Chronic Disease Prevention Update
In This Issue
NACCHO Request for Applications
Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action in LHDs
REACH Funding Announcements
EHC Releases Gestational Diabetes Evidence Report for Public Comment
Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Toolkits
Kentucky Farm to School Resources
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Track at NACCHO Annual 2012
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NACCHO Request for Applications:
Developing Capacity to Support
Diabetes Prevention and Control at the Community Level 

NACCHO is pleased to offer LHD diabetes prevention and control staff and their community partners this opportunity to attend a skill-building training in Atlanta, GA, in September 2012. Find out more about this opportunity by reading the full announcement here. Applications are due July 10, 2012.

New NACCHO Report
Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action in Local Health Departments

This report provides an in-depth examination of the Diabetes Today training and examples of how LHDs have successfully built coalitions, implemented programs, changed policy and systems, and leveraged funding and resources post-training. Access the report here

REACH Funding Announcements
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of approximately $32 million to improve the health of Americans through two Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiatives. These funding opportunities are designed to support comprehensive programs that address health disparities in racial and ethnic groups, building on previous REACH efforts and other community health programs that focus on engaging community partners. Deadline: August 7 (Letter of Intent due July 11).
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EHC Releases Gestational Diabetes Evidence Report for Public Comment 

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Effective Healthcare Program (EHC) posted its evidence report on gestational diabetes for public comment today. This report will be used to guide the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation on screening for gestational diabetes.The evidence report will be available for comment from June 15 to July 13 at 5:00 PM ET. View the report and submit comments here. 

Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Toolkits  The Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, and the Department of Health and Human Services, has developed these Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Toolkits. The toolkits are a compilation of existing educational "how-to" and resource brochures, pamphlets, and other information designed to assist owners, management agents, and residents of public and assisted multifamily housing who want safer and healthier homes.

Kentucky Farm to School Resources 

The Kentucky Department for Public Health Obesity Prevention Program has shared two new Farm to School Resources. The Farm to School Kentucky Handbook is designed to be a practical tool for school food service directors, farmers, and community members interested in feeding Kentucky food to Kentucky kids in Kentucky schools. The second resource is the Kentucky Farm to School Curriculum, a classroom curriculum developed through a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service that is targeted toward high school students. LHDs may find these resources useful in their own Farm to School nutrition efforts. 

Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Track at NACCHO Annual 2012 

Chronic disease (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, tobacco-related cancers), the leading cause of death in the United States, is gaining attention nationwide as its negative impact continues to increase over generations. Public health practice is shifting towards using evidence-based, community preventive health strategies, such as tobacco-free living, active living, and healthy eating, with an emphasis on reducing health disparities to combat chronic illnesses. To highlight this prevention-focused national strategic direction, NACCHO Annual 2012 will feature a track called "Chronic Disease Prevention and Control-Funding Prevention vs. Treatment." To learn more about this chronic disease-specific track, and to register for the conference, please visit We hope to see you in Los Angeles, July 11-13, for NACCHO Annual 2012!
Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit


This edition's featured tool is the

Healthy Vending Machine Project Fact Sheet. The Alabama Healthy Vending Machine Project is a collaboration between the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services to provide healthier options in vending machines in state agencies. The goal of the project is to increase access to healthy foods and beverages and reduce or eliminate the availability of calorie dense, nutrient poor foods in public service venues. 


NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Project has collaborated with national organizations and the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in an effort to connect local and state public health practitioners with publications, tools, and other resources related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool to the Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit, please contact Kelly Dawson.