County Wins Seven National Association of Counties Awards

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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 4:21 pm

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Seven Placer County programs won awards this year from the National Association of Counties, recognizing innovation in county government.

The environmental engineering division of Placer’s public works and facilities department received an award for the LiveSewerSmart program, an outreach campaign about avoiding drain clogs.

The adult system of care division won an award for its Health 360 program, which integrates mental and physical health services for clients with severe mental illness.

The human services division walked away with an award for an outreach campaign, conducted with support of the communications and public affairs office, to find housing for homeless veterans by educating landlords about a voucher program that supplements income for qualifying veterans.

Two awards went to the public health division. The first, the new Children’s Oral Health Program, provides dental prevention and education services for low-income children using the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, or WIC, as the entry point for dental care. The division received a second award for its Tobacco Prevention Program, an anti- tobacco/vaping multimedia messaging campaign targeted at youth.

The environmental health division was recognized for a program that ensures a safe food source is available for the temporary homeless shelter in North Auburn by working collaboratively with nonprofit organizations and local faith-based organizations.

SOURCE: Alliance for Innovation

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