Chronic Disease Prevention
NACCHO Annual 2014 Information
Share Your Knowledge - NACCHO Annual 2014 Call for Sharing Session Proposal Abstracts
Submit your sharing session abstract today for an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with peers at 2014's largest gathering of local health officials in the United States!
For questions or additional information, contact the NACCHO Annual Speaker Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-964-1240, Ext.11.Submission Due Date:Monday, December 16, 2013, 11:59 PM PST
NACCHO Annual 2014 Theme and Session Tracks Announced"The New Era of Public Health: Science, Innovation, and Policy"
The NACCHO Annual Conference Workgroup seeks sharing session abstracts for the NACCHO Annual 2014 Conference, set for July 9–11, in Atlanta. This year's theme "The New Era of Public Health: Science, Innovation, and Policy" will showcase all the opportunities available to LHDs to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions for sustaining or reinventing their organizations in the new era.
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:
In the Spotlight
New Resource: About One in Three Americans Live with Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC)
About One in Three Americans Live with Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) – that's more than a quarter of all Americans—and two out of three older Americans that are estimated to have at least two chronic physical or behavioral health problems. Treatment for people living with MCC currently accounts for an estimated 66 percent of the Nation's health care costs. As the U.S. population ages, the number of patients with MCC continues to grow. This mounting challenge has become a major public health issue that is linked to suboptimal health outcomes and rising health care costs. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network is pleased to present a new video and infographic about MCC.
Upcoming Webinar: Working Across Sectors for Healthy Food Policy: Promising Health in All Policies Approaches
December 5, 2013 2:00 pm Eastern
Food choices are often shaped by policies that originate outside the health sector and require significant cross-sectoral collaboration. The purpose of this webinar is to highlight how health departments working in partnership with other sectors, such as agriculture, education and transportation, can create healthier food policy and programs.
The speakers will present promising approaches to achieving twospecific food policy goals—improving school nutrition and reducing food contamination during transport. This webinar will be of interest to public health, agriculture and education leaders, managers and practitioners interested in creating collaborative partnerships to improve nutrition environments and food safety. Click here to register.
Upcoming Webinar: Promoting Physical Activity in Early Child Care and Education Settings
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), which has regulatory authority over group child care centers in NYC, modified the health code to promote obesity prevention in early childhood settings. Specifically, the regulations implemented in 2007 strengthened the requirements for physical activity opportunities offered and limited screen time provided to children. This Webinar will highlight key findings from this work related to promoting physical activity within a group child care setting, focusing on providing practical recommendations and tools that child care providers can use to improve the delivery of physical activity opportunities within child care and promote childhood obesity prevention.
Click here to register
Local Health Departments - Funding Opportunity
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors(NACDD), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce Phase VI of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training for Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke and Other Chronic Diseases. The Request for Applications and the Instructions for local health departments are available for download here.
Request for HIA Applications
NACCHO seeks to advance the practice of HIA among local health departments. Through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Designing and Building Healthy Places Initiative, two to three selected awardees will be provided technical assistance and funding to complete an HIA related to a transportation, land use, or housing project, plan, or proposal between January and June 2014. Click below to download:
***Applications are due Monday, December 9, 8:00 PM ET***
An informational call will be held Tuesday, November 19 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET. This call will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions about the RFA process, including eligibility, project benefits, and requirements.
Please register for the informational call here. Please check back here for more updates.
Please contact Tina Yuen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes on Trans Fats
The FDA recently announced that it is taking steps to reduce trans fats in processed foods. The agency estimates that further reducing the amount of trans fats in the American diet could prevent up to 7,000 deaths per year. A large body of evidence shows how chronic health conditions — including heart disease and diabetes — are linked to trans fats, and a number of cities around the country have already taken steps to decrease consumption of trans fats. More »
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.