Monday, July 15, 2013

Denver Public Health Named 2013 Local Health Department of the Year

Denver Public Health has been named a 2013 Local Health Department of the Year by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), whose membership consists of 2,800 local government health departments across the United States. This new award recognizes and honors outstanding accomplishments of local health departments across the country for their innovation, creativity, and impact on communities.

Denver Public Health was selected for its use of innovative, technology-based approaches that promote the health and well-being of Denver residents. These tools include:

·         The Hand-held Automated Notification for Drugs and Immunizations (HANDI) mobile Apple iPhone/iPad application that speeds the collection and processing of immunization data.
·         Two unique computer software applications that share health education with teens and improve care for HIV/AIDS patients.
·         A data warehouse and business intelligence reporting system that automates the collection and analysis of population health statistics and trends, improving health data assessment and distribution times for research purposes.

One of 24 applicants, Denver Public Health was chosen as the winner for public health departments serving a population of 500,000 and above. The team will accept the award in-person at the 2013 NACCHO Annual Conference, July 10-12, in Dallas, Texas.

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