These innovations advance the practice of public health in ways that others can learn from to help their communities thrive as places to live, work, and play.
Alexandria, Virginia (PRWEB)
August 03, 2017
The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) announced today that nine public health organizations will receive a combined $1.55 million to advance innovative public health practices that monitor and head off threats to the health and welfare of their communities. The funds will allow these organizations to develop, test and implement innovative practices that other public health agencies can adapt to their communities’ needs.
The nine grant recipients will focus on a variety of challenges across the public health landscape from promoting nutrition to engaging at-risk communities. The grantees and focus areas include:
Baltimore City Health Department (MD): Coordinating low-income food access through an online pilot
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Community Relations Division: Developing multi-disciplinary networks to address equity
- DuPage County Health Department (IL): Creating cross-sector partnerships to coordinate mental health care
- Garrett County Health Department (MD): Driving community planning participation through low-cost digital tools
- Kansas Association of Local Health Departments: Increasing cross-jurisdictional partnerships for service efficiency
- Minnesota Department of Health: Addressing health equity through social service coordination
- Pima County Health Department (AZ): Improving low-income mother and child health through economic policies
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (WA): Empowering communities through a participatory budgeting process
- University of Chicago, Center for Spatial Data Science and School of Social Service Administration (IL): Aligning community health needs with existing resources for maximum impact
“This innovative work reflects the evolution that public health needs in order to protect people from emerging threats,” said Jessica Solomon Fisher, PHNCI’s Chief Innovations Officer. “These innovations advance the practice of public health in ways that others can learn from to help their communities thrive as places to live, work, and…