Chronic Disease Prevention Update 
In This Issue
News from NACCHO
Spotlight on Healthy Eating
Get Involved
Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit
Connect with the Chronic Disease Team
Join Our Mailing List

News from NACCHO


Webinar: Implementing the National Prevention Strategy

at the Local Level 

Join NACCHO on Wednesday, September 26 from 2-3 PM EDT for a webinar on working with non-public health partners to implement the National Prevention Strategy at the local level. For more information and to register, click here.

Model Practices Application Information and Webinar

NACCHO will be accepting Model Practices applications October 1-31. Join NACCHO for a review of this year's application and the application process during webinar on Wednesday, September 19 from 12-1 PM EDT. Register for the webinar here.     


Accreditation Support Funding Opportunity  
NACCHO presents this funding opportunity for  health departments and organizations that assist health departments to prepare for or undertake accreditation-related activities. Applications are due Friday, September 28. Learn more.


Survive and Thrive Program Applications 

Survive and Thrive is a learning opportunity to enhance the skills of new local health officials. There are three application options: new local health officials, aspiring local health officials, and coaches. Applications are due Monday, October 15. Learn more.

Spotlight on Healthy Eating 


September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in the United States. To draw awareness to this issue, September has been designated National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One factor that influences childhood obesity is lack of access to healthy foods and beverages. Learn more about how nutrition affects childhood obesity by reading this report from the CDC on food environment indicators; by visiting the Choose My Plate website; and by learning more about the Let's Move Salad Bars to School initiative.


"Pour One Out" for Food Day

October 24 is Food Day. Celebrate with other communities across the nation by hosting a "Pour One Out" event by making a video of friends, coworkers, or students pouring out sugar-sweetened beverages in a fun, creative way. Videos will be uploaded on Facebook; view a sample video here. For more information, contact


Healthy Vending Resources

ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law and Policy) has published two new resources on healthier vending for municipalities. "Making Change: A Guide to Healthier Vending for Municipalities" highlights the necessary steps to develop and implement a healthy vending policy. "Model Healthy Municipal Snack and Beverage Vending Agreement" provides model contract language for drafting and negotiating municipal vending contracts. Access these resources here.


New Toolkit to Help Make School Lunches Healthier
The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit, from the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, is a collection of resources to help schools provide healthier lunches. This toolkit includes brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates, and more. Information targets parents, students, teachers, administrators, and food service workers. Access the toolkit here.

Get Involved


Webinar: Strategies for Prevention of Childhood Obesity

National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health 

Monday, September 17 from 1-2 PM ET   


Webinar: Leveraging Partnerships to Promote Tobacco Prevention
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
Monday, September 17 from 3-4 PM ET

Food Day 2012  

Wednesday, October 24


Prevention and Public Health Fund Grant Opportunities 


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

This edition's featured tool is The Life's Sweeter Challenge from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Join the Challenge to protect children,  families, co-workers, and and the community at large from the harmful effects of soda consumption, one of the biggest contributors to obesity in America. Support a realistic goal to help reduce consumption of soda and other sugary drinks from 10 cans per week to a maximum of three per week by 2020, a healthy target proposed by the American Heart Association.
Connect with the Chronic Disease Team

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 Camillia Easley.


Find resources, policy statements, news, and more on NACCHO's Chronic Disease webpage.  


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