Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Get Involved, Review Tools for NACCHO: This Week in the Local Health Department National Coalition for Health Equity

This week Coalition members have an opportunity to help their fellow health officials, Coalition members, and other public health professionals. You are invited to review the contents of NACCHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit, part of the NACCHO Toolbox-- a free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community. Tools within the Toolbox are materials and resources public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of public health objectives.

The Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit is intended to help local health departments explore and tackle the root causes of inequities in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. It covers subjects ranging from social justice theory to public health practice, and includes journal articles, video clips, reports, PowerPoint presentations, book references, action guides, web sites, and more.

The goal of a reviewer is to ensure the quality of tools included in NACCHO’s Toolbox. As subject matter experts and thought leaders in the field, you are our ideal tool reviewers. If you would like to participate in this project please contact Ashley Bowen abowen@naccho.org, (202) 507-4282). Included below is a list of the tools currently in need of at least one reviewer, please indicate any preferences you may have.Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to this project. Peer review is essential to the success of NACCHO’s Toolbox. We rely on you, our public health leaders, to help us curate this collection of tools.
For more information contact:
Ashley Bowen, MA Health Equity and Social Justice AssociateNational Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)1100 17th St NW, Seventh FloorWashington, DC 20036 (202) 507-4282 (direct)(202) 783-5550 (main) abowen@naccho.org NACCHO's Bookshelf includes popular (and fun) public health-related titles!

No comments:

Post a Comment

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. All comments will be moderated and reviewed by OMHHE staff. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. All comments should be relevant to the topic and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give the OMHHE the right to reproduce or republish comments.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.