conference in Dallas on Thursday, July 11.

The Local Health Department of the Year Award recognizes and honors outstanding local health department accomplishments. This year’s applicants successfully demonstrated how their agency had used data or technology to improve public health in their community. The winners excelled at innovation, creativity and partner engagement, and catalyzed positive health outcomes for the people in the cities and counties they serve. 

The 2013 Winners:

  • Crook County Health Department, Prineville, OR (Small) - Recognized for innovative use of technology and data to improve the safety and accessibility of sidewalks.

  • Gaston County Public Health, Gastonia, NC (Medium)- Recognized for effective use of empirical data to reduce teen pregnancy.

  • Denver Public Health, Denver, CO (Large)- Recognized for use of mobile technology to improve data capture and processing of immunizations.

Learn more about the Local Health Department of the Year Award and this year's winners at www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-of-the-year.cfm.

About the National Association of County and City Health Officials
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's 2,800 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities.