Are you interested in applying? Learn more about Model Practices on the NACCHO website.
Your practice is right for a Model Practices application if:
- it demonstrates exemplary and replicable outcomes in response to an identified public health need, and
- it reflects a strong local health department role, collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and a thorough evaluation.
Examples of practices that may apply for the Model Practices Award:
- Enhancing community collaboration programs by connecting communities with substance use disorder information and resources in complex, diverse communities, addressing overall barriers to life-saving prevention, treatment, and harm reduction services.
- Developing communications materials that are culturally and linguistically relevant to historically marginalized communities being impacted by COVID-19 health inequities.
- Collaborating with trusted or non-traditional community partners in historically marginalized communities (i.e., schools, barbershops, etc.) to communicate accurate, up to date information on COVID-19 and vaccines to address vaccine hesitancy
- Creating a comprehensive trauma prevention initiative to reduce community violence overtime, which follows a place-based approach that invests in peer-based intervention, community engagement and collaboration, as well as capacity growth for grassroot prevention organizations.