NACCHO’s community health team supports local health department programs and services focused on promoting health and preventing disease through:
Community health projects address a wide variety of health promotion and disease prevention issues, including chronic disease, HIV/STI, other infectious diseases, injury, adolescent health, reproductive health, immunization, tobacco, primary care, and mental health.
In the Spotlight
CDC's recently published Winnable Battles Progress Report, 2010–2015, describes the progress being made in addressing these critical public health challenges. A critical component of the Winnable Battles effort is the ability to set clear, actionable targets to help achieve significant progress in a relatively short time period. From decreasing deaths and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes to reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections and lowering the obesity rates, CDC and its public health partners are working toward measurable progress in these areas. CDC and partners are on track to decrease teen birth rates by 20 percent, reduce motor vehicle crash fatalities by 31 percent, and reduce certain healthcare-associated infections in hospitals by 60 percent by the 2015 target date. Click here to access the report.
Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action
Since 2010, NACCHO, in partnership with the CDC and the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University, has trained 36 local health departments (LHDs) and their community partners in Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action, a two-day training designed to build capacity in planning and implementing community-based programs.
NACCHO provides ongoing technical assistance to LHDs and their coalitions as they carry out the diabetes prevention and control action plans developed after the training. Read more about their work here.
New Resource: Chronic Disease Prevention Webcast Series
NACCHO's Chronic Disease Team would like to invite you view to the new Chronic Disease Prevention Webcast Series that will highlight strategies that local health departments, external stakeholders, and citizens can use to encourage active living, healthy eating, physical activity and chronic disease management in local communities.The NACCHO Chronic Disease team works with local health departments to expand and promote practice/evidence based chronic disease prevention activities, and promote the adoption of policy, systems and environmental change strategies within communities.
Each installment of this three-part series focuses on different topics.
Part I focuses on healthy vending standards and nutrition policies.
Part II focuses on how local health departments can enhance partnerships with non-traditional partners at the local level.
Part III focuses on how the University of Michigan's Center for Managing Chronic Disease designed Women Breathe Free to focus on female issues that may affect women's asthma.