Chronic Disease Prevention Update 
In This Issue
Active Living Research Seeks Conference Abstracts and Award Nominations
Healthy Communities by Design Summit
Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Seeking Article Submissions
Media-Smart Youth Funding Opportunity
Recruitment for CDC's National Tobacco Education Campaign
Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit
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Active Living Research Seeks Conference Abstracts and Award Nominations

Active Living Research recently announced a call for presentation and workshop abstracts, and a call for award nominations for its 10th Annual Conference. The conference theme is "Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice," which recognizes the importance of engaging people from multiple disciplines to increase physical activity and help reverse the obesity epidemic. The conference will be held February 26-28, 2013 in San Diego, CA. The submission deadline for presentation abstracts, workshop abstracts, and award nominations is August 31, 2012. Click here for more information.

Healthy Communities by Design Summit

Loma Linda University School of Public Health will be holding their third annual Healthy Communities by Design Summit on October 1-2, 2012. This summit will bring together a unique cross-section of key leadership in policy, industry, and academia to discuss health and the built environment. Key outcomes of this summit include discussions on ways to improve existing initiatives and the future of building healthy communities. Register here.

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Seeking Article Submissions

The journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is seeking article submissions from state, tribal, local and territorial health department practitioners who are on the front lines working to improve the health of the public. PCD is committed to providing a forum for the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention. Submissions should showcase practice-based evidence from the field of public health and can include original research, community case studies, systematic reviews, special topics, or briefs. Submissions are due by September 25, 2012. For more details, click here.  

Media-Smart Youth Funding Opportunity 

IQ Solutions, Inc. is soliciting proposals from nonprofit, government, faith-based, and minority organizations that serve youth to actively promote, implement, and integrate Media-Smart Youth into their programming. Media-Smart Youth is designed for young people ages 11 to 13. The program increases awareness and knowledge among youth of the media's role in influencing their nutrition and physical activity choices. Awardees will receive up to $15,000. The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity is September 10 at 5 PM ET. Find out more by reading the announcement here and access the application form here.

Recruitment for CDC's National Tobacco Education Campaign 

The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health is currently recruiting individuals to feature in their next national tobacco education campaign. The campaign will feature real people who have suffered severe health conditions caused directly by smoking or that were triggered by exposure to secondhand smoke. Women and men of all backgrounds who have been tobacco-free for at least six months qualify. The CDC is looking in particular for veterans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, and individuals who have suffered a heart attack due to secondhand smoke; have symptomatic COPD; have diabetes and have suffered health problems from smoking; or have had a serious asthma attack due to exposure to secondhand smoke. Read the attached flyer for more information. 

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.