Public Health is an inherently multi-disciplinary field with a diverse workforce consisting of professions ranging from clinicians, epidemiologists, and informaticists to health educators, policy analysts, and program evaluators. As a result, people often find themselves soiled by our specific discipline or practice area and, even more frequently, the public health focus area (e.g., HIV and STIs, chronic disease, environmental health). As such, the struggle to meaningfully collaborate, both within the field and beyond, remains.
As people head toward a new decade and set their sights on achieving Healthy People 2030 goals, it’s critical that everyone creates opportunities for engagement across public health disciplines, practice areas, and organizations/agencies. To that end, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is expanding the 2020 annual conference into a two-pronged convening, NACCHO 360: Raising the Reach of Public Health, which will feature:
- NACCHO Annual: the premier public health conference where local health department staff, partners, and funders share the latest research, ideas, strategies and innovations across public health focus areas, and
- PHIITS: Public Health Informatics, Information Technology, and Surveillance: a reimagined Public Health Informatics Conference that goes beyond informatics to also explore local health department information technology infrastructure and public health surveillance.
NACCHO 360 doesn’t intend to merge its two related but complex parts. Rather, undergirded by the key principles of Public Health 3.0 – strong leadership and workforce; strategic partnerships; flexible and sustainable funding; timely and locally relevant data, metrics, and analytics; and foundational infrastructure – it aims to empower cross-pollination. The conference will break down silos and connect public health professionals and disciplines that depend on each other, while also preserving pathways that respect the focus and interests of the individual public health professions.
This conference will take place at Denver, Colorado.
Register now with the National Association of County and City Health Officials!