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Model Practices Winners

2013 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

Alameda County Public Health Department/Nutrition Services Program
Alameda County - Food to Families (A Kresge Foundation grant)
Oakland, CA

Boston Public Health Commission / Health Care Without Harm
Hospital Learning Network
Boston, MA

Florida Department of Health in Broward County
Paramedics as Partners: Back to School Immunizations
Fort Lauderdale, FL

City of Milwaukee Public Health Laboratory
Milwaukee's Laboratory System Improvement Program
Milwaukee, WI

Clark County Health Department and Home Health Agency
Clark County Dental Health Initiative
Winchester, KY

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Using Predictive Models for Rapid Assessments of Recreational Water Quality
Parma, OH

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
The SEL (Students Eating Locally) Project
Parma, OH

Franklin County Health Department
TAKE 10:  A Policy Integrating Physical Activity into Classroom Curriculum
Frankfort, KY

Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness
Environmental Justice
Atlanta, Georgia

Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization (AIM)
Houston, Texas

Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
CLEAN - Clean Living Environment in Appalachian Neighborhoods
Charleston, WV

Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
A  Model for SLIV Clinics:  The Dollars and “Sense” of Billing Private Insurers for Immunization Services
Charleston, WV

Kane County Health Department
A Collaborative Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan
Aurora, IL

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
Developing Tools for Improving Compliance with Child Care Licensing Regulations
Lawrence, Kansas

Livingston County Department of Health
Main Streets Go Blue
Mt. Morris, New York

MA Health Officers Association (MA SACCHO)
On Your Time Local Public Health Training
Ward Hill, MA

Nassau County Department of Health
Enhanced Collaboration for the Implementation of the Nassau County Mosquito Surveillance and Control Plan Revised to Address the Asian Tiger Mosquito
Uniondale, New York

Nassau County Department of Health
Skype Observed Therapy: New Technology for Tuberculosis Control
Uniondale, New York

Nassau County Department of Health
Screen for Success:  Early Intervention-WIC Developmental Screening Collaborative
Uniondale, NY

New Hanover County Health Department
New Hanover County Mosquito Control Policy and Practice
Wilmington, North Carolina

New York State Association of County Health Officials
Increasing Access to Healthy Beverages in Public Spaces
Albany, New York

Okaloosa County Health Department
Improved Customer Satisfaction Through Enhanced Feedback Capabilities
Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Orange County Health Department
Customer Queue Management Program and Implementation
Orlando, FL

Palm Beach County Health Department
Use of IGRA for TB Infection Screening
Riviera Beach, Florida

Florida Department of Health, Brevard County
Primary Access to Health (PATH)
Merritt Island, FL

Public Health – Seattle & King County
Enhancing Public Health Employee Communication With Text Messaging
Seattle, WA

Seattle & King County and Northwest Healthcare Response Network
Community Resources for Mass Fatality Management
Seattle, WA

Salt Lake Valley Health Department
Restaurant Inspection Website Tool for Reducing Critical Violations
Salt Lake City, Utah

San Francisco Department of Public Health Name
Local Health Department/Hospital Partnership for Community Health Improvement
San Francisco, CA

South Central Public Health District
Improving Food Safety at Farmers Markets Through Training and Education
Twin Falls, ID

St Louis County Department of Health
Mandatory hepatitis A vaccine ordinance for food handlers and subsequent decline in case rate in St. Louis County
Berkeley, MO

Tarrant County Public Health
Kids Growing Healthy
Fort Worth, Texas

Three Rivers District Health Department, Owenton KY
NASCAR Kentucky Environmental Health Strike Team Training 2012
Owenton, KY

Tri-County Health Department
Environmental Health Employee Training Program
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Two Rivers Public Health Department
Young Children Priority One Dental Program
Holdrege, Nebraska

Volusia County Health Department
VCHD “Second Review” Process for Revenue
Daytona Beach, FL

Volusia County Health Department
VCHD Clinical Productivity Dashboard
Daytona Beach, Florida

Volusia County Health Department
VCHD Provider Productivity Analysis
Daytona Beach, Florida

Promising Practices

HEALTHY CAPITAL COUNTIES: Collaborating for Meaningful Community Health Assessment – examining community data in a new way across three counties with a health equity lens
Barry-Eaton District Health Department
Charlotte MI

Digital Library for Public Health
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Massachusetts

Bullitt County Smoke-Free Policy
Bullitt County Health Department
Shepherdsville KY

Tri-County Chronic Disease Management program
Central Valley Health District and City County Health District
Jamestown ND

School Based Oral Health
Chicago Department of Public Health
Chicago IL

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

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

Assessing the health of Denver Communities: Denver’s Council District Reports
Denver Public Health Department
Denver CO

East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition
East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition
Emporia Kansas

Crisis Emergency Risk Communication during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire
El Paso COunty Public Health
Colorado Springs CO

Study Circles
Gallatin City-County Health Department
Bozeman Montana

Community Ownership in Points of Dispensing
Hamilton County General Health District
Cincinnati Ohio

HealthWatch - School Absenteeism and Illness Surveillance System
Hamilton County Public Health
Cincinnati OH

Wellness for Every Body
Hennepin County Public Health
Minneapolis MN

Building a Healthier Independence: Multi-department Collaboration to Combat Obesity and Tobacco Use
Independence, Missouri Health Department
Independence MO

Kent County Interconception Care Program
Kent County Health Department
Grand Rapids MI

Reducing the Burden on Local Health Departments by Using Community Resources for Mass
Dispensing of Medical Countermeasures
LAC DPH Emergency Preparedness and Response Program
Los Angeles California

Say it Right the First Time: Using Plain Language to Empower LA County Public Health Employees to Address Health Literacy
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health/Health Education Administration
Los Angeles CA

The Marion County Health Department Dental Collaboration Benefits the Citizens of Marion County
Marion County Health Department
Ocala Florida

Team Ultra
Marshall County Health Department
Benton KY

Peaceful Playgrounds: Increase Physical Activity of Children During Recess
Martin County Health Department
Stuart Florida

Privatization and Transition of Direct Services
New Orleans Health Department
New Orleans Louisiana

Norwalk Health Department and Norwalk Hospital: CHA/CHIP Co-Leadership Model
Norwalk Health Department
Norwalk Connecticut

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

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

Staffing during a Public Health Emergency
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Philadelphia PA

The Business Case for Breastfeeding
Sedgwick County Health Department
Wichita KS

“The Greater Risk? Disease vs. Vaccine”
Snohomish Health District
Everett Washington

School Immunization Record Review Project
Spokane Regional Health District
Spokane WA

Weaving Bright Futures
Spokane Regional Health District
Spokane WA

Collaboration Improves Capacity for Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Dental Services
Springfield-Greene County Health Department
Springfield MO

The Point - It's All About You
The Point/South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control/Region 7 Public Health
North Charleston South Carolina

A new dimension to measuring changes in access to healthy food in school lunches
Tri-County Health Department
Greenwood Village CO

Alternate Care Facilities Functional Annex
Tri-County Health Department
Greenwood Village CO

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

Practical application for LHD utilizing Facebook: Union County, Ohio
Union County Health Department
Marysville Ohio

Electronic Storage of Vital Statistics Files
Volusia County Health Department/Department of Health/Vital Statistics
Daytona Beach Florida

PACE EH and MAPP = Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership(WCHIP)
Walton County Health Department/Environemtanl Health/ Florida Department of Health
DeFuniak Springs FL

Reducing Seniors’ Exposure to West Nile Virus by Repairing Screens
Yavapai County Community Health Services
Prescott AZ