Chronic Disease Learning Communities

NACCHO supports different learning communities to support local health departments in peer exchange and implementation of evidence-based practice in chronic disease prevention. Learning communities currently offered are described below.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO coordinates a community of practice for local health departments that serve the 50 largest, urban jurisdictions in the country. The community of practice allows participants to learn about and share policy strategies to prevent chronic disease. Conference calls for the group focus on active living, healthy food access, sugar-sweetened beverages, and tobacco control. Recordings from recent conference calls are available through the following links.

Read how the Big Cities Chronic Disease Communities of Practice are identifying and addressing common priorities related to healthy eating and active living. 

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Boston Makes Health Food the Easy Choice for SNAP Recipients

BCHC Chronic Disease Community of Practice Success Story

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Boston Makes Health Food the Easy Choice for SNAP Recipients

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Cleveland Leverages Funds, Partnerships to Fight Tobacco Use

Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Success Story

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Cleveland Leverages Funds, Partnerships to Fight Tobacco Use

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Delaware Uses Vending Machines to Reduce Consumption of SSB

Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Success Story

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Delaware Uses Vending Machines to Reduce Consumption of SSB

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How Maricopa County Blazed a Trail for Active Living

Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Success Story

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How Maricopa County Blazed a Trail for Active Living

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Minneapolis Limits Youth Exposure to Flavored Tobacco

Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Success Story

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Minneapolis Limits Youth Exposure to Flavored Tobacco

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San Francisco’s Legacy of Leadership in Decreasing SSB

Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Success Story

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San Francisco’s Legacy of Leadership in Decreasing SSB

NACCHO coordinates a community of practice to support the local partners funded by states under CDC’s State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke Program (DP14-1422) to develop and sustain programs or collaborations with partners to implement the National Diabetes Prevention Program for populations at high risk for developing diabetes. Visit NACCHO’s online portal for the community of practice.

Municipalities (county and city-level public health agencies) will engage in a forum to share effective best-practices in local cardiovascular disease prevention, primary care integration, stakeholder engagement, and community awareness.

Call schedules and topics will be announced.