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PHF Announces 2012 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest Winners

Related Categories: Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Topic: PHF News

Date: 7/18/2012

Today, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce the winners of the "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest, which is designed to identify model practices for implementing the evidence-based strategies outlined in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide).
 
The Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) has been awarded first place for their story, “The MCC Challenge.”  MCC utilized findings and recommendations from the Community Guide to implement a breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening promotion program among their own employees, which impacted approximately 7,000 employees and dependents as of March 2011 when the program was first launched.  Learn more about their success with the Community Guide.
 
“The Community Guide and Personalized Educational and Experiential Modules for Diabetes Management” from the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio came in second place.  Their use of Community Guide recommended strategies was evident in developing, implementing, and evaluating a diabetes management program within their Center for Community Health Improvement. Learn more about their success with the Community Guide.
 
Third place went to Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) for their entry, “Together We Can! Create a Healthier Community.”  CMDHD utilized the Community Guide to identify evidence-based initiatives to apply in their region to address the eight health priorities established for their wellness program.  Learn more about their success with the Community Guide.
  
Visit the Community Guide website for updated findings and recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

Promote the Community Guide
Promote the Community Guide by distributing Community Guide bookmarks or pens.  Contact Antoinette Barber to request up to 100 free bookmarks or pens for your use.

Interested in viewing a case study on how a  local health department implemented the evidence-based findings and recommendations from the Community Guide? Join us for Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice on August 22, 2012 at 2pm EDT to increase your knowledge of evidence-based strategies to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Register via TRAIN (course ID: 1034079) before the program air date on August 22nd.​

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PHF Announces 2012 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest Winners