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Model Practices Winners


 
2014 Model Practice Winners

These programs were reviewed by a committee of peers (other local health department professionals) and were determined to be initiative programs, resources, administrative practices, or tools that demonstrates exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a local public health need. A model practice meets the following criteria: local health department (LHD) role, collaboration, innovation, responsiveness, and evaluation (both process and outcome). A promising practice exhibits the potential to become a model practice.

 
Model Practices
Boulder County Public Health
Boulder, CO
Alcohol Emergency Commitment: Gateway to Immediate Treatment Access for High Service Utilizers

Cincinnati Health Department
Cincinnati, OH
Creating Healthy Communities

Clark County Public Health
Vancouver, WA
Electronic Directly Observed Therapy for TB

Clay County Public Health Center
Liberty, MO
Clay County School Syndromic Surveillance

Cobb and Douglas Public Health
Marietta, GA
Program Summary Tool: An Evaluation Framework for Public Health Program Success

Florida Department of Health in Brevard County
Merritt Island, FL
Emergency Department Diversion Dental Program

Florida Department of Health in Marion County
Ocala, FL
Increased Access to Dental Health Care for Underserved Populations Through Community Partnerships

Florida Department of Health in Osceola County
Kissimmee, FL
Early Access Prenatal

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
Sanford, FL
Community Health Clinic:  Refugee services


Greene County Public Health Department
Catskill, NY
Project Needle Smart

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
Houston, TX
CHoosing And Maintaining Programs for Sex education in Schools (CHAMPSS)

Hennepin County Mental Health Center
Minneapolis, MN
Drop-In Medication Clinic

Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Houston, TX
Kids Vision Partnership

Kane County Health Department
Aurora, IL
Utilization of Quality Improvement to Assess, Prioritize and Improve Public Health Core Competencies

Kent County Health Department
Grand Rapids, MI
Interconception Care Program

Nassau County Department of Health
Uniondale, NY
Environmental Health Residential Development Protection Program

Oakland County Health Division
Pontiac, MI
Homeless Healthcare Collaboration

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA
The Unrecognized Gap: Staffing During a Public Health Emergency


Ravenna City Health Department, Board, and Community Sponsors
Ravenna, OH
Innovation of an After-school Personal Improvement Program (PIP) in Elementary School Grades 3rd through 5th

Three Rivers District Health Department
Owenton, KY
Three Rivers Thriller - Using Zombies to Teach QI

Tri-County Health Department
Greenwood Village, CO
Public Health Incident Management Team (PHIMT)

Tri-County Health Department
Greenwood Village, CO
Worksite Wellness Collaborative Outreach Model - Including Public Health, Business, Government, and Community Partners

 

 

 
Promising Practices
City of Independence Health Department
Independence, MO
Incorporating Mobile Health in Public Health Practice

City of Kansas City Missouri Health Dept
Kansas City, MO
Developing Regional Collaboration for Service Provision

Cobb and Douglas Public Health
Marietta, GA
Cobb Public Health Interactive Technology Project

Dakota County Public Health Department
West St. Paul, MN
Breastfeeding Friendly Health Departments Project

Davidson County Health Department
Lexington, NC
Healthy Corner Store Initiative

Denver Public Health
Denver, CO
Denver's In-School Immunization Program

Florida Department of Health - Pinellas County
St. Petersburg, FL
Obesity Treatment for Uninsured/Low Income Populations

Florida Department of Health - Brevard County
Viera, FL
Drowning Prevention Awareness Program

Florida Department of Health in Pasco County
New Port Richey, FL
Pasco County Health Department Dental Clinic

Florida Department of Health Volusia County
Daytona Beach, FL
Community Health Matters Video Program

Franklin County Health Department
Frankfort, KY
Get 'er Funded:  A QI Project to Increase Grant Monies

Franklin County Health Department
Frankfort, KY
Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Strategy to Increase Access to Pediatric Dental Care

Green River District Health Department
Owensboro, KY
HANDS

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
Houston, TX
Healthy Living Matters

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
Houston, TX
Core Tour Practice of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services

Hennepin County Public Health Department
Minneapolis, MN
Wellness for Every Body

Jefferson County Public Health
Lakewood, CO
Public Health Nurse / Human Services Collaborative Program
 
Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
Charleston, WV
Change the Future WV Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Initiative

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA
Community led Responses in Emergency Response

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
Louisville, KY
Innovative Tool to Effectively Assess Trends in Foodborne Illness

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness
Louisville, KY
Environmental Health Performance Improvement /Reporting Dashboard

Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Phoenix, AZ
Health Improvement Planning Beyond the Office:  Working in the Clouds

Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Phoenix, AZ
Bridging the Gap:  Utilizing Evidence Based Approaches in Public Health Practice

Mid-America Regional Council, Environmental Health Work Group, Food Handler Subcommittee
Kansas City, MO
Greater Kansas City Food Handler Training Reciprocity Agreement

Minneapolis Health Department
Minneapolis, MN
Implementing Sexual Health Education in Schools

Napa County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Division
Napa, CA
Zombie Pandemic Mass Vaccination Point of Distribution Exercise

Nassau County Department of Health
Uniondale, NY
"Movie Night" A Gateway to Healthy Dietary Change

Northeast Texas Public Health District
TYLER, TX
Center for Healthy Living

Oakland County Health Division
Pontiac, MI
Closed POD Planning Toolkit for Special Populations

Oakland County Health Division
Pontiac, MI
Public Health Nursing and Substance Abuse Services Team

Ocean County Health Department
Toms River, NY
Superstorm Sandy Mobile Outreach Program

Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Oklahoma City, OK
Integrated Emergency Operations Model for Public Health

Panhandle Public Health District
Hemingford, NE
National Diabetes Prevention Program in the Panhandle

Snohomish Health District
Everett, WA
“The Greater Risk? Disease vs. Vaccine” Card Set plus Parent Guide “Understand the Disease…Recognize the Risk - A Guide for Parents

Tarrant County Public Health
Fort Worth, TX
Tarrant County Public Health Workforce Readiness

Tri-County Health Department
Greenwood Village, CO
Multi-Divisional Strike Teams for Surge Support