Chronic Disease Resources

In order to help prevent chronic disease throughout the United States, NACCHO has compiled the following resources to help local health departments stay informed on all the most relevant issues in chronic disease prevention. Check back here regularly for new resources and contact chronicdisease@naccho.org if you have any questions.

NACCHO provides resources and support to local health departments to implement disease self-management programs at the community level. NACCHO offers an extensive complement of resources regarding guidance for implementation of programs and stories of successful programs.

NACCHO has compiled the following resources to help your local health department prevent chronic disease in your community.

CDC: Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005-2010
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CDC: High Sodium Intake for Children Factsheet
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CDC: National Action Guide (State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2013)
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CDC: Sample Bike/Pedestrian Interventions
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Get Healthy Philly: Philadelphia Healthy Chinese Take-out Restaurant Initiative
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Network for Public Health Law: Local Health Department Powers and Essential Public Health Services Compared​
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Network for Public Health Law: Opportunities for Local Health Departments in the Affordable Care Act
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Active Living Research: Do Short Physical Activity Breaks in Classrooms Work?
Active Living Research: Increasing Physical Activity Through Recess
AHRQ: The Importance of Investing in Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
APHA: Public Health Takes on Obesity: A Route to Better Health
CDC: School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
Change Lab Solutions: Dig, Eat, & Be Healthy
Change Lab Solutions: Land Use Policies to Protect and Promote Farmers' Markets
HHS: Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report
IOM: Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight - Workshop Summary
IOM: Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress
IOM: Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Kaiser Permanente: The Picture of Health
National Academies Press: Sodium Intake in Populations
Network for Public Health Law: Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality in North Carolina
Physical Activity Policy Research Network: Policy Research and Active Living Supplement
Prevention Institute: The Role of Community Culture in Efforts to Create Healthier, Safer, and More Equitable Places
Public Health Institute: Prevention Means Business Infographic
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Impact of Menu Labeling on Consumer Behavior
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Recommendation for Healthier Beverages
SNAP-Ed Works
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Evaluation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
Performance Standards for Restaurants A New Approach to Addressing the Obesity Epidemic
Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors - Workshop Summary
The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Maximizing Active Living Strategies to Advance Health Equity
National Civic League Releases Special Issue - 25 Years of Healthy Communities: Part 1
Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke: Ten-Year Update
Walking & Rolling: A Community Comes Together to Make it Safer and Healthier for Children to Get to School
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Resources and Tools on Chronic Conditions
Policy Evidence Assessment Report: Community Health Worker Policy Components
FDA Menu Labeling Regulations