On Jan. 16, NACCHO publicly announced the 29 recipients of the MRC Challenge Award. NACCHO staff been working on the contracting process for Challenge Award and Capacity Building Award winners, and have provided Challenge Awardees with a press release template to encourage press coverage in their communities.
NACCHO also announced the formation of the new NACCHO MRC Volunteer Core Competencies Workgroup, which will examine and update the existing MRC core competencies for volunteers. Staff are planning the kickoff workgroup meeting at the end of February in New Orleans. The “2013 Network Profile of MRC Units” report is nearing completion and will be made available to MRC unit leaders and partners in March 2014. Lastly, development of the new MRC online platform continues, and is scheduled to launch in summer 2014.