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DOH-BROWARD EARNS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS

By Florida Department of Health in Broward, Public Information Office

July 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 8, 2015     

Contact: Candy Sims, Public Information Officer

(954) 467-4784 / (954) 895-5745

DOH-BROWARD EARNS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS

~Recipient of the 2015 Large Local Health Department of the Year Award~

Fort Lauderdale, FL– The Florida Department of Health in Broward County(DOH-Broward) is pleased to receive the Large Local Health Department of the Year award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) at the 2015 Annual Conference. The award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of small, medium and large local health departments for their innovation, creativity and impact on their community.


“We are proud to receive NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year Award,” said Paula Thaqi, M.D., M.P.H, director of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. “The award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team and to the support of the entire Florida Department of Health, Broward County Government and our community partners."


NACCHO recognized this year's winners for their ability to align performance management with continuous quality improvement as a way to better position themselves for the future. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County created an automated performance management program designed to streamline the process to better address broad public health needs, while maximizing the use of resources.

In addition, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County received 3 Model Practices awards and 4 Promising Practices awards from NACCHO in 2015.

"From the water we drink to the food we eat and air we breathe, local health department leadership is critical to protecting and promoting the health and well-being for all people in their communities. We applaud the work they do 24 hours a day to keep us healthy and safe,” said NACCHO Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.

Learn more about the Local Health Department of the Year Award and this year's winners at http://www.naccho.org/membership/awards.cfm

The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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About the National Association of County and City Health Officials

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's 2,800 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.

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