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Model Practices

In the Spotlight

NACCHO will accept applications for the 2016 Model Practices October 1-31, 2015. A sample of the application is posted in "Related Content" as well as instructions on how to use the new application system and FAQs. Log in to myNACCHO to apply.

If you have any questions concerning the Model Practices program please e-mail and a member of NACCHO membership team will respond.
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2015 Model Practice Awardees

NACCHO is pleased to honor the 2015 recipients of Model Practice and Promising Practice awards, which will be available in the online, searchable Model Practices database.

From 68 applications, 19 public health programs were selected as "model," and 26 public health programs were selected as "promising." For a list of Model Practice winners, click here

The Model Practices Database
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Since 2003, the NACCHO's introduces several interactive review features to the Model Practices Database.

The Model Practices Database is an online, searchable collection of innovative best practices across public health areas. These practices allow you to benefit from your colleagues' experiences, to learn what works, get strategies on how to re-implement effective programs with good results, and save time and resources. Click here for a video on how to use the Model Practices Database.

The Model Practices Database is a resource to

1. Get an idea: find proven initiatives, programs, resources, administrative practices and tools that address local public health needs,

2. Give an idea: submit an application about your innovative program or practice developed to meet a particular public health program or concern.

3. Try an idea: don’t reinvent the wheel, put a practice to the test in your community.

4. Evaluate an idea: what did you think? Leaving feedback leads to continuous quality improvement.

5. Reference an idea: when you refer to the Model Practices Database in a speech or a paper, you’re sharing what works in local public health.