ChangeLab Solutions, a national organization that advances health equity through advocating for equitable policies and legislation, has released A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy. The Blueprint presents the next generation of legal and policy strategies and best practices to help policymakers, practitioners, and communities improve health outcomes – especially at the local level.
The US Center for Disease Control & Prevention has an online public health emergency law course available for free (after creating an account) through CDC TRAIN. The course prepares state, tribal, local, and territorial public health practitioners to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response activities in their jurisdictions. The course covers the domains of the Public Health Emergency Law Competency Model in three units, each of which takes about 40 minutes to complete.
The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention has updated their Consortium Dashboard. The dashboard compiles existing data sources to describe the unintended consequences of pharmaceutical opioid use in Colorado, both statewide and at sub-state levels.
The National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC) has released the Opioid Use Disorder Prevention Playbook. The playbook focuses on the role prevention plays in combating the opioid crisis in the US.
NACCHO frequently hosts webinars and highlights partner webinars on relevant public health issues to help your local health department learn about emerging topics. You can find current and archived webinar recordings, as well as featured resources discussed in the webinar on their website.
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is a national clearinghouse on rural health information and resources to support healthcare and population health in rural communities. Featuring an online library, rural health data, state guides, toolkits, rural programs models, custom alerts, and more, the RHIhub is your first stop for rural health information. The RHIhub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, meaning that all of its services are provided free of charge.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHRR) is a valuable tool for not just analyzing your county's health data but also learning about how those data can be used to study topics such as health equity in your community. CHRR has a wealth of webinars available to public health advocates with topics around equity, poverty, and getting the most out of your ranking information. 2019's CHRR is available now!
NACCHO has a podcast! Listen to in-depth interviews with public health officials discussing hot topics in their field. Find the series on iTunes here.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASHTO) has a podcast about public health that discusses topics ranging from the opioid epidemic to being a successful public health leader.