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About 2018 Model Practices

Thank you for your interest in NACCHO’s Model Practices Program. The goal of the Model Practices Program is twofold: (1) to nationally honor and recognize outstanding local public health practice and (2) to promote the sharing of these outstanding practices among local health departments (LHDs). Please read all the instructions and criteria carefully before filling out the application. Applications will be scored based only on the information provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. 

The application consists of the following sections:

  • Contact Information
  • Abstract
  • Overview
  • Responsiveness and Innovation
  • Local Health Department (LHD) and Community Collaboration and Implementation Strategy
  • Evaluation
  • Sustainability

Answer each section separately; do not combine sections. Please make sure to answer all questions in complete sentences. Also be mindful of typos and grammatical errors; poorly written applications may not be forwarded for review. Practices that are designated model will be published online for public viewing. If selected, Model Practices winners may be asked to write an article for the Fall issue of the NACCHO Exchange.

All Model Practices applications must be submitted through the online application process. NACCHO will not accept any application sent via e-mail, fax, or conventional mail. NACCHO recommends that applicants develop/write their responses in a separate document before beginning to fill out the online version so that there is a backup copy. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Eligibility Details

All local health departments (LHDs) and NACCHO affiliate members are eligible to submit practices; however, only active (dues-paying) NACCHO members will be eligible to receive a stipend to attend the NACCHO Annual Conference (pending available funding for stipend).

To be eligible for the 2018 Model Practices Awards, online submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 20, 2017. We strongly encourage early submissions.

If you have any questions concerning the Model Practices program please click on “ask a question” or  e-mail and a member of the Model Practices team will get back with you.

The Application Process


Application Opens


Application Closes


Reviewing process beings


Final decision are made


Winners will be notified


Winners will be recognized at NACCHO Annual 2018 in New Orleans, LA during the Grand Ceremony Reception.