Linn County Public Health is excited to announce appointments to NACCHO advisory groups:
Barbara Chadwick - The Health Reform Workgroup informs NACCHO’s efforts to support local health departments (LHDs) by providing insight into what is happening in the field. They also generate, identify, and assess innovative approaches to solving problems related to how LHDs make decisions related to their roles in the local public health and health care systems.
Amy Lepowsky- The Epidemiology Workgroup is NACCHO's expert advisers for promoting the practice of epidemiology at the local health department level of government. This is accomplished by being a venue for policy development, news, exchanges of information, and tools useful for epidemiologic practice.
Julie Stephens - The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measurement Workgroup addresses topics such as measuring preparedness capabilities and outcomes, legal preparedness, administrative preparedness, and community engagement. This includes broad work with all fifteen Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) capabilities and related performance measures, with additional focus on PHEP capabilities 1 & 2: Community Preparedness and Community Recovery. This group may also be asked to provide guidance and feedback to relevant NACCHO projects, including Project Public Health Ready.
Kaitlin Emrich - The Performance Improvement Workgroup provides leadership and guidance to NACCHO, local health departments (LHDs), and partner organizations regarding the design, development, and evaluation of performance improvement projects including quality improvement, accreditation, mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, and health equity.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represent 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.
NACCHO's advisory groups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the opportunities and challenges facing local health departments and the field of public health at large. NACCHO committees and workgroups assist NACCHO with its vision and mission.