NACCHO: Register to Attend a Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) 2.0 Training
Registration is now open for NACCHO’s in-person MAPP 2.0 training series. MAPP 2.0 is a community-driven, strategic planning framework to improve public health and achieve health equity. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO launched the MAPP 2.0 framework in 2023, as an update to the original framework (developed in 2001) to better center principles of health equity and community engagement. To download the handbook and learn more about MAPP 2.0, visit naccho.org/mapp.
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NACCHO Releases Article on Hospital Data and Climate Health Surveillance
NACCHO released an article about hospital data and climate health surveillance. Health care data is increasingly generated by electronic health records (EHRs) (also known as electronic medical records (EMRs)). An estimated 88% of American physicians use EHRs in their offices. Emergency department chief complaints serve as the primary data source for local health departments (LHDs) that employ syndromic surveillance, providing a snapshot of acute health problems within a community. Because EHRs allow for more complete and real-time surveillance than non-electronic systems, they can be extremely useful in tracking the impacts of extreme health or weather events. Because of these benefits, data retrieval is a growing part of surveillance in many LHDs.