Chronic Disease Prevention
How do we create a culture of health in our communities? What does a community look like, when all the factors that influence a person’s overall health and well-being are met? From education to recreation, the social determinants that we strive to address in public health – those conditions in which people are born, live, work, and age – are opportunities to create a healthier, more equitable future for all.
Through policy, practice, and partnership models, NACCHO’s work in chronic disease engages local health departments in building their capacity to implement, evaluate, and sustain evidence- and practice-based chronic disease prevention activities in their communities. Public health is the work we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can make healthy choices and lead fulfilling lives, and NACCHO supports health departments’ initiatives to promote community health and wellness for all.
Public Health Infrastructure
Learn about NACCHO's work with Healthy People 2020 and the roll-out of Healthy People 2030, and find social determinants of health resources
This initative provides the tools to support tobacco prevention and control in local communities.
The following projects are not currently receiving funding but have been focus areas for our Chronic Health team.
NACCHO has several policy statements related to chronic disease.
- Healthy Food Access
- Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention
- Transportation and Health
- Opposing Preemption of Tobacco Control Regulations
- Health in All Policies
- Supporting Local Legislation to Ban Hookah Smoking
- 12-04: Regulation of e-Cigarettes
- Supporting Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention and Control
- Tobacco Prevention
- 09-11 Menu Labelling, Trans Fats, and Salt
- 14-12: Salt Reduction
To access our program's policies and letters to Congress, visit the policy statement page.
To learn more about chronic disease prevention, please reach out to [email protected].
Community Health Program
Senior Program Analyst, Chronic Disease