Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice
New Webinar: Community Health Workers Tackling Chronic Diseases - Success Factors and Challenges
Chronic diseases impact entire communities and nations, costing millions of dollars in lost productivity and care, especially in developing countries. To respond to this global challenge, the UnitedHealth and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Collaborating Centers of Excellence conduct research to assess the benefits of engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) to implement a range of interventions to prevent and control chronic diseases like heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. Join leaders of the Centers of Excellence, the Open University (UK), and C3 Collaborating for Health as they discuss the successes and challenges around implementing CHW interventions in Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Central America, South Africa, and the United States. There will be time for questions and answers, and a certificate of attendance will be available! The webinar will be on Wednesday, May 22 from 9-10:30 AM ET. Please click here to register.
New Grant Funding Opportunities
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. For more details, you can find the full announcement and grant application here. The CDC will host an informational call for applicants on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2:00 PM ET; the call-in information is 866-934-5134; passcode: 45641947. The application deadline is June 18, 2013.
The Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice (BC-COP) consists of health officials or senior-level chronic disease programmatic staff from local health departments representing the 50 largest cities and metropolitan areas in the United States. The group's goal is to develop strategies for addressing chronic disease prevention for local health departments serving large populations and to serve as a unified voice in national policy discussions while maintaining communication with communities impacted by proposed policies.
The current priority areas for the Big Cities work group are the following:
NACCHO Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice members can share information, access resources and review recent Big Cities priorities. Contact Jennifer Kahn-Marshall at JKahn-Marshall@naccho.org for more information.
Sugar Sweetened Beverage Issue Brief
Chronic-Disease Management: The Role of Local Health Departments in Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the United States has increased over the years, putting a larger percentage of the population at risk of becoming obese or developing other chronic health problems. Making healthier beverage options accessible has long been a challenge for local health departments (LHDs). The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is working with LHDs to incorporate evidence-based interventions to combat the issue
This issue brief analyzes systematic efforts to reduce the consumption of SSBs. The brief will address the characteristics of SSBs, explain how these products contribute to chronic illness, and discuss ways that LHDs can increase public awareness and strengthen prevention efforts. More »
Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Extranet Site
Visit NACCHO's Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice member only external site for call notes, emerging news and other resources. click here