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Ohio: Find My Local Health Department
A directory that allows user to input address in Ohio to find their associated local health department (LHD).
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Rural Health Mapping Tool
An interactive mapping system to help inform rural communities' strategies around COVID-19. Includes county-level data on COVID-19 vaccination rates, cases, and hospitalizations, as well as healthcare access, health status, and sociodemographic information.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
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Wisconsin Immunizations: Influenza Vaccine Data
Provides county-level data on Wisconsin residents who have received a flu vaccine. Includes vaccine trends from past seasons as well as percentage data broken down by age, race/ethnicity, and sex.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Addressing the Intersection of Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences: What Is the Capacity of Local Health Departments?: Results from the National Fielding of the SPACECAT
Provides survey results from local health departments (LHDs) regarding their capacity to address suicide, overdose, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Analyzes data from 101 LHDs that completed the Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Tool (SPACECAT) from a sampling of small (serving 50,000 people or less), medium (serving 50,000-499,999 people), and large (serving 500,000 or more people) LHDs. Includes discussions centering around capacity issues such as networking and partnerships, strategic planning, staffing, data integration, and addressing concerns for at-risk populations.
Author(s): Katherine Palm, Lane Davis, Margaret Cunningham, Kyle Brees, Kellie Hall
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Rural Health Matters
Recordings of Rural Health Matters, a weekly call-in show that features experts from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Covers COVID-19 and how it impacts farmers, ranchers, and rural America, as well as other issues impacting rural public health.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center
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MN Public Health Data Access Portal
An interactive data portal that contains information about public health in Minnesota. Includes data on issues such as child health, climate, diseases and conditions, environmental health, health behaviors and risk factors, health equity, and healthy homes. Allows user to select for specific topics and demographic indicators. Includes county-level and region-level charts and maps of data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Working Together to Improve Local Public Health Capacity in West Central Minnesota
Discusses the consolidation process of health services among 5 counties in West Central Minnesota in order to develop a service model that recognized the communal identity of the area. Details the governance structure and the related impacts and successes of the consolidation.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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Working Together to Improve Environmental Health in Colorado
Discusses the process of 3 rural and 3 frontier counties in Colorado partnering to provide environmental health services for their local areas. Features the results of the collaboration as well as strategies to create successful partnerships and governance.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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Strengthening Public Health in Rural Ohio Through a Council of Governments
Describes the process 7 county health departments in rural Ohio took to share resources and increase capacity while seeking accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. Discusses the development of a council of governments and the results of strategic planning.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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Arizona P2P Warmline
Educational resource for healthcare providers across Arizona on Acute COVID infection, vaccination, and treatment of Long-COVID. Providers can call (833) 937-1777 or submit a question and specialists will respond within 24 hours.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: University of Arizona
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