Region Recognized at 2013 NACCHO Conference
Exemplary public health work from the Pacific Northwest was recognized at the 2013 NACCHO Conference held in Dallas, Texas, July 10–12, 2013.
July 16, 2013
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recognized the contributions of individuals and health departments in our region at the 2013 NACCHO Conference held in Dallas, Texas, from July 10–12, 2013.
Mary Selecky, former Secretary of Health of Washington State and former Administrator for the Northeast Tri-County Health District in Washington State received the 2013 Maurice “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award. This award recognizes current or former local health officials who have provided service to NACCHO and have shown significant leadership and achievement in local public health.
Crook County Health Department in Prineville, Oregon, was awarded the 2013 Local Health Department of the Year award for small health departments (those serving fewer than 49,999 residents). The award recognizes Crook County Health Department for its excellent use of the Health Impact Assessment process. Not only did the assessment collect information used to create a 20-year transportation plan, it led to a $500,000 award from the Oregon Department of Transportation to update bicycle and pedestrian paths.
NACCHO recognized other local health departments in our region as Model Practice Award Winners.
- Enhancing Public Health Employee Communication With Text Messaging
Public Health - Seattle & King County
- Community Resources for Mass Fatality Management
Public Health - Seattle & King County and Northwest Healthcare Response Network
- Improving Food Safety at Farmers Markets Through Training and Education
South Central Public Health District
Twin Falls, Idaho
We are proud of the excellent public health work being done in our region and congratulate all who were recognized at the 2013 NACCHO Conference.