NACCHO's Community Health Promotion Team engages local health departments to support building their capacity to implement, evaluate, and sustain evidence- and practice-based chronic disease prevention activities in their communities. Using a three pronged approach, NACCHO will disseminate the three P's: Policy, Practice and Partnership models that show best-and promising-practices at the local level to combat chronic disease.
The latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted the prevalence of asthma, asthma attacks, and emergency department visits for asthma among working adults from 2011 to 2016. Over that period 11 million working adults had asthma. Of that population, 44.7 percent had an attack, and 9.9 percent had an asthma-related emergency department visit.
Trust For America's Health (TFAH) has released the report, Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps, in collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation. The report was shaped by a convening with national, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials. The resulting framework focuses on areas where public health can support, complement, or enhance aging services, and includes five key potential roles for public health.
This initative provides the tools to support tobacco prevention and control in local communities.