Chronic Disease Prevention
NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Team is working with the goal of engaging and enhancing local health department's ability to expand evidence- and practice-based chronic disease prevention activities in their communities and promote change at the policy, systems, and environmental levels in order to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
NACCHO welcomes requests for chronic disease prevention planning and technical assistance from any local public health department, please send your requests to email@example.com.
Our current projects include the following:
Chicago Aims to be the Healthiest City in America
Chicago Launches its Healthy Vending Challenge
If you visited a city-owned building in Chicago sometime in the past few months, you may have noticed something different: Vending machines filled with healthy foods and drinks. Led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, the effort is part of Healthy Chicago, an ambitious initiative to make Chicago the healthiest city in the United States.
Launched in March, the Healthy Vending Challenge encourages local businesses and organizations to follow the City’s lead and adopt the same nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold in their vending machines. Any business or organization interested in accepting the Healthy Vending Challenge can download a Blueprint for Healthier Vending, a toolkit that includes steps for creating and implementing a policy, guidelines, surveys, tips and resources, and signage and stickers.
Finding Foundation and Government Grant Funding
June 13, 2013 11:30 – 12:30 EDT
Presenter:Barbara L. Folb,MM, MLS, MPH, Public Health Informationist; Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
This presentation will describe an approach to planning and carrying out a systematic search for funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies, and demonstrate some basic skills in using the most important resources and ways to automate the search process. All resources used are free on the Internet or widely available through public libraries in the US. Click here to register
RWJF Commission To Build A Healthier America Webcast
June 19th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America as it hears testimony from leading experts regarding how best to support health in communities and during early childhood. The Commission is charged with identifying actions the nation should take now to improve health. Click here to register
Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action
Wednesday, June 19 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. PT/ 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET
The speakers will discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice. In addition to those currently working with HIA and HiAP, the webinar is recommended for public health and environmental health practitioners, urban planners, equity leaders, and community groups looking to advance health and equity. Join us for a webinar, sponsored by PolicyLink and the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO), focused on why equity is critical to HiAP and HIA, and specific strategies to implement and ensure equity.
New Grant Funding Opportunity
CDC Grant Notice: Sodium Reduction in Communities Program
The "Sodium Reduction in Communities Program" (NCCDPHP -CDC-RFA-DP13-1301) aims to reduce sodium intake to levels recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Eligible applicants include state health departments, city and county health departments with jurisdictions over 500,000, and American Indian tribal governments. Please click here for the full announcement and grant application here. The application deadline is June 18, 2013.
Chronic Disease Advisory Group
The Healthy Living and Prevention Workgroup, comprised of local health officials and programmatic staff with chronic disease policy and/or built environment expertise, is the advisory group for NACCHO’s chronic disease projects. The workgroup (1) helps define NACCHO’s chronic disease priorities and policies; (2) provides guidance on how NACCHO can best assist LHDs to address these priorities; and (3) provides guidance on federal/national chronic disease initiatives. Regular communication with the workgroup is essential to informing NACCHO’s work and the work of NACCHO’s partners.
Two new NACCHO policy statements from the Healthy Living and Prevention workgroup were approved by the Board of Directors in February 2013. The new policy statements are:
A compendium of NACCHO chronic disease policy recommendations can be found here.