If you're looking for examples of other Model Practices, check out our video database from 2022. 

Are you interested in applying? Learn more about Model Practices on the NACCHO website.

Your practice is right for a Model Practices application if: 

  1. it demonstrates exemplary and replicable outcomes in response to an identified public health need, and
  2. 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.  

If you have questions about the Model Practice Awards, please contact