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
More than 40 percent of middle and high schoolers who smoke use flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes
Flavored little cigar smokers less likely to think about quitting tobacco use
More than two out of every five middle and high school students who smoke report using either flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. This article, using data from the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), is the first to measure how many American youth are using flavored little cigars and flavored cigarettes.More »
November is American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to prevent this ever-growing disease.
To learn more about NACCHO’s work in diabetes control and prevention, please click here. The American Diabetes Association also offers free promotional materials to help local communities spread the word about American Diabetes Month.
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.